True Redemption: The Shawshank Redemption

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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 holding his hat with his nervous hands. He stands there until one of the members of the parole board asks him to sit down, to which he promptly replies with a “Yes sir.” When asked whether he has been rehabilitated, Red answers with, “Oh yes sir. Absolutely sir. Mean I learned my lesson. I can honestly say that I am a changed man. And no longer a danger to society. That’s god’s honest truth” (The Shawshank Redemption). Red knows that the parole board wants to hear that the prisoner has been rehabilitated. So that is exactly what he says. He tells them that he has been rehabilitated and that he is no longer a danger to society. But that is not good enough for the judges, because they then stamp his paper with big red REJECTED stamp. So Red leaves and goes back to the prison yard. After seeing this, we start forming different questions like, “…will Red ever change? Ever be ready for parole?” (Johnson). These are important questions to ask, and the answer to them is yes. But he won’t be able to change ...

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...d thing, and that dreams do come true. But the most important thing that Andy showed Red was that he is still a person, and that he should not let the prison do whatever they want with him. It was Andy’s escape that finally made Red realize this. And because of this, he was finally able to be a free man.

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The Shawshank Redemption. Dir. Frank Darabont. By Frank Darabont. Perf. Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, and J. Whitmore. Columbia Pictures, 1994. Online.

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