Death Of Freedom In The Shawshank Redemption

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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.
A short time after Andy is sent to Shawshank Penitentiary he is selected, along with Red and their group, to re-tar the roof of one of the buildings. One day after the selection he overhears Captain
Hadley talking about how
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This example shows that Andy wants to be free because once he hears the captain talking about money he automatically jumps on the opportunity to go back to his old life by helping people with their money. If I was in a similar situation I can honestly say that I would do the exact same thing Andy did, if I knew how to do things that he did , I would do the same thing and in return I would have a day off with my friends doing anything to feel free again. Andy is a giver and he worked hard, like when he saw how pathetic the Shawshank library was.
The inmates had no interest in reading the books in the library because they were old and torn. So
Andy starts to write letters for six years to the state asking for new books and money to renovate the library. He succeeds on getting new books but he still needs funds. He continued to write more letters to the state until they send him an annual fee of 500 dollars or renovations. Throughout the next ten years Andy builds the finest prison library in all of New England and named it Brooks Hatlen Memorial
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Library. This example shows that Andy wants to be free by taking his mind off the fact that he is
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