Film Analysis: Shawshank Redemption

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He earned a life sentence at the Shawshank Prison. Red also remembers the arrival of an inmate named Andy Dufresne, Andy was sent to Shawshank for life for the cold-blooded murder of his wife, Linda, and her lover. Despite the evidence placing him at the scene of the crime on the night of the murders, Andy has always maintained his innocence, which Red eventually believes him also. Andy has some difficulty adjusting to prison life. Despite these hardships, however, Andy never complains or loses his confidence. Soon after arriving at Shawshank, Andy approaches Red and asks him to procure a rock hammer because he’s interested in rock collecting and carving. After a while, he also pays Red to smuggle in some polishing cloths. After a few years, Red and Andy both find themselves on a work crew, tarring the roof of the prison’s license plate factory. Andy overhears a prison guard complaining to the other guards about the taxes he’ll have to pay on the $35,000 he just inherited from his long-lost brother. Andy offers some financial advice by telling him to give the money to his wife as a one-time tax-free gift. Andy even offers to fill out the paperwork for the guard in exchange for giving three beers to each prisoner on the work crew. Andy becomes a valuable financial resource to…