Analysis Of The Shawshank Redemption

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Over many years, there have been many forms of media to entertain and inspire humanity. It started with books and novels, and as time went on, it eventually moved to the big screen. Nowadays, there are many books and stories that are adapted into movies to bring them to life. Cinema is an art form that has made an incredible impact on society and humanity with story driven and emotional plot. The Shawshank Redemption is a piece of film excellence that displays such feelings with powerful themes and an incredible plot, based off the short story written by Stephen King. It did not do very well on opening week in the box office, but it is a must-watch for anyone. The film teaches you one important lesson above all else, never lose hope. It teaches you that no matter how rough the going gets, no matter how alone you might feel, you never give up. “Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free” (Glotzer, Lester, Marvin & Darabont, 1994). The Shawshank Redemption is a masterpiece of a film, with an incredible plot, and its powerful message. The plot of The Shawshank Redemption revolves around a man named Andy Dufresne. Andy was sent to Shawshank prison for a crime he did not commit, he was falsely sentenced for the murder of his wife and her lover. During Andy’s time in prison, he makes friends with another inmate named Ellis Boyd Redding, nicknamed “Red.” Throughout his time, Andy made some valuable friends and learned even more valuable lessons. Andy planned his escape from

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