'A man feels more like a man when he has some suds after a hard day 's work. ' - Makes the prison library, he creates a sense of normalcy as well as redemption for himself and other prisoners. A safe haven for prisoners. - Andy is left in a position of power in the music scene. When he plays the music over the P.A system the prisoners stand silent in amazement.
One of the most prevalent concepts in Stephen King’s novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption is the tie between hope and freedom. Prisoner Andy Dufresne differs from the other inmates because, unlike the other men, Dufresne never gives up hope, which enables him to resist being institutionalized and maintain a sense of freedom. In the movie adaptation The Shawshank Redemption, director Frank Darabont strategically uses music and sound to symbolize this connection between freedom and hope. From the very start of the film, Darabont incorporates music in order to create an appropriate mood for the viewer. As Andy is transferred to his prison cell, he suffers a loss of freedom, depicted by the demeaning rituals of the guards spraying him with a hose and marching him stark naked to his cell.
Andy and Red’s contradicting identities draw them towards each other and transform their lives forever through their unique friendship. When it comes to Andy’s identity in the movie he goes through a change, arguably a growth, during his time in prison. When he is first sentenced and brought to the prison, he is very quiet and keeps to himself. Even Red says when he first saw Andy, he did not think much of him. But gradually Andy allows himself to get to know others and for others to know him.
The main theme of the film is the power of hope. Hope, more than anything else, drives the inmates and gives them the will to live. Andy’s sheer determination to keep his sense of self-worth and escape from Shawshank keeps him from dying of frustration and anger in solitary confinement. Andy goes about making this hope a reality by meticulously tunneling through the wall every night. In the film Red notes that when Tommy says he can prove Andy innocent it gave Andy that extra hope he needed, and Andy’s hope ended up rubbing off on the other inmates.
“He was not the worthless, broken, forsaken man that the Bird had striven to make of him. In a single, silent moment, his rage, his fear, his humiliation, and helplessness, had fallen away. That morning, he believe, he was a new creation” (Hillenbrand 383). After this moment of forgiveness, Louie was able move past the horrendous events that occured at the POW camps, and forgive his tormentors. In fact, many years after the war ended, he visited prisons for the convicted Japanese criminals that held some of his previous guards from his POW camps, and forgave them.
Losing something that you have had for a long time can affect the way you act and feel. In the movie The Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne, experiences the death of freedom. The movie follows Andy Dufresne who is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didn’t commit the crimes. Andy Dufresne deals with the death of freedom by saving the captains money, building the library and escaping Shawshank Penitentiary.
Andy first shows a significant amount of determination when he quickly begins to plan his escape by asking Red to sneak in a rock hammer for him, which subtlety foreshadowed his escape. After Andy is first brought into the prison and proves himself by not breaking down on the first night, he keeps to himself for a month before approaching Red. Andy approaches Red because he has heard that Red knows how to get stuff, and asks for a rock hammer. After Andy introduces himself to Red, he asks “I wonder if you might get me a rock hammer.”. It is clear from this quotation that Andy wishes to get an item into the prison for himself, although it is against the rules of the prison.
It can used to represent anyone, who has shown the smallest amount of perseverance despite defeat. All things considered, in both Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and If by Rudyard Kipling, the themes of sanity, defeat, and self dignity are present. Sanity is the control over one’s body, in which how they think and behave in a normal and rational matter. It is extremely arduous to stay calm and hold a good head on your shoulders at all times. Louie Zamperini did not only hold serenity in the toughest moments in his life, but he also tried to save the sanity in his fellow soldiers.
In the narrative, “On the Sidewalk Bleeding”, written by Evan Hunter, a true message hides behind the words, explaining the tragic life-ending story of Andy. He was a member of the “ROYAL” gang, living life to the fullest, so he thought, getting a social status in his community and not letting the true Andy take off the silk purple jacket reading ROYAL on
Yet, the most critical value that I learned was through my father’s actions. When he first arrived in the United States of America, he only had a vision of where he saw himself. Sleeping on cardboard with newspaper as his blanket or working long hours did not stop him. Despite the many obstacles my father faced, he never allowed those setbacks hinder him from progressing. To be able to witness my father go from having absolutely nothing to owning his own successful construction company, makes me understand the importance of never giving up on a dream and working hard to achieve that