Shawshank Redemption Essay

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The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption was directed by Frank Darabont and released in 1994. The two main characters, Red and Andy Dufresne, are played by Morgan Freeman (as Red) and Tim Robbins (as Andy). Filmed by Castle Rock Entertainment, The Shawshank Redemption overall was a great movie. The director did a fantastic job with the film and in my opinion, the movie was better than the novella. The film is mainly about hope. Hope is what brought Andy and Red together. As Andy and Red are trapped in prison, hope is what’s going to break the two out of Shawshank. In The Shawshank Redemption, which is based on the novella “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”, written by Stephen King, Tim Robbins plays as a man who is accused of murdering his wife, but claims he’s innocent. To survive and get through prison, Andy must come to terms with the help of Red. At the beginning of the film, Andy is sent to Shawshank prison for murder. As Andy and his new, fellow prisoners arrive, Red and his friends take a look at them. Each of them picks one of the new guys and bet on who’s going to “slip” first. Red chose Andy. During his first time in prison, Andy doesn’t speak and just minds his own business for awhile. That gave Red interesting thoughts about Andy. Time went on, and Andy hasn’t slipped. When Andy and Red meet for the first time, Andy asks Red for a hammer made out of rock, allowing him to create small chess pieces. This shows how smart/creative Andy’s mind is. Andy is sent to work in the prison laundry by the Warden, Samuel Norton, who is played by Bob Gunton. About 2 years into prison, Andy overhears the head guard Bryon Hadley, played by Clancy Brown complaining about taxes on an inheritance which caught Andy’s attention. Since Andy has been getting beaten up by a group in the prison named “The Sisters”, the Warden meets with Andy and assigns him

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