Hope Essay

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     Stephen King published his novella “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption in 1982. In 1994 this novella was turned into a movie called The Shawshank Redemption. Frank Darabont wrote the screenplay. A good adaptation will capture the same overall essence of the written book or novella. Darabont did a wonderful job of adapting this novella into a movie. He captured the overall essence in a way
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At this point in the movie it seems as if though Andy was about to kill himself, so it seemed as is he was going to get busy dying instead of getting busy living (Shawshank).

     The last time the phrase was said was when Red finally got paroled out of Shawshank. This time the movie follows the book in that Red was trying to decide whether or not to go to Mexico. Red was feeling depressed at this time. He figured that his life was over. He had been institutionalized. He didn’t know how to operate outside the walls of Shawshank. But he told himself that quote and decided to head down to Mexico to meet Andy at his hotel. Both times in the story the character decided to get busy living instead of dying (Shawshank).

     Another wonderful motif of the story is hope. Throughout all of the things that happened to Andy at Shawshank, good and bad, he never loses hope. That is what gets him by more than anything does. Red always told him that hope won’t get him anywhere, but it kept him from becoming institutionalized. “It is hope that allows the self-proclaimed innocent man to survive what may or may not be an unjust imprisonment.” Says Rita Kempley. This motif was held by the movie very well, if not better.

     Hope is a gift given to Red by Andy. In the novella, before Andy escapes, he fills Red with hope of a new day when he will be free. Red almost resents this more than he

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