The Beautiful Mind Analysis

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Ayan Salad
November, 11, 2014

“The Yellow Wallpaper” and “The Beautiful Mind”

“The Yellow Wallpaper” is a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This story is a collection of journal entries written by Jane. However, she feels uncomfortable living in this house. She is banned to enjoy her hobbies, which is writing, because her husband and her family are against it. Even though her husband and her family wish her to be enjoying her hobbies, she still spends her time writing. The woman then becomes amazed by the pattern and color of the wallpaper. She believes that there’s a woman trapped behind the wallpaper. Somehow similar to this is the movie is “The Beautiful Mind. “ The Beautiful Mind” is a 2001 film, based
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In the story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” the woman suddenly becomes obsessed by the pattern and the color of the wallpaper.”It is the strangest yellow, that wall-paper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw – not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things. But there is something else about that paper – the smell! ... The only thing I can think of that it is like is the color of the paper, a yellow smell. There comes John, and I must put this away, he hates to have me write a word “(Gilman, 8).

Firstly, the woman was not allowed to write and enjoy her daily activities. With nothing to convoy her, she was passionate with the wall and constantly made observations of it. Also, in “The Beautiful Mind” John Nash, mathematics and a graduate from Princeton, was incapable to even run his own class due to his illness. Nash abandons his students, and also isolates himself from his friends and colleagues. Therefore, this shows how both the woman and Nash face a mental illness in which they end up losing their sanity and their
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The woman suffers from what nervous depression. However, she feels uncomfortable living in the house. She was attached with the pattern of the wall, and told herself that there’s a woman behind the walls. It took her time but she still overcomes her problems. John Nash suffered extremely from his time as a Mathematics student in graduate school at Princeton to his Nobel Prize win, due to his mental illness. Years later, Nash was able to obtain some control over his mental state, and eventually goes on to proudly win the Nobel Prize and being a role model for many people who are dealing with mental
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