Analysis Of The Movie ' A Beautiful Mind '

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College of Mount Saint Vincent Samantha Barreau April 27, 2015 English Professor McCain A Beautiful Mind The movie takes place in 1947, the main character John Nash arrives at Princeton. Him and Martin Hansen are both recipients of an award. The prestigious award was a Carnegie Scholarship for math. At the opening reception, he meets a group of math and science graduate students, there names were Richard Sol, Ainsley, and Bender. He even meets his roommate Charles Herman, and he’s a literature student. John is under pressure to publish work, but he wants to publish something that he feels is his own original idea. His inspiration comes to him when he and some of his other graduate students discuss how to approach a group of women at a bar. Martin quotes and says "every man for himself", but John attempts to argue that the best and most cooperative approach would lead to better chance of a good outcome. John develops a concept of governing dynamics and then publishes an article on this. Based simply on the idea of this, he is given an appointment at MIT where Richard and Bender join him there. Fast forward through the movie a little, a few years later John is invited to the Pentagon. He’s invited basically decrypt the encryption thats connected to enemy telecommunication. John can decipher the code mentally, all he has to do is look at it, and surprisingly or even to the astonishment of the other decrypters. He views his regular duties at MIT as uninteresting
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