Oct 18, 2020

The Shawshank Redemption

by Arpit

Some movies are considered to be masterpieces. "The Shawshank Redemption" is one of them. When you get stuck in some complexity, you surrender easily. You lose hope and don't want to speculate anymore. Dreams remain dreams, and you fall under the category of mediocre. This movie will make you realize the importance of hope. No matter what the circumstances are, hope for a better tomorrow. Happiness is an outcome of your thinking process. Have some dreams and keep flying high no matter how many times you fall.

The whole story revolves around two prisoners, Andy and Red. It commences with Andy Dufresne, who is found guilty of the murder of his wife and her lover. It leads him to life imprisonment. The life of the prisoners, their emotions towards each other is shown superbly. The whole story is far away from negativity despite the showcase of the prison life. Andy's friendship with Red and his tranquillity might look a little strange. Red is the narrator of the film. He is smart, friendly and knows how to get things done in prison.

The best scene of the movie is the climax, which is unforgettable. It also showcases the life of prisoners after the release from the prison. People who get out of prison after prolonged isolation, face the outside world very peculiarly. It becomes unfeasible to think of freedom in the busy outside world. Red also experiences the same and comes close to committing suicide. The dialogue "Get busy living, or get busy dying" is what keeps Red away from committing suicide.

man sitting alone

Is Andy a criminal? If not then who murdered his wife and her lover. What is the next step that Andy took? To know more about Andy, watch the movie. I will recommend this movie to those who give up on their dreams easily and lose hope when life throws challenges upon you.


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