Essay about The Shawshank Redemption By Frank Darabont

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The Shawshank Redemption is a fascinating film, which written and directed by Frank Darabont in 1994. He adapted the film from Stephen King 's 1982 novel Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The film takes place at Shawshank prison in Maine from the 1940’s through the 1960’s. The main characters are Red Redding and Andy Dufresne. Red is a lifer who is a leader among the prisoners and is known as a man who can get them things they want. Andy is a banker who is falsely convicted of murdering his wife and her lover. He is sentenced to two life terms in Shawshank. Although the prison is full of violence and corruption, Andy remains hopeful during his time there. In fact, Andy finds friendship, is intelligent and hopeful.
First of all, Andy and Red form a bond rather quickly. Red decides he likes Andy after their first encounter when Andy approaches Red about acquiring a rock hammer. . Red says “I could see why some of the boys took him for snobby. He had a quiet way about him, a walk and a talk that just wasn 't normal around here. He strolled, like a man in a park without a care or a worry in the world, like he had on an invisible coat that would shield him from this place. Yeah, I think it would be fair to say... I liked Andy from the start” (Shawshank). Red also admired the way Andy bargained with the guards to have a few beers in exchange for some financial advice after tarring a roof on a hot day. Red narrates, “I think he did it to feel normal again if only…

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