Shawshank Redemption Movie Questions

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The Shawshank Redemption: Movie Questions 1. A degradation ceremony is a ceremony in which people are stripped of their personal identities and thrown into a brand new situation; something that they have not experienced before. An example of this from the movie was when the men first arrived at Shawshank Prison at the beginning of the movie. As they were walking in, they were surrounded by the “experienced” convicts and teased. They were then stripped naked, covered in powder to make sure they did not have lice, and then forced to walk throughout the prison with everyone staring at them. No one should have to go through this, the act was humiliating enough. This degradation ceremony was like a welcoming to the new convicted felons, and …show more content…

You could see the glimmer of hope on all of the inmates’ faces when they heard the music playing. Andy granted his fellow inmates a little piece of humanity, even if it was for a short period of time. 6. An informal sanction occurs when Gil is asked to speak with the warden outside the walls about Andy’s innocence, and is shot for “attempted” escape. A formal sanction occurs when Andy is playing an Italian opera record over the intercom, locking an officer and himself in the

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