The Shawshank Redemption By Frank Darabont Essay

1005 Words Nov 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Through the days in Shawshank, Andy never lost hope. Loosing hope inside of Shawshank is like Captain Hadley beating “Fat Ass” in the first scenes. “Fat Ass” lost all hope as soon as the prison doors shut and he knew there was no escape. Andy took this into consideration to always have his guard up and not let things get to him. When meeting Red he met somebody who reflected Andy’s life. Seeing how Red was a down to earth guy helped Andy throughout his time in Shawshank prison. The director of the movie The Shawshank Redemption, Frank Darabont displays the characters in plan to illustrate how Shawshank prison was a hopeless and dreadful place; only the ambition of Andy is what will help him escape. How Andy handled situations in the prison is going to help Andy in the long run after he escapes. In Shawshank, the nature of the prison was atrocious, seeing how the prisoners were treated was not how normal human beings should be treated. In the beginning of the movie there is a shot of Shawshank. The camera pans out and pans back in on the prison. Everything is dark and gray, giving the grim image of Shawshank. The senses of hopelessness in them beginning scenes will intel Andy’s life in the prison Shawshank was a dreadful place, a place run by the warden, a dictator. Wanting to have nothing but absolute control and power is want will end up biting Warden Norton in the end. When people think of a Dictator most of the time the image is Hitler. While Warden Norton didn’t do the…

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