A Beautiful Mind

                                                        ‘A BEAUTIFUL MIND’
What extent is one to face in order to conform into society? For an individual to achieve great things, one may have to endure hardships in order to pursue a promising future. Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind depicts the impact of schizophrenia including isolation on John Nash, a mathematician and Noble Prize winner and his relationship with his wife Alicia, career and personal life. It is captured through the interactions of the characters, from Nash’s point of view and is supported by themes and film techniques, leading to a further study of the ugly truth of Nash’s mental illness, not being so ugly after all but much rather intensifying through the captivation of the audience and provocative delusions of John Nash.  

John Nash is presented in the film as a socially awkward figure that struggles to conform to the attitudes and reality he is constantly faced with on a daily basis, overtime becoming a crucial challenge within his life. More so, the contribution of schizophrenia to his trial to integrate with the students at Princeton creates a barrier between himself and everyone else thus, assisting with his difficulty to attain acceptance.   This is exemplified by one of the first scenes in the film where Nash ventures into introducing himself at a Princeton induction ceremony. “There must be a mathematical equation for how bad your tie is” is an example of dialogue based on the lack of communication skills Nash displays due to his mental illness, which he isn’t aware of yet, provides for the socially awkwardness in which he addresses. He presents himself in a dark brown outfit and is represented as ‘different’ in comparison to the attendees due to being positioned as singled out based on costume. The framing of Nash is displayed as being separated from everyone else in the scene giving off the impression of being an outsider....