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He is crazy, for sure. No doubt. Teddy Daniels: You know, this place makes me wonder. Chuck Aule: Yeah, what's that, boss? Teddy Daniels: Which would be worse - to live as a monster, or to die as a good man? [gets up and walks off] Chuck Aule: Teddy? Teddy, or more realistically, Andrew, is aware of what was going on when he was on the ...


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I'm not sure what else to tell you, the highest voted comment on YouTube explained it very well. Teddy has a fear of water based on the incident that happened in the past that he is trying to surpress. Water and fire are the important themes throughout the movie Rain Hurricane Beach Cave Cigarettes As the YouTube user correctly mentions, the ...


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To Live as a Monster If he accepts his guilt and becomes sane he will become the Monster. His delusions are his brains way of removing this guilt and hiding the fact that he ignored his family, did not act on his wife's mental illness, allowed her to murder their children and then murdered her. By accepting what the doctors are telling him he will need to ...


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Firstly, not all the patients 'played' the game (For example, George Noyce). A special meeting was arranged where only a few of the patients were allowed to be questioned by Teddy and 'Chuck'. Having said that, its also possible that not all the patients knew he was also a patient. (Since he might have been kept in the 'Dangerous' ward, away from others) ...


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Both cases are Teddy, himself, and he lives this duality. In one case, if he acknowledges he is the killer of his wife (and indirectly his children because he was away so long and often he never noticed his wife's depression), he is the 'Monster', but he can continue to live here on the island in peace, since he will accept the lobotomy. If he refuses to ...


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I'd classify them as films with a twist ending, and Shutter Island in particular to have what's called an "unreliable narrator". See this wikipedia page for more classifications of plot twists with a few examples of each. I won't compile a list here--Google should be able to--but keep in mind that watching a movie with the knowledge that a plot twist is ...


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He is crazy, that's obvious. At a certain point of the film he realizes what he did in the past and he explain everything to the doctor with a lot of details that nobody could have told him. There's the first part, with the bout and everything with him getting to the island that it's hard to believe he could have imagined it. This is the only "proof" of a ...


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Does Teddy really get mentally ill? According your post, I think your answer will be YES. And I believe so many people will say NO. If Teddy is really ill, movie you see could showed from teddy's view, teddy's aspect. He's illness and believed he is a normal U.S marshall and can not distinguish even all the other people acting with some minor flaws. All you ...


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In the initial story, the suspense novel, it was wholly intended that Daniels is crazy. I think it was Scorseze's creative input that made the film what it was. In the film, both possibilities are equally possible. Again, this is not the original intent of the story, but an artistic change in the film. He's crazy: (Dr. Cawley explains that patients were ...


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After understanding his last statement "Which would be worse? To live as a monster, or die as a good man?" It is clear that he knows his true identity now but he thinks he live like a monster and now wanted to be free of it and to get lobotomize. So he faked his craziness.


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Summary: Timeline?: After World War 2 (1954). Why does he dream of World War 2?: He was there. Detailed: There is some serious debate still raging in many deep, dark corners of the Internet about exactly what happened in the film. This is my take on events. Some of this is clearly true, whilst other bits are just opinion: Andrew Laeddis fought during ...


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He is crazy. I really wonder how people can see this as an 'implanted memories'-game. The character Leonarde portrays is obviously 'realizing' stuff and the moment you rewatches this movie you actually see all these hints in the rest of the patients that show they have trouble to play along with 'yet another' attempt to heal him. They are obviously playing ...


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My answer is just the opinion of me, and not based on hard proof. That said, I think Teddy was really cured, but he just pretended that he was still investigating the case. That way, he wouldn't get arrested for killing his wife and could just "role-play" his life again and again without arousing any suspicion. For your second question, I think Teddy just ...


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I've just answered this question where I gave my own take on events, so I'll repeat some parts of it here as hopefully it can provide some form of an answer. Paraphrasing from the previous answer: Andrew Laeddis fought during the war and returned home as a war hero to his wife, Dolores, and his kids. However, his wife Dolores was mentally unbalanced. ...


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On a very deep level he might know he is crazy and know what really happened but he has convinced himself that his alternate story is real. He cannot face what actually happened and would rather live his life in the different story. By the end of the film it is clear that he is unable/unwilling to comprehend reality no matter how hard the doctors try to ...


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You can use free online services like Jinni to find movies related to particular mood/plot. For your benefit, I did a search with keyword 'Surprise Twist'. Here is the result.



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