Examples Of Hope In Shawshank Redemption

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The movie we watched to see hope was Shawshank Redemption. The definition of hope from the Meriam Webster dictionary is to want something to happen or to be true, or to think that something could happen or be true. The definition of hope from Hebrews 11:1 is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. I think that the type of hope we saw in this movie was closest to the dictionary definition. In this movie we saw a wrongfully convicted man, Andy, be sent to jail for two life sentences. There are a few different instances of hope in this movie. As I mentioned before, there are instances of hope in the movie Shawshank Redemption. One example of hope that we saw was when the main character, Andy, taught another inmate, …show more content…

During the movie Red said that hope was one of the most dangerous things. For the prisoners at Shawshank that was true. They could hope to get out of jail and have false hope. Even if they did get out of jail, they could end up like Brooks and not be able to live outside of jail either. The people that they have been hoping to see, could have changed, depending on how long their sentence was. They could be so excited to see their family or loved ones, and they could have tried forgetting about them or they may now be scared of them. If they’re in jail and had a girlfriend outside of jail, she could have complete different feelings now, which would probably end up hurting him, and making him feel hopeless. They might be forced alone when they are released, because they don’t have anybody. Because of that, they would probably worried about that since they’ve been with people the whole time they were in jail. I also feel like them just hoping and being positive they’ll be released soon is bad. I think that while they’re in jail they need to make relationships with the other people there. They need to make the best of the situation they’re in regardless of if they’re innocent or not. If you’re just in jail thinking that you’ll get out soon and don’t need the other people there, you’re wrong. You probably won’t end up getting out of jail early, and if you act like you’re better than everyone

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