Shawshank Redemtion Film Analysis

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Shawshank Redemtion is a well know movie that was based on Stephen King’s short story “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemtion.” The movie is about Andy Dufrense (Tim Robbins) who goes to Shawshank prison for two life sentences for a crime he did not commit. There he meets a group of men and starts making friends with one of them, Ellis Boyd Redding (Morgan Freeman), or Red as he is called. Andy slowly gets on the guards’ good side and is e.g. allowed to renovate the prison library. This masterpiece shows the blunt anger and the class divison inside the prison with a lot of surprising and well made twists.

Andy Dufrense is sent to prison in the beginning of the movie for murdering his wife and her lover, even though he is innocent. He arrives at the prison and is quick to get into Red’s gang. Red is known for smuggling things into the prison or as ‘the guy who can get things’. Early in the movie Andy gets a rock hammer and a poster of Rita Hayworth. Those things become very important later on in the movie.

In Andy’s first year of prison he is regularly assaulted and raped by a gang called The Sisters and their leader Bogs. He does not complain but tries to inhibit them and is happy when he gets a job license-plating the roof. There he hears the captain of the guards, Byron Hadley, complaining about money problems and as a former banker, helps him.
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I feel that that is completley true becuase this is a touching, hopeful and elysian movie who makes you really feel things. It is also full of a scenes so full of irony it makes you giggle which balances with the seriousness that follows. Morgan Freeman’s voiceover really sets the feeling and his voice if perfect. The script is written in an artistic way and makes you think so it is not one of those cliché movies where you don’t even remember what you were watching. I think this movie is really the perfect script in every

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