Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption Analysis

1442 Words6 Pages
Stephen King’s novella and movie “Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption” accompanies an immaculate middle-aged man and his journey to live life to the fullest –with his calm nature and lucrative knowledge he attempts to become an adrenaline seeker while also trying to escape from the harsh reality. This was Andy’s way of releasing pressure just like how a pressure cooker as stated in the book needs to relieve itself before it explodes. His hardships in life have created so much tension that Andy would go to such drastic lengths in finding a way to escape his mundane, nine to five job as a banker. In addition, the stress that Andy built up would most likely be from his journey towards the position of vice-president and all the responsibilities that come with it. The breaking point was when he discovered that his wife Linda was having an affair with Glenn Quentin, a pro golf player, sending him to find a way to be liberated from this tragedy. After being found guilty by the court, Andy will be sent to the Shawshank prison where his true talents will emerge. Although the prison allows many things to pass under their nose, the incessant berating and threat the guards pose on the prisoners will eventually wear them out like how rocks turn into sand due to erosion; moreover, rocks were formed due to pressure from the Earth creating layers of dirt on top of each other until the bits and pieces of Earth form hard rock. Andy is the only one who can supply this change, throughout
Get Access