The film “The Shawshank Redemption” directed by Frank Darabont is set in Maine. This film is about a young successful banker named Andy Dufresne who is wrongfully convicted of killing his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a double life in prison. Andy ends up becoming an inmate in Shawshank prison where he learns about the unpleasantness and brutality of prison life. Andy holds on to his dreams and his hope and along the way he befriends a couple of his fellow inmates, and one of them was a black market salesmen who has been in prison for a long time called Red. After a few years Andy finds a way to live out his sentence with as much ease as he possibly can by offering his banking knowledge and expertise to the guards and to the warden at Shawshank prison.
In this film the character Andy Dufresne goes into prison and gets broken down and has his ambitions brutally beaten out of him, but when he hits rock bottom he finally starts to regain his resilience and his hope. This idea of hope and resilience was showed throughout the film and it shows us that being resilient and holding onto your hope is a vital part of day to day prison life. An example of hope and resilience being showed in the film is when Andy asks Red for a stone hammer, Red tells him that it would take a man six hundred years to tunnel a hole through those walls, but when Andy tries to carve his name into the wall he realises that the walls are made of a weak stone. When Andy escapes from Shawshank,