However, as the movie progresses, a few inner problems come into light. For example, Will sees a boy who bullies him in kindergarten, so he and his friends jump the guy. Watching the fight, one can see that there is a lot of bottle up emotions inside of Will, and he really resents this person from his childhood. When the police catch up to him, the viewer finds out that this is not the first time Will has been in trouble with the law; he is a felon who uses his good people skills and public speaking to get out of jail time. Even later on in the movie, we also see that Will is a chain smoker, violent, and has extreme trust issues.
Analyses of the movie Good Will Hunting Linda Podzemny Counseling Skills & Techniques CNSL 5313 Dr. Thomas Thomson August 13, 2013 For his selfish gain, a math professor, Jerry Lambeau, seeks out therapy for Will as part of a plea bargain to keep him from serving time. Will plays into the hands of the first five therapists without any help. He is mimicking their applications of theory. The professor resorts to humbling himself to ask his old roommate in college, Shaun, to help him with Will. Will is defensive and needs someone to get through to him and he believes Shaun can accomplish this.
While working at the college John is approached by some special secret agent person and he needs John to decipher codes from newspapers and magazines to help out with a top secret assignment for the government. Eventually the story becomes reality and the depths of his delusions are revealed. He becomes aware his friend Charles, the secret agent, and life outside of his wife and baby is not real. He is hospitalized and he and his wife are trying to manage his condition. According to Durand and Barlow Schizophrenia is a devastating psychotic disorder that may involve characteristic disturbances in thinking (delusions), perceptions (hallucinations), speech, emotions, and behavior (pg451).
Although it may not seem likely at first, towards the end of the film it becomes evident that Will is practically a younger version of Sean. Their similarities can be seen through the panes of the Johari Window, which are exposed through the uncertainty reduction theory along with self-disclosure. Good Will Hunting is about a violent and untrusting 20-year-old boy named Will Hunting with a rough past. A Professor at Harvard, where Will works as a janitor, recognizes that Will is a genius and bails him out of jail under the circumstances that he studies mathematics with him and attends therapy. Over the course of his therapy sessions, Will and his psychologist, Sean, grow closer and form a unique bond.
Ferguson follows up with pathos by characterizing fifteen-year-old student Colin Johnson with: “the tenth grader is failing science” (196). The use of pathos here induces anger towards computer use by displaying the student’s inability to pass an elementary course. Even her primary evidence relies on ethos since the research is conducted by economists Thomas Fuchs and Ludger Woessman, regarded as intelligent folks due to the attainment of a PhD. The audience treats this use of ethos as verification for the evidence. In addition to the rhetorical appeals, Ferguson uses a brilliant diction to manipulate the audience.
Character Analysis: “Something Terrible by Dean Trippe" Tyler Moore Man, Myth, Monster September 26, 2014 “If you tell anyone...I’ll kill your family.” This is the first sentence from the story spoken by the man who molested Dean. From this first sentence we can make a judgment that young Dean is going through something terrible. But Dean overcomes this terrible thing through passion for superheroes and Whitaker, Ronell2014-10-03T13:57:00You’re missing your “What motivates him to make the choices he makes?” sentence drawing. Dean’s motivation for overcoming all of this is his son and wanting to be a better person. Dean teaches us that superheroes and monsters don’t always wear mask and costumes.
He changed his computer job and changed to being a math teacher to help the students. There are two catastrophe’s in the film the first catastrophe is Mr. Escalante has a heart attack and the second one is that after Mr. Escalante’s student take the A.P test and pass it but later they are accused of cheating. The students are accused because the Educational Testing Service believed they cheated since they said all the students got the same wrong answers. The climax of the film is that Mr. Escalante make his students retake the A.P test. Even though he believed that retaking it would make people think they did cheat but he
A Beautiful Mind The following paper will address the state of the psychological disorder of John Nash, prominent mathematician and Nobel Prize Winner, in the time before, during, and after his treatment at McLean Mental Health Hospital, as portrayed in the movie “A Beautiful Mind”. Diagnoses, analysis, and suggestions for treatment will be based on the text “Introduction to Psychology, 8th ed.” John Nash is a remarkable historical figure: A flamingly brilliant mathematician plagued with a deadly disease of the mind; Paranoid Schizophrenia. The recent movie about John’s life addresses three main areas of his condition. Nash’s personal development; the ongoing character of his hallucinations; and his decreased or adversely affected brain function as a result of both psychosis and medication. These three topics allow us to investigate, in turn, the development of Nash’s disorder, the classification of his disorder, and the option of treatment for his disorder.
In spite of all this he is extremely intelligent. A college professor discovers him after he completes difficult math work he did while working as a janitor at a college. He works with the professor but sometimes becomes oppositional and defiant. The professor takes him to see a psychologist. The psychologist, Sean, has a hard time at first relating to Will Hunting, but eventually they make a break through.
Good Will Hunting ''Good Will Hunting'' is about Will Hunting , a young man who immerses himself in books, drinking and friends to escape his anger and frustration stemming largely from his past experiences with abusive foster families. Will and his friends pick a fight with a group of men, one of whom "used to beat the shit out of Will in kindergarten". Will continues brutally beating the man who once picked on him, even when police sirens draw near and Chucky implores him to stop and escape. Will is arrested, and during his arrest hits a cop in an attempt to escape, which seems to guarantee that he will be facing jail time. Sean concludes that Will's defensiveness is the result of years of physical and emotional abuse, (as well as intense isolation), and that his hostility, sarcastic, cynical attitude, and evasive behavior are all defense mechanisms.