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.
Later in the film Andy takes a young prisoner named Tommy under his wing and finds that Tommy’s old inmate was the real murderer. Andy explains it all to the Warden and he finds it to be a very thrilling fictional story that Tommy cultivated to entertain Andy. Andy had a secretive plan up his sleeve to save him from all those years of misery and gets revenge on the Warden for being such a hypocrite and “obtuse”. As we watch this
Because Andy was doing the banking for the prison guards and the Warden for free, I felt I needed to repay him the favour. After Bogs had returned from his punishment, I waited with my baton in his cell for him to return. I then beat Bogs to make him pay for all the horrible things that he had done to the inmates. I beat him until he was paralysed from the waist down. 7:30PM, 1966 – I was ordered by Warden Norton to shoot Tommy.
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.
Shawshank Redemption is a movie about a man named Andy Dufresne who is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences at Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover. Though wrongfully accused, Andy determines that he will fight against all odds to keep his hope for freedom alive while imprisoned. To maintain that hope, he must first make the journey through the dark halls of political corruption, murder, and greed. The movie depicts Andy’s refusal to surrender his hope in the midst of even the harshest trials of prison life. It is a screen play that powerfully displays the will and determination of the human spirit.
The film and book Shawshank Redemption is a story of a wrongly persecuted banker, Andy Dufresne, where he befriends a fellow convict, Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, both serving time at Shawshank Prison with life sentences. Once at Shawshank, Andy quickly realizes that the prison warden and staff are corrupt and hypocritical which allows him to use his skills as a banker to gain the trust of the prison staff and warden thus allowing him to escape. The novella “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” was written by Stephen King and published in 1982. The film Shawshank Redemption was produced by Niki Marvin and Castle Rock Entertainment directed by Frank Darabont released in1994; casting Tim Robbins (Andy Dufresne), Morgan Freeman (Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding), Bob Gunton (Warden Norton), William Sadler (Heywood), Clancy Brown (Captain Byron T. Hadley), Gil Bellows (Tommy), Mark Rolston (Bogs Diamond), and James Whitmore (Brooks Hatlen). Though there are several dissimilarities between the film and book, the largest being found with the wardens, Tommy Williams, and Andy’s money; still allows the viewer to enjoy the film in absence of the missing details from the book.
In two sequences in the film it provides this powerful message. First, after serving a fifty year sentence, an inmate named Brooks receives his parole papers. When he is released, Brooks suffers a breakdown and almost kills a fellow prisoner in order to stay in prison. When he finally gets released he is unable to cope with modern life. His inability to adapt to life outside the prison walls created a man that was unskilled, untrained, and unprepared, without hope to carry on.
Svidrigalov vs. Raskolnikov Throughout most of the novel, Crime and Punishment the characters Svidrigalov and Raskolnikov show a constant parallelism in their actions, but show diverseness between their physiological minds. Before diving into the inner unconscious of these two characters’ minds, let’s analyze their common actions. The biggest commonness in their actions is that they both commit murder. Svidrigalov kills his wealthy wife, while Raskolnikov kills the pawnbroker and her sister, Alyona and Lizaveta Ivanovna. The second alikeness between the two of them is that they both intend to use the money they gained from the murders and present it to the greater good.
We are shown this not only through Macbeth’s speech but also of from what people speak of him to one another. The first thing we discover about Macbeth in the entire play: he is a brutal murderer. ‘His brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution.’ This is alarming as within the first few pages of being introduced to his character we learn he has gone upon a ‘bloody’ killing spree. His ambition is stronger than his principles, a thing we see many times throughout this act. Foremost we read his ambition was to kill ‘the slave’.