Essay about The Shawshank Redemption

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The Shawshank Redemption

Wrongfully accused and convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, banker Andy Dufresne arrived at Shawshank Prison in 1947 with a life sentence. On arriving at the prison gate with the other inmates, "Red" Redding bet his buddies that Andy would be the first of the new inmates to break that night. Andy would prove him wrong many times over the years. Although pleading innocent, he quickly adapts to prison life keeping himself quiet and reserved from the other inmates but prisoners and guards alike are soon to realise that Andy Dufresne is unlike any man to enter Shawshank before.

As he settles to Shawshank Andy begins to become friends with Red who is the first to
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This resulted to him becoming even more popular with the other inmates. He had managed to put a whole new meaning to Shawshank Prison.

When Andy disappeared from his cell one morning in 1966, no one had a clue as to what could have happened to him. Ripping back the poster of Raquel Welch, the Warden discovered the enormous hole Andy had managed to dig out with the tiny rock hammer; though it took nineteen years Andy had not given up hoping in escaping from the hell of prison life. His escape lead to chaos in Shawshank as nothing like this had ever happened before. Whilst Andy took off for a brand new life with a new identity back at the prison, guards were being arrested and the warden had no other choice but to end his life before the police arrived. With hundreds of thousands of dollars in his pocket, and starting a new life in Zihuatenejo, Mexico, Andy urged Red to join him by leaving a letter buried under a tree. Red would only receive this letter if he was out of prison and luckily after 40 years of attempting to be granted patrol he was finally accepted. Upon his unexpected release, Andy and Red were finally able to meet again but it was different than before, this time they were both free men.

The first sequence we get of Shawshank prison is a LS

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