Forrester and John Nash meet as graduate students at Princeton, later reuniting at a summer institute at the University of Washington in 1956. Forrester, like Nash, is eccentric, sharing Nash’s “predilection for insult and one-upmanship.” However, he is also “exceptionally sweet” and empathetic, qualities that may have drawn him to the troubled Nash. He is also openly homosexual, and it is likely that Nash and Forrester had a short affair while Nash was in Washington.
Amasa Forrester Character Timeline in A Beautiful Mind
The timeline below shows where the character Amasa Forrester appears in A Beautiful Mind. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 28 – Seattle
Chapter 43 – Solitude