The movie Shutter Island is directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonard Dicaprio was released February 2010. The movie is based off the book of the same name. The book was written by Dennis Lehane. The book was written in 2003. The movie is set in Boston in the 1954. It started out with two U.S Marshall, Teddy and Chuck looking into the disappearing of a woman on a secretive mental institution for the criminally insane. Aschecliffe Hospital is a highly security federal asylum for the criminal insane. The only way on and off the island is the ferry. Upon reaching the Island, Teddy and his partner Chuck is brief on the patient that disappears from the island. The patient name is Rachel. Rachel was sent to the asylum because she drowned her three children and is in the stage of denial. She believed that she is still at home in ...view middle of the document...
While waiting out the storm in a building Teddy told Chuck about his traumatic experiences that he had while he was a solider in the war in 1945. He recalled the torment that he had when he had to kill the SS guard. During one scene, Teddy explained the real reason why he took the assignment. He told chuck that the man who burned down the building that killed his wife also burned down the school. He serves time in prison and was sent to the asylum because he was diagnosis with having Schizophrenia. At one point in the movie Teddy was informed that Rachel was founded. While questioning “Rachel”, she begins to Transference onto Teddy. She stated that Jim is dead, and she buried him and who the F are you, because her Jim is dead. During his investigating Teddy begin to believe that the staff and the psychiatrist of the institute was performing experiment on the patients of the hospital. He started to believe that when He saw Rachel in the cave and she told him about the things that were happening at the institute.
Teddy finally make to the lighthouse where he was also looking for his missing partner. The lighthouse was empty except for Dr. Cowley explained to Teddy that he was actually the missing patient and that he was Andrew Laeddis. Dr. Cowley explains to Andrew that he is a patient at institute for two years and that he killed his wife. Andrew has dissociative identify disorder. He goes back and forth from Teddy to Andrew. Dr. Cowley explain to him that because of the post traumatic stress he stuffer during his time in the war that he turn to alcoholic and work as a coping mechanism to ease his pain.
Andrew started recalling that he comes home to find his wife sitting on the swing and he asked his wives were are the children. His wife who is Bipolar have drowned the three children in the lake. Andrew tried to save his three children but it was too late, his wife do not show any emotion about what she have done. Andrew who was in shock killed his wife.