Analysis Of The Shawshank Redemption

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“Some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright” (The Shawshank Redemption). In 1994, The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King was adapted in to a movie by Frank Darabont. Since its release, it has been nominated to win thirty-six awards and has even won nineteen awards. Fourteen years after its release, The Shawshank Redemption is still a memorable movie starring Morgan Freeman as ‘Red’ and Tim Robbins as ‘Andy Dufresne’ that centers on a prison focused on redeeming and rehabilitating criminals wanted for crimes ranging from car theft, to homicide. Despite there being reviews stating how this film is unmoving and unsatisfying, The Shawshank Redemption is an inspiring film that brings fourth plot twists, tension, and symbolism that leaves the viewer craving for more. The Shawshank Redemption directed by Frank Darabont, contains a number of scenes that pull at the heartstrings, and eventually concludes with a heartwarming ending. It is centered around Andy Dufresne, who is wrongfully accused of murdering his wife as well as the man who she was having an affair with. As a result, Andy is sent to serve a lifelong sentence Shawshank prison where he meets characters such as Red and Brooks. Right away, he is abused by other inmates who not only harass and assault him, but he is sexually assaulted as well. Nonetheless, he is shown to keep his spirits high and he continuously fights them off. Eventually, he is placed to work in the library with Brooks, an
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