Andy Dufresne In The Shawshank Redemption

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Andy Dufresne is a banker who is being convicted guilty of committing the murder of his wife after she cheated on him. He is serving two life sentences in Shawshank Prison located in Maine. Andy knows his capabilities, perhaps that was one of his only strengths, other than hope itself. Andy is a firm believer in that “hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies” (The Shawshank Redemption). Being aware of this, Andy tries with all of his mighty soul to find himself. Contradictingly, Ellis Redding [Red] on the other hand, believes that “hope can drive a man insane” (The Shawshank Redemption). The reasoning behind Red saying that is because he himself once had hope, and that hope got him nowhere and now he’s broken

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