Narration in Shawshank Redemption

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The Shawshank Redemption opens with Andy Dufresne being interrogated and sentenced for the murder of his wife and her lover. During the interrogation Mr. Dufresne flashes back to the night of the alleged murders. The flashbacks show Mr. Dufresne reaching into his glove compartment and pulling out a gun and bullets while sitting outside of his wife’s lover’s home. The interrogating attorney accuses Mr. Dufresne of shooting his wife and her lover, but the flash backs do not show him using his gun. During the interrogation Mr. Dufresne states that on his way home to ‘sleep it off’, he threw his gun into the Royal River; the attorney states that after searching the river for three days the gun was never recovered. The evidence provided in the trial was enough for Mr. Dufresne to be sentenced to two consecutive life terms, one for each of his victims. While seeing Mr. Dufresne entering the prison, his innocence or guilt is still questionable. Mr. Dufresne’s innocence is restricted from the audience until the introduction of Tommy, an inmate at Shawshank. After serving a period of time there is a scene in the cafeteria where inmates are discussing what they are in for and each one says that they are innocent, except for Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, who says that he is the only guilty inmate in Shawshank. Tommy is a younger inmate in Shawshank who has served time in other prisons. Tommy and Red were talking and Tommy asked what Andy was serving time for; Red replied for the murder of his wife and her lover, some golf pro. The next scene shows Tommy, Red, and Andy together in the library. Tommy tells them that about 4 years ago he was serving time in another prison and he got a cell mate who told him about going to some hotshot guy’s house to rob it and the guy woke up and he shot him and his woman. He then tells Tommy that the best thing about that the woman’s

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