Examples Of Hope In The Shawshank Redemption

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The Shawshank Redemption is a cinematographic film that was directed by Frank Darabont and released in the year 1994. The film takes into prospect and delves into a contagious view of hope, and how it is considered one of the strongest influences there are. Ellis Boyd Redding, a dynamic protagonist in The Shawshank Redemption once said that hope “is a dangerous thing.” The values placed in hope shape the belief in that one day the incarcerated heroes would leave the prison and return to an adjusted society. Hope can inspire, and deliver a message to shape the perspective of an individual being; societies, collectives and individuals look towards a brighter path of fate--a destiny that could one day become a reality. The rock hammer for example, was an item that was forged with false hope and humour that was procured in the beginning of the film by Red, as a…show more content…
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