After his mother's death he is forced to run away from his village or he could be killed by anyone. Running away gives him a chance to start over his life although it would be difficult. Crispin has been shunned by other people his whole life. He has had no other people beside his mother that he could ’trust’ and so as a result, he is afraid to ask for help and is terrified of most things. “It was always hard for me to look on others” (3).
As Andy is transferred to his prison cell, he suffers a loss of freedom, depicted by the demeaning rituals of the guards spraying him with a hose and marching him stark naked to his cell. This process serves to make Andy feel small and powerless, and his demoralized expression clearly displays his lack of hope as the prison bars slide shut behind him with a resounding bang (Darabont 00:15:22 ‒ 00:15:55). As the camera zooms out to show the confining cement walls on either side of Shawshank’s newest prisoner, music starts playing in the background. The music that accompanies this scene captures this feeling of imprisonment, as it uses a slow piano melody with minor chords to create an eerie, ominous mood. Additionally, the audience, along with Andy, hears one of the prisoners sniffling and crying, as well as the mocking jeers and chants of deep voices echoing in
Doe Zantamata, an American author, once said, “Good friends help you find the most important things when you have lost them...your smile, your hope, and your courage.” In Frank Darabont’s film The Shawshank Redemption, hope and friendship are a large part of the characters’ lives, as they are inmates in the Shawshank prison. Andy is a newcomer and intrigues Red, an inmate who has been in the prison for a long time. Although Red is not sure what to think of him at first, they soon become good friends. Someone’s identity not only shapes that individual, but also the friendships one makes. Andy and Red’s contradicting identities draw them towards each other and transform their lives forever through their unique friendship.
Despite the cruel, harsh beatings and onerous, grim times of solitary, Andy for some reason never concedes; instead, he persistently lives by his rules and improves the quality of life of others in prison. Noticing Andy’s unusual behavior, Red acknowledges his first impression of Andy as if “an invisible coat … shielded him from [Shawshank]” (Shawshank Redemption). While Andy strolls along in this scene, the background music transmits viewers a sense of hope, such feeling that no amount of harm or abuse can crush Andy’s free will. Andy also utilizes diegetic sound to act upon his own will and lift other inmates’ spirits. Locking a prison guard in the bathroom, Dufresne plays Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and blasts it on the announcement mic, which forces everyone to stop and stare in awe.
As we all know it’s Andy is the one who brings the light of life into the darkness of the prison, just like the wall destruction. Meanwhile,Andy’s escape are hidden by the wall decor which is a poster and this makes the shots more than just cool set-ups attempting to put the camera in uniques spots.By this, it has upraised them to the level of symbolism. Additionally, a lot of medium closed up shots in the film, especially when the prisoners are talking. This is because the viewers should feel close to the characters, to get to known them on the level that they known each other. If there is no medium closed up shots, it will make the film appear less individual than it is.
Its walls and bars do more than just keep men inside, they change the perception of those they contain. Set around the time of world war 2, Stephen unmistakably focuses that there was one and only thing that could help a man get by in prison and that was hope. Trust is distinctive in various individuals. For some it could possibly be a pipe dream, a daydream or just a refusal to acknowledge reality. Chapter The novel
A brief Synopsis of the Shawshank Redemption in 1946 a man named Andy was convicted of the murder of his wife and her lover. He is sent to jail were the inmates are giving him a hard time with the adjustment of prison life. Making things harder the Prison is filled with corrupted Correctional Officers from the warden on down to the lowest Correctional Officer; Allowing Violent crimes to happen in the prison such sexual assault, murder, and abuse of inmates. Andy is forced to work for the Warden. Andy a former banker uses his banking skills to help out the warden plus some guards, doing business schemes and helping with investments of most of the prison staff.
“- -the tentative ectoplasmic flesh of junk kick - - flesh that fades at the first silent touch of junk” Burroughs also refers to addiction as being similar to being in a prison camp, suffering from malnutrition because an addict does not feel a need for food. In the chapter “hospital” the world view of a drug addict is given a lot of exposure and explanation “The addict regards his body impersonally as an instrument to absorb the medium in which he
Amanda and Laura never get what they want or expect and Tom ends up leaving his family like his father did and feels remorse and guilt for leaving Laura behind. There is a lot of imagery and metaphors in the play. The title of the play "the glass menagerie" is also Laura's glass figurine collection and is a symbol of her fragility since they break easily. Another imagery is the movies. Tom goes to the movies everytime things get tense at home as a means of escape.
It is this aspect of Andy’s being that equips him with the strength and stamina to remain optimistic and hopeful under the stifling demands of Shawshank Prison. The prison’s power lies in the concept of institutionalism, as Red explains: “These walls are funny. First you hate them. Then you get used to them. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them” (The Shawshank).