Essay on The Shawshank Redemption By Frank Darabont

999 Words Oct 31st, 2016 4 Pages
You Reap What You Sow Everyday people do wonderful things to make the world a better place, and others do horrific actions that serve only themselves. No matter which route you choose to go, good or bad, you will reap the consequences of your actions. Life is like gardening, if you sow good seeds you will in turn be rewarded with good crops, and if you sow bad seeds your crops will be bad. Your past actions will determine your future karma, one cannot commit wrongful actions and expect blessings in the future. The way you treat people and the choices you make will always come full circle. The movie The Shawshank Redemption, directed by Frank Darabont, is themed around this. The characters Andy Dufrense (Tim Robbins) and Warden Samuel Norton (Bob Guton), both reap what they sowed. Each of them sowed their seeds, and when it was time to harvest they got what they deserved. Living an amicable lifestyle will always lead to blessings in the future, Andy Dufrense was tragically sent to Shawshank State prison to serve two consecutive life sentences for killing his wife and her lover after discovering she was having an affair. This was a huge injustice to both him and his late wife, because he was innocent of these crimes. Despite being robbed of his life as a successful banker, Andy did not give up hope that he would be free again, nor did he let this bad stroke of luck make him resentful. While in prison he was a benevolent man, and did many acts of kindness. Eventually when…

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