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    Shawshank Redemtion is a well know movie that was based on Stephen King’s short story “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemtion.” The movie is about Andy Dufrense (Tim Robbins) who goes to Shawshank prison for two life sentences for a crime he did not commit. There he meets a group of men and starts making friends with one of them, Ellis Boyd Redding (Morgan Freeman), or Red as he is called. Andy slowly gets on the guards’ good side and is e.g. allowed to renovate the prison library. This masterpiece shows the blunt anger and the class divison inside the prison with a lot of surprising and well made twists. Andy Dufrense is sent to prison in the beginning of the movie for murdering his wife and her lover, even though he is innocent. He arrives at the prison and is quick to get into Red’s gang. Red is known for smuggling things into the prison or as ‘the guy who can get things’. Early in the movie Andy gets a rock hammer and a poster of Rita Hayworth. Those things become very important later on in the movie. In Andy’s first year of prison he is regularly assaulted and raped by a gang called The Sisters and their leader Bogs. He does not complain but tries to inhibit them and is happy when he gets a job license-plating the roof. There he hears the captain of the guards, Byron Hadley, complaining about money problems and as a former banker, helps him. Next time when The Sisters attack him they leave him nearly dead. Captain Hadley beat Bogs so severly he had to be sent to…

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    The films The Count of Monte Cristo (CMC) and Shawshank Redemption (SSR) share the theme of a man who is unjustly imprisoned for a severe crime; however the two films are truly quite different. Between the films there are a few basic elements that contribute to the theme, such as; the crimes that the protagonists Edmond Dantès and Andy Dufresne are imprisoned for, what the two men wish to do when they escape prison, and the life that they lead after they gain their liberty. …

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    their milieu. In both films you can ‘take something away’ and learn from it making them more than just a form of entertainment. Shawshank Redemption is an intriguing film; it consists of a man Andy Dufresne (Played by Tim Robbins) who’s is falsely convicted to a life sentence in prison. However he has the mind-set of a free man and inflicts this joy and happiness on the people around him, particularly Ellis Boyd 'Red ' Redding (played by Morgan Freeman). I will focus on Andy’s act of…

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    With Reference to the story ‘The Bet’ by Anton Chekhov, trace in detail, the imprisonment of the lawyer, the beginning of the first year right down to the fifteenth year. Justify the changes that the lawyer underwent at various stages of his imprisonment. What changes did you see in the banker during this period? The Bet is a short story written by Anton Chekhov, who writes based on realistic characters and situations. A wealthy banker and a young lawyer make a bet with each other based on…

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    Jack Christensen Period 5 June 2, 2016 IB Film Shawshank Redemption VS. Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption There is always allot of discussion on a book vs. a movie. Which one is better? Witch one has more action, meaning, emotion or desire? What are the main differences? Shawshank Redemption was a story of hope. This hope is in Andy Dufresne. He always has hope though his trials that he is innocent, hope that he can get through prison, and hope that he can get. Then again everyone in…

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    Humanity has pondered the meaning of life since its first steps—as doing so provides a confounding sense of purpose among the entropy that is the universe. This purpose can help free individuals from their doubt, and pain, and lead them to overcome that which was considered impossible, and all while inspiring the people around them. Within Frank Darabont 's Shawshank Redemption, these ideas are represented by one of the main protagonists of the story—Andy Dufresne, a successful young bank…

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    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…

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    There are a number of conflicts Frank Darabont used to show institutionalisation in the film Shawshank Redemption. This is shown in physical, verbal, internal conflict between the prisoners, guards and the warden. Conflict can be found in the form of physical violence. At Shawshank prison physical violence was not only common between the inmates but the guards were also violent toward the prisoners. The first few years Andy was at Shawshank Red’s voice over stated he would, “every so often, turn…

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    Tim Robbins plays a role in Frank Darabont’s ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (1994) as a prominent banker named Andy Du Fresne who is unjustly convicted of murder and is then sentenced back to back life sentences at Shawshank prison. Tim’s character is befriended by a fellow inmate Red, excellently played by the world renowned one and only Morgan Freeman. These main characters greatly help to reveal the harsh realities of prison life. Much of the story is about survival – about surviving wherever…

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    The Shawshank redemption is a film set in the 1940's where a young banker by the name of Andy Dufresne is sentenced to life in Portland, Oregon based Shawshank prison on a false accusation of murdering his wife and another man. The rest of the movie is based around his journey to find his identity as well as his freedom and hope in order to survive. In this maximum security prison of Shawshank, prison life is designed to be harsh and breakdown the inmate’s spirits. On the inside the inmates…

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