Rita Hayworth And Shawshank Redemption Analysis

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Fear can hold you Prisoner, Hope can set you Free


“Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” is a novella by Stephen King, from his 1982 collection Different Seasons, subtitled Hope Springs Eternal. Stephen King, known by many as the Master of Horror, threw audiences for a loop when he wrote, “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”, a story that fine points an exceptional friendship between two convicted inmates and how one of them pulls a fearless(and frankly rather poop-laden) escape. The novella -a fancy word for a short novel- is a far howl from the shrieks and scares we often associate with King, which might make clear why it was incorporated as part of King’s Different Seasons collection.
It was modified for the screen in 1994 as The Shawshank Redemption, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1994, including Best Picture. In 2009, it was adapted for the stage as the play The Shawshank Redemption.
The story’s themes spotlight on issues of imprisonment and justice. Andy, the hero, is thrown in jail for a crime he didn’t commit, while his buddy Red is the only person in prison truthful enough to admit that he had committed one. In the prison, they’re placed at the pity of “honest” wardens and guards who are totally corrupt and make money on scams that should put them inside the walls with the prisoners they take advantage of and assault.

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“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” is offered in the form of a monologue, a
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