Examples Of Ethics In Shawshank Redemption

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Parshwa Shah (1641068)
Vaibhav Shah
05 September 2017
The Shawshank Redemption
In the movie The Shawshank Redemption the experiences of a formerly successful banker as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a crime he did not commited. Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sent to Shawshank prison for the murder of his wife and her secret lover.
Ethical Dilemma
Should Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) escape the prison?
Scene’s Description
Andy (Tim Robbins) first smuggled a rock hammer from Red 19 years ago and took a bible and he had hidden the rock hammer inside it. He used to carve it the whole night and get the small pieces of rock in his clothes and throws it off in the Exercise yard. He used to put a big …show more content…

The warden of Shawshank Prison eventually establishes a system where he uses the prisoners for free labor on construction projects where they can underbid any local contractor. Enough money can be skimmed off the top to make the warden a very rich man. He uses Andy to turn a profit and set up accounts to launder money into. Eventually a new inmate comes to Shawshank that can prove Andy is an innocent man. In order to protect his laundering scheme, the warden refuses to give Andy a fair trial and instead punishes him in the most confined area in the prison known as “the hole.” The new inmate is asked to meet the warden outside of the prison to discuss if he would be willing to testify that what he said was true, when he says yes, he is assassinated on the spot. Andy then refuses to run any of the warden’s schemes, but by doing so the warden says he will serve the hardest time there is and spend more time in “the hole” than in his normal cell. So due to his greed of money and to successfully launder money and maintain his accounts a secret Warden Nordan didn’t wanted Andy to get himself for a free trial and prove his innocence in the court for the crime which he never

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