“Freedom from Want”, by Norman Rockwell
1 | The Twist
At the film’s climax, it is revealed that our protagonist; US Marshalls Edward “Teddy” Daniels, is actually Andrew Laeddis; a mental patient at Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane. Furthermore, it is revealed that he was the centrepiece of an elaborate plan, constructed by the hospital’s psychiatrists to break his insanity by allowing him to play out the role of Teddy Daniels, in a last-ditch effort before he would have to be lobotomised for his violent behaviour. Laeddis had created this alternate life as Teddy Daniels as a coping-mechanism to deal with his grief.
James Holland et Teddy Barbier | Professeurs d'anglais