Dream and Fantasy in Shutter Island: Trauma, Historical Guilt, and Ethics

@article{Meiri2021DreamAF,
  title={Dream and Fantasy in Shutter Island: Trauma, Historical Guilt, and Ethics},
  author={Sandra Meiri and Odeya Kohen Raz},
  journal={The Journal of Holocaust Research},
  year={2021},
  volume={35},
  pages={1 - 19}
}
ABSTRACT This article proposes an historical reading of Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese, 2010) that weaves a complex and puzzling narrative, swaying between the protagonist's dreams and memories (his involvement as an American soldier in the liberation of Dachau and the reprisals carried out there) and his concocted fantasy of revenge and heroism as a US Marshal. The purpose of this fantasy is to veil the enormity of the trauma he suffered while encountering the dead victims of Dachau and the… Expand