Ellis Redding Transformation

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Some individuals however, are shaped by those around them who enrich the lives of others in their attempts to live life to its fullest. A definite example of this is Ellis “Red” Redding—a murderer sentenced to life at Shawshank, and a man who would become the lifelong friend of Andy Dufresne. He proves to be a very insightful and bright individual—but was plagued both by his past actions—and his institutionalization. Much like Brooks Hatlen, Redding spent the majority of his years within the walls of Shawshank. And like every other other prisoner, Redding was subject to the various humiliations and degradation of prison life, and the spirit breaking numbness of a life thrown away. At the beginning of the movie, he is shown to be nearly completely

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