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    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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    In Truman Capote’s novel In Cold Blood, Capote follows the stories of both a murdered family, the Clutters, and their murderers, Richard “Dick” Hickock and Perry Smith. Over the course of the novel, Capote reveals that Hickock and Smith met in prison and reconnected once they were both released (161). The pair’s target in invading the Clutter household was money in an alleged safe; murdering the Clutters would just ensure no witnesses could identify them as the killers (Capote 161). Eventually…

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    Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying: A Film Analysis on Shawshank Redemption According to Red life is pretty simple: “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.” Shawshank Redemption written by Stephen King and directed by Frank Darabont is a moving story about an innocent man in prison. The main character Andy is convicted of two counts of murder in 1947 and is sent to Shawshank State Penitentiary. While there Andy befriends a man named Red, and lands a…

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    Shawshank Redemption: Text response Opening scene: - What happens to Andy du Fresne and Red? Andy du Fresne was accused murderer of his much loved wife. He was sent to 2 life sentences in Shawshank prison. Red on the other hand was convicted of murder as well and he was sent to 1 life sentence before Andy. It started out with Andy in the court room with slight glimpses of the night he was accused of murdering his wife. Red was introduced in a parole calling to see if he had changed or had been…

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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…

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    The Shawshank Redemption

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    The Shawshank redemption was released on September 23, 1994, it was directed by Frank Darabont. The Shawshank Redemption won several Academy Awards, such as best picture, best Actor in a leading role. It’s worth the time because of the story line, time frame, setting, and casting. Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a banker that was wrongly convicted for killing his wife and her lover. The story is set in 1949, and told through Ellis “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman) we see through his point of view. He…

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    Shawshank Redemption Essay

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    The Shawshank redemption; directed by Frank Darabont is a film that follows the story of a wrongly convicted double murderer Andy Dufresne. Upon entering Shawshank, a Corrupt prison run by the Warden, he meets Ellis Boyd Redding whom is also known as red. The director uses the pair to create a monumental sense of hope in the film. In contrast to the prison environment of the film, Andy is the image of hope, whereas Red and the other prisoners have evidently given up hope and have become…

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    A moving story about an up and coming banker Andrew “Andy” Dufresne (Tim Robbins) who finds himself an inmate at the Shawshank prison. There, he learns how to adapt to prison life and learns about life through fellow prison inmates who become his friends. The Shawshank Redemption was released in 1994, the movie was written and directed by Frank Darabont but based on Stephen King’s “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”. Andrew Dufresne, known as Andy in the film is the main character. He is…

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    To think or not to think. To wonder or not to wonder. That is the question. Sociology comes up in many ways in The Shawshank Redemption defines a large multitude of sociological terms. The instances in this movie are tragic, concerning, and yet wonderful. They make your mind jog at the speed of light as you realize “That’s a social group!” or “That’s a style of Culture!”. So many instances that in fact, the list would possibly consist of 76% of the sociological knowledge. This movie truly does…

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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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