Sylvia Nasar Writing Styles in A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994

Sylvia Nasar
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A Beautiful Mind is written by Sylvia Nasar in the third person point of view. This approach allows the author to provide the detail and background information that is necessary for the reader. The author, who functions as the narrator, provides information about mathematical theories, economics and schizophrenia. She discusses the various courses of treatment available at the time and the kind of treatment that Nash had. At several points, Nasar examines Nash's performance and discusses whether or nor Nash was correctly diagnosed. The use of the third person approach allows the author to explore all of the areas. The result is a book that contains a wealth of information from different disciplines which adds to the thoroughness and completeness of the book. Since the author is writing about the life of John Forbes Nash Jr., this is the only approach that she could take.

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