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Does Nash’s Schizophrenia Help Him in A Beautiful Mind?

In the beginning of the film, I viewed Nash a socially awkward person who was highly intelligent. I didn’t know much about him and therefore as the film continued I was oblivious to his mental illness. Therefore, I viewed Charles,… Continue Reading →

How Does “A Beautiful Mind” Make us View Mental Illness

Since “A Beautiful Mind” is a movie about an individual with a disability, in this case paranoid schizophrenia, it will make the viewer see John in a certain type of way. In my opinion the purpose of the film is… Continue Reading →

A Beautiful Mind Leading Into A Pathography

A Beautiful Mind can be seen in part as both a pathography and a biography in a number of ways. As the film focusses on the progression of the life of John Nash we pathographically see the advancement of his… Continue Reading →

Symbolism in A Beautiful Mind

In the film A Beautiful Mind, director Ron Howard uses objects to symbolize and express a deeper meaning than they appear in their natural nature. Howard’s use of symbolism throughout the film may not be observed by a viewer on… Continue Reading →

Comparison and Contrast of Death of A Salesman and A Beautiful Mind

The movie A Beautiful Mind reminded me of the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. In Death of a Salesman, the protagonist, Willy Loman, frequently sees and experiences events that are not actually there. Much like Willy, John… Continue Reading →

Unreliability in “A Beautiful Mind”

When I watched A Beautiful Mind, I discovered that John Nash is an unreliable narrator. Through the first half of the film the viewers are to believe that he has a roommate at Princeton University by the name of Charles. Nash’s first… Continue Reading →

Similarities & the differences between A Beautiful Mind & “The Yellow Wallpaper”

After watching A Beautiful Mind, I realized that the movie is very similar to the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” that we had discussed in class. The protagonist in both the film and the short story display common signs of… Continue Reading →

A Beautiful Mind’s Clever Film Tricks

Upon viewing Ron Howard’s, A Beautiful Mind, I kept in mind the film terms we discussed in class. Originally I believed the movie was shot through objective camera; however, upon class discussion and reading the excerpt “Unreliable Narration in Film”,… Continue Reading →

Mental Illness in the movie A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind is a movie that shows us the affects schizophrenia has on the daily life of John Nash. The movie show us the stages schizophrenia has and how severe the mental illness can be. People in today’s society… Continue Reading →

the stages of schizophrenia in the movie

It was really hard for me to distinguish between a real story and a hallucination when I watched the first part of movie until John Nash was diagnosed as a schizophrenia.   The movie itself successfully tells viewers John Nash’s… Continue Reading →

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