Importance Of Hope In Shawshank Redemption

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Freedom is a mindset. What you think you will become. If you set your mind to be free then you will be free also. A person doesn’t need to have open space and a passport to be free - as long as that person can believe/have a sense of hope they can feel free no matter what the situation. Even a prisoner in the toughest penitentiary can remain free in his mind through hope Hope exists in many forms. It can mean hoping for things to get better, or holding onto one’s hope for one’s own humanity. Hope can be used as an outlook on life. People have hope so they can better their lives. To keep hope alive one must believe you can achieve what you hope for. It 's important to keep hope alive because it is like a goal, you want to reach it. In “Shawshank Redemption” the character Andy Dufresne uses hope as his way to remain …show more content…

Being materialistic is not a good thing as read in “The Necklace” Madame Loisel desire for jewels riches and clothes ultimately led to her downfall. Although she was never imprisoned she was unfree because she had lost Madame Forestier jewels that she borrowed. Her outlook on life of wanting nice things let her into poverty. After losing the jewels Madame Loisel and her husband were flung into a ten year debt from buying new jewels to replace the lost ones. Replacing these jewels caused them to go into poverty. Ultimately that one night of fun led them into a ten year downfall and imprisonment to the debt that they owed.

These three stories show a character either being free or unfree based on their outlook on life. Andy from “Shawshank Redemption” remained free even in prison through hope. The banker was imprisoned by his greed for money while the prisoner was set free through his knowledge In the short story “The bet”. Madame Loisel desire to be someone she isn 't let her into a ten year imprisonment due to the debt of her desires for one night. Based on each of their outlook for life these characters were able to reach freedom or

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