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Comapare The Themes In Bombproof And Shawshank Redemption Essay

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Compare the way Frank Darabont and Michael Robotham in their film and novels ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ and the novel ‘Bombproof’, explore the central themes of injustice, freedom and hope and power and control through the central characters.


In the novel ‘Bombproof’ and the film ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ the author Michael Robotham and director Frank Darabont explore the central themes of Hope, Injustice, freedom, power and control through the central characters by the descriptions in the novel and how the characters are portrayed in the film and novel.

The theme Hope in the novel Bombproof is shown throughout the whole book, it symbolises how Sami MacBeth (the main character) wants to get out of trouble, and he’s always been in the wrong place at the wrong time. During the novel he becomes the most wanted terrorist in Britain. Throughout the novel he believes he can get through the situations he is put in, believing he’ll be able to find his sister, if he does what he’s told he’ll be able to get his sister. The one thing that keeps Sami going is the chance to save his sister and to be with his girlfriend Kate Tierney.  

But in the film the Shawshank redemption the theme of hope is shown through the music and through the central characters Red (played by Morgan Freeman) and Andy Dufrane (played by Tim Robbins) when fellow inmate Brooks is set free he commits suicide as he cant handle being outside of the prison wall. Quote "These prison walls are funny. First you hate 'em, then you get used to 'em. Enough time passes, gets so you depend on them. That's institutionalized. They send you here for life, that's exactly what they take. The part that counts, anyways."
Brooks had lost all hope and accepted life at Shawshank as normal, was unable to integrate into society when he was released, and consequently committed suicide. Red is headed that way when Andy escapes, but Andy changes his course by bringing him hope. Andy saves Red from the sad ending that...

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