A Lovely Mind Chapters 47-50 Analysis
Nash’s recovery is sluggish and steady, his signs becoming more manageable as he establishes an ability to reject the misconceptions and fascinations that had actually inhabited his mind while he was unhealthy. As this slow improvement takes place, Nash’s work ends up being significantly acknowledged in economic fields. Once it ends up being known that Nash is neither dead nor insane, he becomes a Fellow of the Econometric Society, chosen with “the frustrating majority of the votes” (355 ).
This not only offers Nash with the acknowledgment he has actually long craved, it also marks him going back into larger society after years of seclusion because of his psychological health. A comparable procedure occurs with the Nobel Reward. Nash has faded into obscurity and, even when he is recommended as a candidate, several judges consider his mental illness to be a reason not to include him, almost knowingly trying to alienate him further. Nevertheless, dedicated members of the panel battle hard for Nash, thinking that his fall into obscurity is the very factor he should be included.
When they eventually win, Nash is once again drawn even more out of his seclusion. The success of “the best auction ever” (374) also represents Nash’s concepts moving into the mainstream. As new economists rejuvenate the very ideas for which Nash will win a Nobel Prize, he becomes progressively recognized and appropriate. Nash likewise moves on in an individual way, restoring his relationships and establishing brand-new connections with those around him. He gets back together with Alicia and they later on remarry; he has ended up being a part of his kids’ lives.
He is particularly involved with Johnny who has suffered schizophrenia for far longer than Nash did. Remarkably for someone as soon as so entirely self-involved, he is now Johnny’s “caretaker” (384 ). Nash even makes efforts to “be more sensitive and accommodating” (386) and is increasingly familiar with his “social faults” (386 ). While his health problem manifested in extreme versions of his preexisting fixations and challenging personality traits, causing profound isolation, it appears that his remission has made him more mindful and socially proficient, making him far less alienated and far more engaged with individuals around him.