The Shawshank Redemption By Frank Darabont Essay

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How to untie the noose of despair Hope is a belief that all things are feasible. In life, there are obstacle and fears we encounter. Approaching obstacles with confidence will ease fear that hinders our goals. The Shawshank Redemption, directed by Frank Darabont, illustrates how Andy Dufresne, played by Tim Robbins, Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, played by Morgan Freeman, and Brooks Hatlen, played by James Whitmore, react to the repercussions of despair and the promise of hope. In 1947, Andy is wrongly convicted of butchering his wife and is sentenced to life in prison. In prison he meets Red, an inmate, who is serving life in prison for robbery. The audience sees how their friendship fosters positivity within themselves. Although Andy becomes a victim to Bogs Diamond, played by Mark Rolston and his gang of rapists “The Sisters”, he is able to remain optimistic and focus on his goals. We are faced with challenges; how we approach them can be the difference in falling down or flying high. Ambition is the fire that fuels our desires and positive attitude towards life. In this film, the audience learns that despair can lead to self-destruction.
In this scene, Andy asks Red to get a rock hammer, which shows that Andy wants to hold on to humanity by occupying himself with hobbies. Which he knows that he is innocent, he realizes hobbies can redirect his negative attitude towards being sent to prison. It is easy to give up when obstacles we face seems hopeless. We must surround…

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