Why Is The Shawshank Redemption Important

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Criteria 1: Conveys a thoughtful and important message that relates to the audience’s life. This criteria is important because audiences from different generations can learn something new by watching the film.
Criteria 2: Has an interesting plot full of unexpected events, surprising and amazing the audience. This criteria is important because if the plot is boring the audience wouldn't enjoy it and find the movie boring.
Thesis Statement/Claim: Because of the interesting plot, full of unexpected events and the relatable message about hope, Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption is a “timeless classic”
2. Criteria/Reason 1:
Topic Sentence: One reason why The Shawshank Redemption is a timeless classic is because it conveys a thoughtful and
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Since hope is a “good thing”, it will make the situation better instead of making it worse. Everyone from every generation has hope and hard times in their lives. All audiences can relate to their own hard times and know that hope is always there. The viewers learn something about hope and connect it with their own lives.
3. Criteria/Reason 2:
Topic Sentence: In addition, The Shawshank Redemption has an engaging plot filled with unexpected events, making the audience feel thrilled and surprised.
Lead in/Evidence: The movie is narrated by Andy’s friend, Red. In the movie he narrates that Andy might be committing suicide. The next day Andy doesn’t come out of his cell, for a scary moment it seemed like Andy actually died. However he disappeared from his cell.
Commentary: The audience never expected Andy to escape because he never left a hint that he was planning to. He hid his hammer in the bible and covered the hole with a poster. Andy’s escape was a twist unexpected by all audiences. It surprises and amazes the spectators, making the movie enjoyable. This film gives the spectators amusement and excitement with its fascinating scenario, having every generation enjoy

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