After watching the movie A Beautiful Mind with Russell Crowe as John Nash, my views on mental illness have greatly changed. Ithought that in general the movie was awesome and it would be a great movie to watch in class. John Nash was an amazing man and he had a huge positiveimpact on the public.
I have learned a good deal about mental illness after watching this movie. When I think of someone with a mental illness Iusually think of some guy in a mental institution in a straight jacket. This movie showed me that mentally ill people can lead very productive andhappy lives. Although he had his hard times, with medication and treatment he was able to overcome his illness and have a decently normal life.
The characters in A Beautiful Mind demonstrate many positive traits. John Nash’s wife demonstrates dedication. Even though her husband is sufferingfrom a serious mental illness, she still loves him and stays with him. She doesn’t let something that can be overcome destroy her life, she decidesto deal with it and battle the illness. John Nash demonstrates courage. He is going through something very tough that he doesn’t know how to dealwith but he doesn’t let that stop him from his goals. His life long goal was to be one of math’s most accomplished mathematicians. After battling hiscondition for years everyone thinks he is hopeless but he doesn’t give up. He develops a theory that modern economics end up being based on.