A Beautiful Mind By Russell Crowe

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Russell Crowe’s portrayal of John Nash in A Beautiful Mind was a relatively accurate depiction. It displayed many of the various obstacles one would have to face in the event that they were diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. However, there were certain inaccuracies that could have been fixed. If a modern clinician were to treat Nash’s schizophrenia, they would apply multiple factors into a treatment plan that would be most beneficial to him. Movie Summary A Beautiful Mind takes place in New Jersey, and opens in the year 1947. It is about John Nash, whom at the time was a young college student from West Virginia studying mathematics at Princeton University. Since the beginning of the movie, John had trouble in social…show more content…
This idea turned into a concept that would allow Nash to go nearly anywhere with many scholarships at hand (Howard, 2002). After many years, Nash obtained his doctorate and started working and teaching classes for MIT. He became highly regarded in his field, and in 1953, he was sent to the Pentagon to break a code that America had received from Moscow. After this, he was approached by a man named William Parcher. He told Nash that he had to do more code breaking to try and find the location of various Soviet bombs. Nash then believed that Parcher placed a radioactive tracer in his arm (Howard, 2002). While working as a teacher, Nash met a woman named Alicia Larde. Alicia was a student in Nash’s class, and they had a connection. He invited her to a party that would take place at the university, and Alicia helped Nash in various social affairs that night, and this brought more affection between the two. They stayed together, and eventually got married (Howard, 2002). While working and teaching, Nash did work for Parcher by decoding hidden messages in newspaper and other publishings. He would then send his results in the form of letters in which he would drop off from a specifica drop box on private property. In October of 1984, Nash believed Parcher picked him up and they were being chased by another car, and they were being shot at. After this, his paranoia increased drastically. Every car he saw he became suspicious of who was behind the wheel. He

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