Analysis Of The Movie ' The Shawshank Redemption ' Essay

1241 Words Mar 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Stephen King’s novelette “Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption” turn to a cinematic masterpiece by Frank Darabont illustrates hope and its influences. In 1948, Andy Dufresne was convicted of murdering his wife and her lover out of resentment. He was sent to Shawshank Federal Prison where he would serve two life sentences. There Andy was exposed the unforgiving practices of Federal Prison. He was beaten, raped, and stripped of his identity. There, he was just another number, a man who ruthlessly killed his wife and her lover out of spite. Nevertheless, Red a veteran of Shawshank saw Andy for what he truly was, innocent, but, everyone was “innocent” in Shawshank. Hope for these two individuals seemed bleak in the beginning, in the end, it is evident that hope was what got them out of Shawshank. Moreover, Hope in the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” had a commanding presence especially when freedom was on the line.

A glimpse of hope was brought to the convicts of Shawshank Federal Prison the day Andy Dufresne walked through the barbed wire gates. Andy first arrived on a bus with the rest of the new convicts or “fish” They filed out of the bus confined by their wrists and suits. Red states, “There they are boys. The human charm bracelet.” Dehumanized. Once people step through that gate, they never return as a human being. The Diatonic sounds of sirens were going off, which alerts the guards of the prison of the new comers and most importantly change. The director…

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