Shawshank Redemption Friendship And Injustice Theme

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Title: Shawshank Redemption. Director: Frank Darabont. Shawshank Redemption directed by Frank Darabont is a drama film about Andy Dufresne, a banker who is convicted of murdering his own wife and her secret lover. Andy is then sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison when in fact, he is innocent. The theme of friendship and injustice is exposed throughout this film The theme of injustice is shown throughout this quote in the film “If he had cried on the witness stand, or if his voice had thickened and grown hesitant, even if he had gotten yelling at the Washington bound District Attorney, I don’t believe he would have gotten the life sentence he wound up with.” This quotes shows the jury is reacting to Andy’s personality rather than the facts of the case. Maybe if Andy’s attitude were different and if he’d declared his own innocence the judge may have contemplated the decision about the life sentence. “In all my years at Shawshank, there have been less than ten men whom I believed when they told me they were innocent. Andy Dufresne was one of them.” Said King, one of Dufresne’s inmates. This shows Andy is a good man and wouldn’t kill anyone. I think Andy needed to fight his innocence and try harder to prove he should be a free man…show more content…
Red taught Andy the ways around prison which bought their friendship together as they both began to respect one another. “It was an envelope, carefully wrapped in a plastic bag to keep away the damp. My name was written across the front in Andy’s clear script.” When Red was released from prison, Andy was still in prison but had left an envelope with important things to get Red by since he got out. This shows how strong their friendship is and they’d do anything for each other. I feel Andy may not have coped in prison without Red during the beginning of the film, that is why their friendship is

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