In the film Red notes that when Tommy says he can prove Andy innocent it gave Andy that extra hope he needed, and Andy’s hope ended up rubbing off on the other inmates. Towards the end of the film all Red has when he heads to meet Andy is hope, as he cannot cope with the outside world anymore and has no idea if he will even make it over the border and find
His pondering would cease when Andy broke out of jail in a hole he had dug through the wall. Eventually, Red got out on parole, and it was the hope that Andy brought to Shawshank that kept him going on the outside. In this story, Andy was the most hopeful person in Shawshank, but he was also sensible towards the notion of risk and reward. Despite being a quiet man, Andy would show his hopefulness in what he said as well as what he did. An example of the latter took place when the warden explained to Andy how he is a man who thinks too highly of himself.
A person must realize the opportunity to move to a better place to better themselves rather than staying stuck becoming better in the the same situation. In the first novel, “Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption” and the then film The Shawshank Redemption, this is shown. While a few things are different between the two, the main storyline is the same. The main character, Andy Dufresne is sentenced to Shawshank prison for the murder of his wife and lover. He claims he didn’t commit the murder and by accounts of his best friend in prison, Red, the man who can get anything, and others, he is innocent of said crime.
Doe Zantamata, an American author, once said, “Good friends help you find the most important things when you have lost them...your smile, your hope, and your courage.” In Frank Darabont’s film The Shawshank Redemption, hope and friendship are a large part of the characters’ lives, as they are inmates in the Shawshank prison. Andy is a newcomer and intrigues Red, an inmate who has been in the prison for a long time. Although Red is not sure what to think of him at first, they soon become good friends. Someone’s identity not only shapes that individual, but also the friendships one makes. Andy and Red’s contradicting identities draw them towards each other and transform their lives forever through their unique friendship.
In the end of everything, only Clarence Norris was successful in the north, “He wanted the world to know that he was an innocent man. He had a responsibility now to make sure that the world understood that those nine defendants in 1931 were innocent and that it was racism, only racism, that in fact forced them to spend all those years in prison,” (Scottsboro). The difference between Tom Robinson and the Scottsboro boys was faith. The Scottsboro boys waited for their freedom and after years were finally freed, but Tom Robinson had no faith in Atticus’ appeal so he committed suicide. Another difference found is how Clarence Norris proved to the world that he was innocent.
On the Sidewalk Bleeding: Andy’s Journey from Innocence to Experience Everyone has heard the saying “Expect the unexpected”, but does society really live by that? Sometimes life seems to be going so well that one may think that they are lucky, and that nothing will go wrong. But in reality, it is once one gets comfortable that things start to go wrong. Andy’s story is a great example that demonstrates that nobody can live life being 100% comfortable. In the narrative, “On the Sidewalk Bleeding”, written by Evan Hunter, a true message hides behind the words, explaining the tragic life-ending story of Andy.
In the book Monster, by Walter Dean Myers, he writes about a young man named Steve, he is a sixteen year old African American who has been put on trial. Steve believes that he is a monster, he dislikes his life, at the moment, and being on trial does not help with the fact that his self esteem is low. Steve Harmon does not want to be in jail anymore, he wants to be
He also tried to keep his friends from slipping away. Beatings and abuse did not keep Louie from resisting. These experiences show how people can go through horrible, disgusting, deplorable situations and can still recover. Louie went from having flashbacks of his time in the POW camp to living a happy life until he died at 97 years. People can recover from anything.
During a conversation between him and Author Wes Moore in prison, where he serves a life sentence, Other Wes Moore once again displays the fixed mindset that permeated throughout his youth and now into adulthood with this statement; he says: “We will do what is expected of us, if they expect us to graduate, we will graduate. If they expect us to get a job, we will get a job. If they expect us to go to jail, then that’s where we will go too. At some point you lose control” (Moore 126). Other Wes Moore became a sad product of his environment due to his negative disposition, a lack of positive support within his family dynamics.
When news comes that the Russians will save the prisoners, Elie keeps this as a positive and keeps thinking this horrifying journey will be over. Elie also impacts himself by being scared of letting go of his father, and by feeling this way it makes Elie stronger and pushes his father forward. Even though Elie’s father died, Elie still continued on with his hope of reaching the end of the awful journey. Strong is a word to Elie inherited because he kept believing in living even though he had nothing to live