Analysis Of The Movie ' The Shawshank Redemption '

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Kody Mullen Shawshank Miss. Criswell May 3rd, 2017 “It all comes to a choice, either get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’”, that’s the message I find to be the focus of this story. The Shawshank Redemption is a film about a young man, Andy Dufresne, who was wrongly convicted of the murder of his wife and her lover and has been sentenced to two life terms in the harsh and corrupt Shawshank prison. The director influenced the viewers to think about an idea of Hope, through the characters of Brooks Hatlin, Ellis ‘Red’ Redding and Andy Dufresne. The character in Shawshank, Brooks, had no hope in him. Brooks was an old man, who has been in Shawshank prison for over 50 years. During his time in prison he has adapted the daily routines and the…show more content…
I saw an automobile once when I was a kid, but now they 're everywhere. The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry. The parole board got me into this halfway house called "The Brewer" and a job bagging groceries at the Foodway. It 's hard work and I try to keep up, but my hands hurt most of the time. I don 't think the store manager likes me very much. Sometimes after work, I go to the park and feed the birds. I keep thinking Jake might just show up and say hello, but he never does. I hope wherever he is, he 's doing okay and making new friends. I have trouble sleeping at night. I have bad dreams like I 'm falling. I wake up scared. Sometimes it takes me a while to remember where I am. Maybe I should get me a gun and rob the Foodway so they 'd send me home. I could shoot the manager while I was at it, sort of like a bonus. I guess I 'm too old for that sort of nonsense any more. I don 't like it here. I 'm tired of being afraid all the time. I 've decided not to stay. I doubt they 'll kick up any fuss. Not for an old crook like me. P.S: Tell Heywood I 'm sorry I put a knife to his throat. No hard feelings. -Brooks.” As this letter is being read to the audience in Brooks’s voice, it shows him getting dressed in a suit and using a pocket knife to carve the words “Brooks was here” in a wall, before hanging himself. It says in the strongest possible way the hopelessness the man felt on the outside. He had been at Shawshank for 50 years, that’s

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