True Redemption: The Shawshank Redemption Essay

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Did you ever sit down and think to yourself: What movie should I watch? The answer is The Shawshank Redemption. The story was written by Stephen King, and then Frank Darabont wrote the screenplay and directed the movie. The legendary Morgan Freeman plays Red, and Tim Robbins plays Andy Dufresne. They did an amazing job playing the role that they were supposed to. In this movie, you will be able to see how much of an impact one person can make. How one person showed an inmate that no one should let the prison get to you. Andy Dufresne proved to Red that even in prison you should have hope and dreams for a better future, that way you don’t forget who you are, who you were. Bars slide open and a door opens for Red. He walks into the room…show more content…
Andy needed something, and he heard of a man that can get things. He needed a rock hammer, and he knew that he would be able to get one from Red, so that’s who he went to talk to. “It wasn’t until a month went by that he finally opened up his mouth to say more than two words to somebody. As it turned out, that somebody was me” (The Shawshank Redemption). Andy is the kind of man that needs to do something with his life. Sitting in jail is constricting him because there isn’t anything that he can do there to be able to enjoy life. This is the reason why Andy requested a rock hammer from Red. Andy needed something that he could grasp onto from his last life so that he wouldn’t forget who he is. One day while Red and Andy and a few other inmates were tarring the roof, Andy overheard the captain of the prison guards talking about some financial problems. Andy lets him know that he is able to help, and for payment, asks for three cold beers for each of the workers working on the roof. “We sat and drank with the sun on our shoulders and felt like free men. Hell, we could have been tarring the roof of one of our own houses. We were the Lords of all Creation. As for Andy, he spent that break hunkered in the shade, a strange little smile on his face, watching us drink his beer...You could argue he'd done it to curry favor with the guards, or maybe make a few friends among us cons. Me, I think he did it just to feel normal again, if only for
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