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John Forbes Nash Jr. In Sylvia Nasar´S A Beautiful Mind

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Sylvia Nasar writes an award winning book A Beautiful Mind, based on a true story. The book entails how an intelligent individual generates formulated equations from which he creates. He suffers from a disorder called schizophrenia. Nasar speaks about how he coped with his disorder leading to his success as well as the events that occurred in the process. “Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history” (NIMH). This disease may cause people to see things, hear things or believe people are plotting to harm them.
John Forbes Nash Jr. the mathematical genius, his story begins in a small town called Bluefield in West Virginia. A brilliant human-being, after high school Nash went to Pittsburgh to study chemical engineering. He did not follow professor’s work properly and felt that was not his calling in life. John wanted to be noticed in a way that people would notice him, by some type of invention. Later on the young scholar was accepted by the top four mathematics programs of Harvard, Princeton, Chicago, and Michigan. He chose Princeton because of how the college valued him and how much money they gave him.
After arriving to Princeton John Von Neumann seemed to be the star at the time of mathematics, Neumann was considered the role model of Nash’s generation. His years spent at Princeton, caused Nash to construct a formula that nominated him for a membership in the National Academy Sciences. The job market was bad at the time after Princeton, but John was still offered a C.L.E. Moore instructorship by MIT and an instructorship by Chicago. He moved to Boston living in a room in Boston near MIT. While at MIT he developed an interest for fluid dynamics. While a professor for undergraduates, he stated that he did not care if the students learned or not he would just wonder off and ramble about different subjects.
While being a professor John meets the love of his life. Alicia and Nash ends up getting married and having a child together. As time progressed, John Forbes Nash Jr. is diagnosed with schizophrenia. Signs and symptoms developed throughout his life time and now are starting to worsen and arise. He is admitted into a psychiatric institution center where there his psychiatrist whom has admitted insulin shocks and prescribed medication. John was starting to hallucinate and became delusional he beings to lose sense of reality. For which he believed his hallucinations were real for so long some consisted of; his roommate, people were out to harm him or job experiences. He believes that people are after him and that he is working for the security...

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