Human Condition In Shawshank Redemption

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The human condition is a term which references our intricate existence by recognising our constant innate ability to adapt and modify our perceptions and values. Through our mental capability for hope allows us to endure difficult challenges. If hope is removed, we lose the will to survive. Shawshank Redemption originally directed by Frank Darabont and 127 Hours by Aron Ralston both represent intrinsic hope in relation to the human condition to gain freedom. Specifically, 127 hours represents a man who hikes through the canyons of Utah when he is trapped by 365-kilogram boulder that crushed his right hand to the point where he amputated it himself with a blunt pocketknife to gain freedom. Similarly, Shawshank Redemption depicts two imprisoned men who bond with one another, finding support and redemption through acts of mutual decency.

The inspiring idea of hope in Shawshank Redemption and 127 hours is portrayed by both visual and verbal film techniques. Andy Dufrense, an innocent man unlawfully imprisoned with two life sentences for the murder of his wife and her devotee. Andy endeavours to provide hope in small physical expressions to remind prisoners what freedom is like: beer, music and a library. In the opera scene, Andy locks himself in the Warden 's office and plays a record of two Italian women singing over the PR system of the prison. His redemptive acts are accentuated by a number of camera shots and angles. He sits reclined in the Warden 's office chair, hands placed behind his head with a satisfied
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Hope is a key feature to the human condition which can be seen in the texts Shawshank Redemption and 127 Hours. Frank Darabont uses a diverse range of camera techniques, music and actions to manipulate characters to have hope or lack of hope as does Aron Ralston. However, on the flip side, lack of hope gets the best of some people, Brooks being one of them. Hope is innate in humans and is a form of redemption, Andy in this case is
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