Rita Hayworth And Shawshank Redemption Analysis

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Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption is a1982 novella written by Stephen King. In the story, Andy Dufresne is the protagonist -the formerly talented banker with a good of justice, but he is convinced of murdering his wife. So, he is imprisoned in Shawshank prison in Maine. This novella becomes one of the most popular fictions because of themes whether it be theme of hope, theme of correction system, and etc. Nevertheless, to my mind, theme of intelligence is the major theme that Stephen King firmly represents in his novella because there are various meanings which are obviously relate to knowledge.
First of all, an education is one of the main elements of intelligence. Undoubtedly, an education becomes an important area and plays a positive
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“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” said Stephen King. It indicates that King considers that a positive perspective is the key to being intelligent. Therefore, Andy always looks on the bright side even in bad situations. For instance, when Andy turns up the music to everyone in prison, he wants everyone to feel about freedom and peacefulness. Following the scene, Andy does it because it makes everyone peaceful as if they are not in cage. It can be implied that Andy desires to build a positive perspective to everyone. King provides that anything is possible if you have a positive thinking.
In conclusion, theme of cunning and cleverness manifest throughout in Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. It presents that intellect always overcomes strength. King creates Andy Dufresne as the hero of practical intelligence. This theme becomes apparent that King wants to justify how important wisdom is in society. Besides, there is an issue about American dream that hidden in the novella. It seems to me that Shawshank also presents about American dream. People who are incarcerated in the prison adapt their drams to survive instead of luxurious

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