Why Rupert Grint’s Redmond Is The Most Important Character In Knock At The Cabin

Although Redmond is initially reluctant to tell the family his own life story, pressure from his fellow horsemen prompts him to offer up details. Having badly lost a brawl with Andrew, he shares that his father used to beat him when he was a child, just like Andrew did, and that he wishes he could introduce his father to the weapon he now wields. He also says that he’s single; unlike the others, he seems to have no one in his life that he cares about, or who cares about him. And he says that he has done some time in prison — as we later find out, for his attack on Andrew — but he’s not the person he once was; he wants to be better.

It’s unclear whether Redmond recognizes Andrew or is aware of their personal connection. But what is clear is that, like the three others, he came to the cabin to try and prevent the end of the world, despite knowing that he would be the first in line to die at the first refusal — which, given the circumstances, was virtually inevitable. Little wonder that he seemed more pessimistic and nihilistic, declaring that introducing himself wasn’t important and would make no difference.

But, as Eric tells Andrew before offering himself up as the family’s sacrifice, there was a reason why the four horsemen were regular people instead of inhuman spectres; it was so that he, Andrew, and Wen would truly feel the weight of their deaths, and the deaths of everyone else in the world. They’re presented with four faces of humanity, and in the end — despite everything they’ve been through, even despite Andrew being brought face-to-face with the man who left him both physically and psychologically scarred — they judge humanity to be worth a second chance.

“Knock at the Cabin” is in theaters now.

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