Differences In Different Seasons By Andy Dufresne And Todd Bowden

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Andy Dufresne and Todd Bowden are two of many characters in the book Different Seasons by Stephen King, yet they couldn’t be any more different. One noticeable difference between Andy and Todd is their age. Todd is 13-17 and is still under the influence of his parents, while Andy is old enough to be a banker, and to drink. I believe that the age of both characters plays a major role in their actions throughout the entire story. Andy is a good guy, while Todd transforms into a “monster” (King, p.141). Despite all the differences, Todd and Andy are both introverted, they keep their feelings bottled up inside. In the beginning of Apt Pupil, Todd starts out as an innocent kid with a well-educated and wealthy family, unlike most adolescent…show more content…
Andy is clinical and tight-lipped. This explains why he went to Shawshank for a crime he didn’t commit. I knew him for close to thirty years, and I can tell you he was the most self-possessed man I've ever known. What was right with him he'd only give you a little at a time. What was wrong with him he kept bottled up inside."(King, p.20). Andy secrecy plays a big role in the story. He was able to stay quiet about his tunnels, he had access to hidden money and not to mention he was outfoxing Norton and Hadley. Todd kept his emotions of anger bottled up, gradually leading him to a never-ending road of murder. “he felt a mad urge to take the 30.30 back into the house and shoot both of his parents and then go down to the slope overlooking the freeway.”( King, p.221). Both characters lived secretive lives but the result of them being so introverted were different. Andy’s secretive behavior led to him escaping prison, a place he didn’t deserve to go to, while it led Todd to a life of murder and the unleashing of the beast within him. The major difference between Todd Bowden and Andy Dufresne is their moral values. While Andy is in prison for being convicted of a crime he didn't commit, he keeps a calm approach to it all. "He had something that most of the other prisoners, myself included, seemed to lack. Call it a sense of equanimity, or a feeling of inner peace, maybe even a constant and unwavering faith that someday the

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