Philippe Charboneau, a seventeen-year-old boy, is living with his mother, Marie, in an inn inherited from her deceased father. The young Philippe never knew his father. Having kept it a secret from him for years, she finally tells him his father was James Amberly, the 6th Duke of Kent.
The synopsis below may give away important plot points. He is a recipient of the prestigious Carnegie Prize for mathematics. Though he was promised a single room, his roommate Charles Paul Bettanya literature student, greets him as he moves in and soon becomes his best friend.
Nash admits to Charles that he is better with numbers than people, which comes as no surprise to them after watching his largely unsuccessful attempts at conversation with the women at the local bar.
Nash is seeking a truly original idea for his thesis paper, and he is under increasing pressure to develop his thesis so he can begin work.
A particularly harsh rejection from a woman at the bar is what ultimately inspires his fruitful work in the concept of governing dynamics, a theory in mathematical economics.
After the conclusion of Nash's studies as a student at Princeton, he accepts a prestigious appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MITalong with his friends Sol and Bender.
Five years later while teaching a class on Calculus at MIT, he places a particularly interesting problem on the chalkboard that he dares his students to solve.
When his student Alicia Larde Jennifer Connelly comes to his office to discuss the problem, the two fall in love and eventually marry. On a return visit to Princeton, Nash runs into his former roommate Charles and meets Charles' young niece Marcee Vivien Cardonewhom he adores.
Nash is invited to a secret United States Department of Defense facility in the Pentagon to crack a complex encryption of an enemy telecommunication. Nash is able to decipher the code mentally to the astonishment of other codebreakers. Parcher observes Nash's performance from above, while partially concealed behind a screen.
Parcher gives Nash a new assignment, to look for patterns in magazines and newspapers, ostensibly to thwart a Soviet plot. He must write a report of his findings and place them in a specified mailbox. After being chased by the Russians and an exchange of gunfire, Nash becomes increasingly paranoid and begins to behave erratically.
After observing this erratic behavior, Alicia informs a psychiatric hospital. Later, while delivering a guest lecture at Harvard University, Nash realizes that he is being watched by a hostile group of people.
Although he attempts to flee, he is forcibly sedated and sent to a psychiatric facility. Nash's internment seemingly confirms his belief that the Soviets were trying to extract information from him.
He views the officials of the psychiatric facility as Soviet kidnappers. Alicia, desperate to help her husband, visits the mailbox and retrieves all of the never-opened, "top secret" documents that Nash had delivered there.
When confronted with this evidence, Nash is finally convinced that he has been hallucinating. The Department of Defense agent William Parcher and Nash's secret assignment to decode Soviet messages was in fact all a delusion. Even more surprisingly, Nash's friend Charles and his niece Marcee are also only products of Nash's mind.
After a painful series of insulin shock therapy sessions, Nash is released on the condition that he agrees to take antipsychotic medication. However, the drugs create negative side-effects that affect his relationship with his wife and, most dramatically, his intellectual capacity.
Frustrated, Nash secretly stops taking his medication and hoards his pills, triggering a relapse of his psychosis. While bathing his infant son, Nash becomes distracted and wanders off. Alicia is hanging laundry in the backyard and observes that the back gate is open.
She discovers that Nash has turned an abandoned shed in a nearby grove of trees into an office for his work for Parcher. Upon realizing what has happened, Alicia runs into the house to confront Nash and barely saves their child from drowning in the bathtub. When she confronts him, Nash claims that his friend Charles was watching their son.
Alicia runs to the phone to call the psychiatric hospital for emergency assistance. Parcher urges Nash to kill his wife, but Nash angrily refuses to do such a thing. After arguing with Parcher, Nash accidentally knocks Alicia to the ground. Afterwards, Alicia flees the house in fear with their child, but Nash steps in front of her car to prevent her from leaving.
After a moment, Nash realizes that Marcee is a figment of his hallucinations because she has remained the same age since the day he met her. He tells Alicia, "She never gets old. It is important to note that in real life, Nash suffered from auditory hallucinations and possible delusions, instead of visual hallucinations.
Caught between the intellectual paralysis of the antipsychotic drugs and his delusions, Nash and Alicia decide to try to live with his abnormal condition.Accordion book summary-always looking for new foldables and ways to practice summarizing!
Find this Pin and more on ELA- Summary by Alicia Williams. Writing Summary (Story Map) This looks like a good format to help them see it in a couple different ways though!
Alicia waved to me as they entered my room, then around to my parents bedroom and out past the bath to the game room. But none the less, I would love to read the book story.
Also, to all the people who said this wasn't a "good ghost story", 1)The story was good 2)It was about a ghost 3)It was a story. it was a well. Adding a little bit of a background story and a few more characters to Alice's adventures didn't do as much as i thought it would for the story.
Watch video · See full summary» Director: Orlando Bishop even during his marriage to Houston. I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as the New Edition story. Frankly, it came off as a spiteful hatchet job on Whitney. In very poor taste and obviously bias from the current wife, Alicia, who is also an Executive Producer.
Crap movie. Wish I could give it 0. Alicia My Story, Book Summary The main character in this story is a Jewish girl named Alicia. When the book starts she is ten years old, she lives in the Polish town of Buczacz with her four brothers, Moshe, Zachary, Bunio, and Herzl, and her mother and father.
Book Summary A celebration of the self and the formidable power of story, Every Exquisite Thing is Matthew Quick at his finest. Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember.