A Beautiful Mind

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In the film "A Beautiful Mind", John Nash is portrayed as a very intelligent mathematician. I was very surprised in the end of the movie when I found out that the main characters of the movie were all made up in John's head. My feelings toward the movie were that it was very intriguing that someone could live their entire life as though it was a math problem. It was very sad how someone so smart and brilliant with so much knowledge in one field, could lose his total grip on reality like John Nash did.

The film conveyed that John Nash viewed his life as one large math problem. Everything he did on a daily basis was thought of as a problem and he would have to come up with a mathematical solution. The reason for John going "crazy" was because of this problem he had. John's mind didn't ever stop working or trying to come up with something new to invent.

He always wanted to be the first to come up with some amazing theory to apply in math.

Teachers must have an excellent grasp on their subject matter. John knew everything and more there was to know about math. Also, teachers must have patience and a good way of explaining to others. John Nash had a descent amount of patience to teach and many of his students were so impressed and intrigued by what he knew and had to share with them. He held a great relationship with his students because of this.

I personally, would not like to have been a student of John's because I do not have a strong knowledge or passion for math like he did. As for meeting him, I would like to know what runs through his mind and why he...