Shawshank, Redemption, 1994). At his 40 year parole, Red

Shawshank, a movie set to depict the life of prison system 1940s New England. The film places the audience on the persona of the two main protagonists Red and Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne. The latter, Andy Dufresne who is wrongfully convicted for two life sentences at Shawshank is the main character in the film. The audience is swept by the pain, struggles and challenges Andy and Red are going through for their eighteen plus years in prison, and finally one escapes from prison, and the other is granted the long-awaited parole. Red always used a stereotype speech at the parole meetings: “I learned my lesson. I can honestly say that I’m a changed man. I’m no longer a danger to society. That’s God’s honest truth” ( The Shawshank Redemption, 1994). At his 40 year parole, Red starts to speak sincerely. He realised, that all those 30 years he never tried to be himself in front of the parole board. He spoke his truth and that is what the parole board wanted to hear. Our lives nowadays are similar, when we go for interview for a new job, we use cliche words to get the job. But the employer wants to hear candidate’s unique answers, his ability to answer spontaneous questions. Same as parole board, the employer want’s to know that this candidate is a good fit for the job. So that’s what Red did, he gave a sincere speech, which granted him parole. The final scenes portray a happy ending which allows the audiences to have some of the joy towards the protagonist. The Shawshank movie, which is directed by Frank Darabont, is a story of giving hope, much of the activities and events revolve around challenges that any individual can identify with when watching the movie. Meaning that the director and cast of the film are in the quest to elaborate on the audience; in spite of any challenges a person may go through in life he or she can have hope that everything is going to turn out well (King & Frank, nd). The prison represents a perfect contrast of a challenging or horrible situation one may find himself in, the prison which is depicted as a maximum security center of the mid-1940s is used as a tool to bring ‘chaos’ or ‘trouble’ to the prisoners.

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