Analysis Of Redemption In Shawshank Redemption

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"Hope never dies"
A crime film is a feature of cinematic expression that connects its audience through a means of a life that is contradictory to their own. This means that one would enjoy crime films because it gives them a way to bypass their everyday stresses by living a life of crime through the portrayed character. Crime films carry a pattern that is unmistakable within the realm if movie genres. This analysis will cover the topic of crime films and will discuss this by putting the Frank Darabont 's ' film "The shawshank redemption"(1994) onto a metaphorical chopping block to see how it fits into the genre of a crime film and more specifically the sub-genre of the prison film.
Prison films almost follow a general pattern that is:
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Andy is a banker who is framed for killing his wife and her boyfriend whom she was cheating on him with. However, Mr. Dufresne did not do this but is thrown into a seemingly dangerous prison anyways, because there was no proof that anyone else committed the crime. This establishes Andy 's ' credibility or ethos by giving the audience the truth of his innocence instead of making a choice to believe or not to believe his guiltiness. Also established is pathos by portraying an absolutely innocent person that is being thrown into prison. This grabs the audience by their emotions and makes them feel emotionally …show more content…
Most notable of these enemies was a gang of homosexuals, called the sisters, who relentlessly try to rape Andy while he is in various vulnerable situations. Red, however, tells Andy that the sisters are not gay for in order to be gay you need first to be human and that the sisters have lost their humanity while in prison.(Darabont, F. 2004) After befriending, one of the guards in the prison, the leader of the sisters gets his legs broken by the main guard. This shows the solution to one of the themes of crime films, how the villain is brought to justice. This scene will foreshadow the end of the film by pointing out part of the pattern of how a crime film ends. This is because a crime film ends with the corrupt villain coming to

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