Paper Assignment Sociology 100 Del Blake Dr. Whitaker 1. The film that I chose to analyze was Shawshank Redemption. The movie Shawshank Redemption was released September 23, 1994 and told the story of Andy Dufresene. A hot shot banker who finds himself convicted of a crime he said he didn’t commit, the murder of his wife and her lover. In 1947 he was sent to Shawshank Prison where the story revolved around Andy’s transformation to prison life and his journey as an inmate in the prison.
When Hamlet accidentally kills Laertes’s father, Polonius , Laertes immediately returns to Denmark from France where he was studying at college. He storms King Claudius’s castle with a mob. He desires revenge and does not waste any time before trying to get it. When Claudius convinces him that he is innocent in his father’s death he immediately agrees with Claudius’s plan to get revenge on Hamlet. While Hamlet is hesitant Laertes is brash and impulsive.
It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around. Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
A single quiet splash heard by no one signaled the end of Javert, a man of the law in Victor Hugo’s novel Les Miserables. He chases after Jean Valjean for years without rest or relenting, simply because Valjean broke parole. Given an opportunity to capture him, Javert would show no hesitation or mercy to the man who stole a loaf of bread. His resolve in this goal is shattered when Valjean, given the chance to the man pursuing him, instead saves Javert’s life. The conflicting examples of a galley slave and a holy man confound Javert’s biases.
Senator Paine becomes involved in a plan to disgrace Smith. Committed to standing up against Paine, Smith takes the case for a boys campsite to the Senate floor. He turns into a filibuster and everyone is getting tired of him talking. Eventually he passes out from speaking for 23 hours, Paine gives up the election, and Smith wins. Smith is now figuring out the corrupt business of government.
In one chapter, a man asked Corrie to help his wife, who had been captured. Come to find out, the man was a spy and had the whole watch shop raided and the ten Boom family was arrested. However, the Jews they were helping, hid themselves in the secret room. Casper was offered to be let go due to his age, but he refused and died ten days later. Corrie was sent to Scheveningen, later learning that her sister, Betsie, was in that same prison.
Eddie was eventually told the story of how his father saved Mickey’s life. The author says, “ He had chased after Mickey to hurt him, perhaps even to kill him. But in the end, he couldn’t. He knew who Mickey was. He knew his shortcomings.
You either “eat—or get eaten up,” which is represented by _________________ (54). Everything Balram did from when he left Laxmangarh to when he became successful and “helped make new Bangalore” was for his own advantage (273). When Ashok began drinking after Pinky left, Balram told him he had to “believe in god and keep going on” not because he genuinely cared for him, but because he wouldn’t have anyone to “pay him three and a half thousand rupees a month” (159). The selfishness imbedded in him led him to conclude that the only ticket out of darkness was to murder his master, which goes against his personality in beginning when he felt guilty for something as trivial as outing a driver for
¨In 1889, Will Smith was in custody and sentenced to a day in the Philadelphia Police Department for almost blinding a fan. He said It was the worst night of his life because inmates were waking him up asking him for his autograph.´´ Information from (www.biography.com) His rap career later in his famous life won five Golden Globe awards, two Academy Awards, and four Grammy Awards!!! Also, he was married to Sheree Zampino and had his first son Trey Smith. They divorced in (1995-1996). Then in 1997 he married a lady by the name of Jada Pinkett Smith.
Duvall is one of five kids, raised by single mother. The title of the book, “Dear or in Prison”, comes from an argument Duvall had with his uncle after he was caught stealing his drunk uncle’s wallet, who them proceeded to beat him and say, “Keep on doin’ this and you will be dead or in prison by the time you’re thirteen” (vi); . Duvall makes a point to mention that he was very close with his grandparents, who taught him many valuable lessons. The beginning of Duvall’s delinquent behavior began before the age of seven when he began stealing food and candy then stealing money and possessions from anyone. These actions earned Duvall respect within his crew, whom knew he was trouble and not to be messed with.
When he returned home, his friends and him had a “great idea” to become rich by robbing banks. His friends and him ended up robbing five small town banks in Nebraska. Hopwood was twenty-three years old and would have to face potentially eleven years in Illinois’s federal prison. At this point, Shon was hopeless and thought he ruined his life. He had disappointed himself, his family, and his friends.
Say the SWAT team came breaking down your door and force handcuffs on you, what would you do? This very thing happened to Cornilius Anderson otherwise known as "Mike Anderson," performed an armed robbery and was supposed to be booked into jail when the state never came to pick him up to be sent to prison. Thirteen years had passed when he was gone out of his cell, when the state came to release him. Mike was a good man, he became a law abiding citizen. He payed his taxes, got married and coached one of his son 's football team, he also was an entrepreneur for a new job.
Jean Valjean goes through a lot in this movie. In the beginning, Jean is released on parole after serving a sentence for stealing bread and for trying to escape prison. He travels everywhere to find a job and a home, but he is unable to find anything for himself. Finally, the bishop offers Jean a bed and some food, so Jean spends the night there. He repays the bishop by deciding to steal all his silverware and escape.