Upon his release from prison Nick’s first priority would be to prove that he had redeemed himself and became a changed man. A very tough task because most of his family had written him off. It would be a struggle for them to believe that Nick made a complete turn around in his life after doing such terrifying
“His judgment cometh and that right soon” and to wait for it with patient hope is the crux of the message of the film, “The Shawshank Redemption”. Frank Darabont, the director, uses such powerful themes to masterfully develop the antipodal characters of Andy Dufresne and the warden Samuel Norton, as well to rouse overwhelming feelings in the audience. He achieves this through the use of deep symbolism together with effective cinematography, music and lighting. “Hope is a good thing and good things never die”. Andy speaks out every prisoner’s deepest thought in this quote.
The scene is where Andy is sent to the whole for a month then the warden comes and gives him another month the happiness there is that Andy is preparing to escape soon and taking all the money. Another technique Frank Darabont uses to emphasize the theme corruption is by the music and how he uses it to the full effect. He uses it to the full effect by putting no sad or happy music in the scenes because it’s not a happy or sad scene. This makes the audience want to pay most attention to what’s going on in the scene and the emotions going on with the characters in the scene. One really good technique used by the Director Frank Darabont is using the camera angles to get a better impact on the viewer and get the full effect of the scene.
Darabont’s fictional retrospective provides much drama but not without astounding the audience with such precision and prowess only he could complete. The drama of the film is reflected through the various episodes of dramatic tension in the picture. As a convicted felon who had reached his thither, Andy confides within realism to keep him sane, he partakes in hobbies that serve as a constant reminder that there is hope and things to live for outside prison. Andy's overwhelming desire to escape prison is fuelled by the various prospects that lay beyond the foreboding desolate prison walls of Shawshank. Andy in his escape venture needed an alibi; he needed to create an alias to protect his true identity as a man in need to escape.
“The Shaw Shank Redemption” was a great movie about the convict’s life in the jail. The exposition of the story showed me how the real life was. People got back what they did. Anyway, the intelligent of the human was the best could help them out of the trouble in their own life. The characters performed successful in their own role.
The prison tours conducted at Western Youth Institution and Foothills Correctional Institution were very beneficial for my educational experience in the field of Corrections. Both of the prison facilities provided a stark and ominous reality of life behind bars and afforded a brief glimpse into the everyday world of the inmate. The inmates at these facilities are confined in a world that is dictated by the strict adherence to rules, subject to random searches and seizures, and deprived of liberties that common citizens never give a second thought about. These young people have to deal with the harsh and brutal reality that every day at the two institutions are exactly the same; conformity and acceptance seem to burn their way into the lives’ of each inmate, as evidenced in their solemn eyes. However, despite the cold and indifferent conditions at the two institutions, inmates do have realistic opportunities to better themselves and rehabilitate into law abiding citizens.
Although Gene almost falls off, Finney catches him and saves Gene’s life, but he “practically lost it” too (Knowles 33). Similarly, Neil is the one to show Mr. Keating his old yearbook since everyone else wouldn’t do it. Because Neil showed him it, they found out about the Dead Poets’ Society, which leads Mr. Keating to lose his job. Since Finney and Neil are so sure what they want to do, it is impossible for them to comprehend what other people want as well. For example, Finney is so confident in himself, that he wears a pink shirt that makes him “look like a fairy,” and he talks boldly about
“Dally giving us his gun, although it could mean jail for him.” (p.154). Dallas would do whatever was in his power to make sure that Johnny would not have to endure or face the same things he had to. He had a rough life rougher than anyone could ever imagine and he could not bear to have this happen to Johnny. Dally saw that things were starting to go wrong for Johnny and he just knew he had to do something to stop this. “I just don't want you to get hurt.
Holden’s rejection of change is due for his fear of change, not be the same after growing up, accept something that he does not want to accept, be rejected by people, or even lose someone special to him. But everyone has to grow up and Holden does not grasp this concept. Not only his rejection of change affected his live, but he lied and wanted to be away from people. Instead of going to people to feel better, to ask for help, and to feel loved, Holden had lived among the consolation of his dead brother,
Some of the techniques used to show this are lighting, narration/voiceover and costume. Lighting is a very important aspect of the movie regarding the idea of hope. Lighting is important because it shows how the idea of hope is shown throughout the Shawshank prison. For example, when we see Shawshank prison, the lighting is very grey and dark with lots of shadows to suggest that there is no life or hope in the prison. The shadows along the building tell the audience that the men inside are trapped and aren’t free.