A Beautiful Mind Analysis

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Introduction
When watching “A Beautiful Mind,” it is hard for viewers to understand who is real and who is imaginary until the truth is revealed. That is, in essence, what it would be like to live in the mind of John Nash. “A Beautiful Mind,” directed by Ron Howard and originally based on a biography by Sylvia Nasar, tells the story of John Forbes Nash Jr., a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a recognized American mathematician with schizophrenia. The main ethical dilemma, which isn’t introduced until the latter part of the movie, concerns Nash discontinuing his medication. If he discontinues his medications, his illusions will come back. The dilemma is whether it is ethically acceptable to let Nash discontinue his medication and continue to live at home or whether he should be hospitalized. The ethical dilemma presented in the movie impacts the characters in various ways, and the methods used to solve the dilemma exposes ethical principles that are being abused and, oppositely, positive principles used by the characters that are attempting to help Nash.
Summary of the content before the Dilemma
The first part of “A Beautiful Mind” introduces Nash and his unique way of thinking. It explains his initial breakthrough in mathematical theories and how he met his wife. In addition, his imaginative characters played a major role in his actions throughout the movie and can be easily thought of as realistic people by viewers until his condition is revealed. An example of one of Nash’s

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