The Shutter Island Movie Review

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Shutter Island Movie Review

In our society, almost all of us take a person only for face value. Rarely do we ever look past the actions of a person and actually consider their motives or mental state. This is most likely because doing so requires a lot of understanding and knowledge of the phenomena of the human mind. This is where Psychology and Psychiatry come into play. Through these fields of study we are able to expand our knowledge and understanding of the inner works of the human mind. It’s crazy if you think of it this way; but we just use our brains to study themselves, I mean what better way better way is there? Unfortunately, in this field of study this kind of logic has been taken to the extremes many times. In the past, psychological research ranged from simple personality tests to experiments in isolated institutions for the mentally unstable. Nowadays, it would be hard to find good examples of this but thanks to modern-day media we are able to see this extreme kind of research in full HD with his excellency, Leonardo DiCaprio, in Shutter Island.

In Shutter Island, Leonardo DiCaprio plays the role of Teddy Daniels, an investigator and WWII veteran sent to a mental institution separated from the mainland. Teddy along with his partner Chuck Aule (played by Mark Ruffalo) are there to investigate the escape of a mental patient named Rachel Solando (played by Emily Mortimer/Patricia Clarkson). As the story unravels we start learning more and more about Teddy

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