Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption Analysis

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In Stephen King 's "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption," a man known as Red tells the story of Andy Dufresne. The authorities arrested Andy for a crime he did not commit and as a result, he ended up in the Shawshank penitentiary with Red. Red described how prison life could take away all hope of surviving on the outside, but for some reason, it did not take Andy 's hope. Red pondered at the fact that Andy was full of hope for many years. His pondering would cease when Andy broke out of jail in a hole he had dug through the wall. Eventually, Red got out on parole, and it was the hope that Andy brought to Shawshank that kept him going on the outside. In this story, Andy was the most hopeful person in Shawshank, but he was also sensible towards the notion of risk and reward. Despite being a quiet man, Andy would show his hopefulness in what he said as well as what he did. An example of the latter took place when the warden explained to Andy how he is a man who thinks too highly of himself. The warden described how he has observed that Andy, "used to walk around that exercise yard as if it was a living room and [Andy was at] one of those cocktail parties…" (71). The warden may have been trying to paint Andy as a snobby man who thought too highly of himself; however, the warden had mistaken conceitedness for hopefulness. Furthermore, the warden had mistaken Andy to be a self-centered man, while in reality, Andy was just confident. Andy 's high level of confidence

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