A Beautiful Mind

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HSP3UI - Movie: A Beautiful Mind

1. Define and explain the term schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder often characterized by abnormal social behaviour and failure to recognize what is real. Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, auditory hallucinations, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and inactivity. A person with schizophrenia often hears voices, experiences delusions and hallucinations and may believe thoughts, feelings and actions are controlled or shared by someone else.

2. When did John first have symptoms or problems? How long has this been going on?

John went through most if not all the symptoms of schizophrenia. John’s wife, Alicia, who was pregnant
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6. Nash begins to find patterns where no patterns exist. In what and/or where does he find patterns?

John Nash sees patterns where no patterns exist. In the beginning of the movie, John sees patterns on the man’s tie, and relates it to reflections of light and shapes. This shows his analytical mind, and his ability to relate two arbitrary things to geometry and math. He also finds patterns when one night he and Alicia stood under the sky and he asked her to find an object in the sky and then connects stars to draw an umbrella that Alicia was not able to find. Lastly, when Alicia discovered his office walls were covered with countless bits of torn paper from newspapers and magazines. John connects frantic lines into imaginary patterns using those bits of paper from the newspapers and magazines.

7. John Nash is an intensely unsociable man. Prove this statement with three examples from the film.

John Nash is an intensely unsociable man. Throughout the movie, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ he shows that in a few different ways. First of all, John Nash shows that he an intensely unsociable man when his wife finds out that his best friend is a not a real person. It’s just a figment of his imagination. He has no real friends. Secondly, he shows that he is unsociable because he eats and works alone at Princeton. He prefers to work alone in the library as opposed to being with his classmates in the faculty lounge. Lastly, he showed that he
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