In the movie A Beautiful Mind the character John Nash has schizophrenia. He has both positive and negative symptoms of this disorder. We see his viewpoint of the world throughout the movie and do not know his disorder until the middle through the ending of the movie, but it is the most clear at the end. I believe the film is realistic to the portrayal of a person with this disorder. The film makes you feel what John Nash is feeling by seeing what he sees everyday. John Nash gets schizophrenia in his early adulthood. This movie was based on a true story about John Nash.
John Nash’s positive symptoms include: delusions, hallucinations, disordered behaviors and thoughts, and odd movements. His delusions is when he thinks he is a secret agent for the government working with cryptography. This delusion makes him believe that the government implanted a code into his arm. Everyday he looks through newspapers for codes to tell the government of what Russia is planning to do with the bombs. This delusion makes him act on edge and people start to notice and he is forced to go to a mental institute.
His hallucinations include seeing and hearing from the department of self defence and his supervisor named William Parcher, other government officials, soldiers, his roommate Charles and his daughter who acts like a niece figure towards him and her name is Marcee. He believes Charles is going to watch his child in the bathtub while he tries to shut the window. Nash has disordered thought process when he is doing cartography for the government. Also, when he rides his bike in a infiniti pattern at Princeton.
He has unpredictable agitation iis when he fights his roommate and throws the desk out the window. He is childlike when talking to the girl at the bar and has a sarcastic and negative attitude towards everyone. He also hits the psychiatrist Dr. Rosen in the nose. John’s strange movements is when he is in the mental institute when he tries to...