The Shawshank Redemption By Frank Darabont

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This paper discusses “The Shawshank Redemption,” a 1994 American movie written and directed by Frank Darabont, and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. The movie was chosen because it tells that vision, strong values and obligation are key factors of personal and organizational success. The movie tells the story of Andy is a successful banker whose life changes radically when he is sentenced and punished to life custody for the murder of his wife and her lover. Indeed, The Shawshank Redemption inspects a chain of conflicts: guilt and innocence, cruelty and charity, freedom and imprisonment.
The characters of the movie:
Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, the storyteller, a convicted murderer serving a life judgement. Red is a key figure inside prison, a lifeline to the outside world who can smuggle almost anything into the prison for a price. Red is a transactional leader. Andy Dufresne, is a banker erroneously imprisoned for the killing of his wife. He is the main character and the hero of the movie. He is a transformational leader, intelligent, influential, and inspirational to the group of prisoners. He embodies the story’s strongest theme: Hope. Samuel Norton, one of the custodians. Norton that forces prisoners to work on chain gains to repair roads and public buildings. Even though he claims to be a sincere Baptist, he takes bribes from local construction. He uses Andy’s financial proficiency to hide his illegal earnings and therefore refuses to help Andy win a…
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