Rita Hayworth And Shawshank Redemption By Stephen King: Literary Analysis

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Stephanie Palis 16 April 2015 Honors American Literature Mrs. Lowe Catchy Title “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.” **DEFINE PRISONS*** King explores the relationship of the character to his surroundings and reveals that each character must escape the prison that he is set in. **Insert prisons in the books** In Stephen King’s novel, ‘Salem’s Lot, and short story, “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption,” he uses societies in different settings to portray the idea that people are confined in their own prisons that they have created. These prisons can be created by family, by beliefs, or by coincidence. Stephen King certainly lives up to his quote of “we make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones” King has dominated horror stories for the last twenty years and with books and…show more content…
He is shipped off to Shawshank Prison. Coming off as snobbish, Andy is secluded by the other prisoners. Keeping to himself, he eventually befriends Red, who is the go to man for any item that a prisoner wants. From cigarettes to alcohol, Red can always find a way get it. Andy requests a rock chipping tool, an unusual request, to continue his love for geology in prison. Later, he asks for a large poster of Rita Hayworth. Red dismisses these requests as normal and goes on with his life. Andy becomes loved by everyone on behalf of his cost cutting skills and has created connections for himself in prison. People trust him, listen to him, and know not to mess with him. During role call one day, Andy is confirmed missing. Only when the warren went into his cell did he find a hole just large enough for a man that Andy had used to escape prison. Andy is able to escape south of the border and start a new life for

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