A Beautiful Mind Sociology

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In A Beautiful Mind, Nash is often depicted as eccentric or not quite there. The beginning of the movie aimed to convince the audience that Nash was ordinary, but when things became clear that Nash had schizophrenia, the directors depicted Nash to fit the stereotype. The harrowing moment for Nash became plot driven and showed suggestions that schizophrenics are inherently violent individuals. What was originally presented as something pure and a hopeful situation for Nash’s recovery was twisted to include a breakdown that harmed the family. The movie furthers cultural stigma by showing that the wife of Nash was afraid of her own husband. Although these events may have taken place, the dramatic nature of the scene and how the movie revolves

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