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The Film Shawshank Redemption By Frank Darabont Essay

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In the Film Shawshank Redemption (1994) directed by Frank Darabont, Andy was wrongfully convicted of killing his wife and is shipped off to Shawshank prison. The prison is run by Warden Norton who is a corrupt leader. When Andy first arrives at the prison he is very timid and shy. As the film progresses, Andy breaks out of his shell and starts building relationships with Red and the other prisoners. Throughout the film we learn that Andy is an ex banker who Norton enlist to help him with his taxes and balancing the books. Soon enough Andy realizes that Norton was laundering money. The movie displays many of the concepts that we have learned throughout Organizational Behavior textbook written by Cohen Et Al. Throughout the paper I will be talking about how Shawshank Redemption relates to the concepts we have learned in the textbook specifically in chapter 8 and 10.
Chapter eight of the Organizational Textbook talks about personal systems. In Shawshank each character had their own “personal systems” (Cohen Et Al pg. 172). (Appendix A) Andy had strong values. He believed in building strong relationships and was very generous towards the other prisoners. One example of this is when Andy decided to help some prisoners get there high school diploma / GED ( Darabot, 1994). Andy had a strong belief for education and thought it was important for his fellow prisoners to have an equal chance of getting there diploma. He also believed in bettering the Shawshank library. In the movie
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