“A Beautiful Mind” Questions
1) He is very anti-social, he displays behavior that deviates much from the norm in terms of sociality when he does socialize, and he refuses to accept defeat in any form. 2) He is a professor at MIT and he also is a code-breaker. A part of his disorder is hallucinations and he imagines that this “big brother” person tasks him with finding foreign messages in periodicals which furthers his disorder. 3) His schizophrenia begins when he believes he has a roommate which actually does not exist. We realize that John Nash is schizophrenic when his wife begins to discuss with an acquaintance of John’s about his hallucinations. 4) He has to learn to live with the hallucinations
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14) John made many contributions to his fields of study and one contribution that is still being studied in economics today is the “Nash Equilibrium” which is an economic theorem that has to do with game theory. 15) The stress from the tasks he was given could have possibly played into his schizophrenia. I do think he was responsible enough, but because of his disorder, he wasn't able to handle all of the stress. 16) He could have been charged with either neglect or murder, but the insanity plea would lessen the harshness of his sentence. 17) There is a chance of his child be schizophrenic, since this disease can be transmitted genetically. 18) Alicia showed Nash the unopened documents he had delivered to the secret mailbox. Later on Nash realizes that the character of his imagination were not real because they never aged. 19) Seeing this film allowed me to have a firsthand account of how schizophrenia can affect someone, and how this disease can affect everyday life. It also helped me understand how a person who is afflicted by this disorder behaves due to watching John Nash progress through adult life. 20) Nash is honored by his fellow professors for his achievement in mathematics, and goes on to win the Nobel memorial prize in economics for his revolutionary work in game theory.
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