A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994 - Study Guide Chapters 21-25 Summary & Analysis

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Between the ages of twenty four and twenty nine, Nash had relationships with three men and had a son by his mistress. He wasn't the loner he had been earlier in life. He was more concerned with the effect other people had on his life than he was with the effect he had on theirs.

Chapter Twenty Two reveals that Nash's infatuations with men were experiments. His first encounter was in summer of 1952, after Martha left Santa Monica. Nash became friends with Ervin Thorson, an aero-space engineer.

In Chapter Twenty Three, Nash meets Eleanor, a nurse who admitted him to a Boston hospital for surgery, and he became involved with her. He was five years younger than she was. Nash kept their affair secret from his colleagues. Eleanor became pregnant. Nash was pleased with the idea of having a child but was not...

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