Physical Abuse And Corruption In The Movie Shawshank Redemption

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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. The movie was produced by Niki Marvin and directed by Frank Darabont. • The subculture that I will be analyzing is corruption and physical abuse depicted by the guards and warden at Shawshank prison. • The physical abuse and corruption started very early in the movie, Andy Dufresne’s first night in Shawshank an inmate was beaten to death by Captain Hadley because of his outbursts late at night. Captain Hadley plays a major role in the physical abuse at the prison. Hadley later beats inmate Boggs with his baton while another guard held him down. Morgan Freeman narrated Boggs never walked again and that he spent the rest of his days drinking his food through a straw. The corruption in Shawshank started with Warden Norton’s work program for inmates to do a service to the community. Warden Norton took a bribe from Ed so that Ed could secure a job to keep his business from going under. “This pool of slave labor you got can underbid any contractor in town” stated Ed. “Behind every shady

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