Essay on Beautiful Mind

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CMI Kowats Pd. 4 March 12, 2011 A Beautiful Mind Questions Section 1: Questions: 1. Describe the opening sequence when John Nash sees the others. What patterns does he see? Why is this important? • 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. 2. What is Nash's role at Princeton? • Nash is a graduate student at Princeton. He is also famous for being one of two recipients of the Carnegie Prize for math. 3. What are the prizes the students talk about? • The students talk about the Carnegie Prize, which John Nash and Martin Hansen both win. 4. How does Nash relate to the…show more content…
• These patterns help emphasize the greatness of his mind. 2. What are your strengths and weaknesses? • My strengths are academics, music, and my faith. My weaknesses unfortunately include a lack of a good work ethic. 3. What is your dream? What would happen if you didn't achieve it? • My dream is to play music professionally, or graduate college and land a stable job. If I did not achieve this, then I would feel horrible, but try to make the best of what I have. 4. This film has a lot of characters, and not all of them get major screen time even though they're essential for the story. Keep a list of the characters, some identifying physical trait, and their relationship to Nash. (Marvin Hanson, Charles Owen, Nils, and Saul Bender are all introduced here.) • Characters: o Marvin Hansen is Nash’s rival in academics at Princeton. o Charles Owen (Who is this?) – Charles Herman is Nash’s “prodigal roommate” and his close friend. o Ainsley Neilson is one of the guys in the group. He wore the tie about which Nash claims a mathematical explanation to explain how bad it is. o Sol is one of Nash’s friends from Princeton, whom he chose to work at MIT with him. o Bender is another one of Nash’s close friends, who was also chosen to work at MIT. 5. Is it possible to have everyone win in life? Does life need to have winners and
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