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A US Marshal attempts to solve the mystery of Shutter Island and it's missing patient.
In the original ending US Marshal Teddy Daniels is told he is actual Andrew Laeddis, the missing patient Teddy comes to Shutter Island looking for and assumes is the man responsible for the death of his wife. It is then revealed to us by the doctors of Shutter Island that Teddy is in fact Andrew Laeddis. "Teddy Daniels" is a fictional character he created to help himself cope with the fact that he killed his wife after she drowned their three children.
(Original End) Andrew accepts this reality and in the end chooses to continue pretending to be "crazy" (saying that he is Teddy Daniels) in order for him to be lobotomized. The reasoning being that he would rather die as a good man than live as a monster.
*This alternate ending takes places just after the lighthouse scene where Andrew accepts his reality.