Ethical Dilemma In The Shawshank Redemption

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Parshwa Shah (1641068)
Vaibhav Shah
Ethics
05 September 2017
The Shawshank Redemption
In the movie The Shawshank Redemption the experiences of a formerly successful banker as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a crime he did not commited. Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sent to Shawshank prison for the murder of his wife and her secret lover.[1]
Introduction of Ethical Dilemma
Should Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) escape the prison?
Scene’s Description
Andy (Tim Robbins) first smuggled a rock hammer from Red 19 years ago and took a bible and he had hidden the rock hammer inside it. He used to carve it the whole night and get the small pieces of rock in his clothes and throws it off in the Exercise yard. He used to put a big poster to hide whatever he has tried to dig so far. On the night of escape Andy wore Warden Norton’s (Bob Gunton) prison 's shoes to his cell, catching a lucky break when no one notices. He packed some papers and Norton 's clothes into a plastic bag, tied it to himself with the rope he 'd asked for, and escaped through his hole. The tunnel he 'd excavated led him to a space between two walls of the prison where he found a sewer main line. Using a rock, he hit the sewer line in time with the lightning strikes and eventually burst it. Crawling through 500 yards in the pipe and through the raw sewage contained in it, Andy emerged in a brook outside the walls. As he was accused for a crime which he never performed [3].
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