Who did The Shawshank Redemption really redeem?


The Shawshank Redemption can be so glorious because it shows us the distortion of human nature under the prison system; the warmth and friendship that are never absent; the unyieldingness under the tragic fate; and the pursuit of hope and freedom. These undoubtedly hit the depths of people’s souls, bringing them hope and courage to continue to move forward in dark times.

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The Shawshank Redemption

Institutionalised human nature is so ugly    

In The Shawshank Redemption no one but Andy ever escapes institutionalisation. So what is institutionalisation? It’s funny how the walls of a prison are like that. When you’re first in prison, you hate the walls around you; slowly you get used to living in them; and eventually you find yourself having to rely on them to survive, and that’s what institutionalisation is all about.

The Shawshank Redemption institutionalisation made him and destroyed him Librarian Brookard is released on parole, walking alone on the streets, Brookard laments how fast the world is changing, ” When I was a kid I only saw one car, now it’s all over the streets”.

As Reed says, Brookard is just a useless prisoner with arthritis when he gets out. Perhaps for Brookhead, dying of old age at Shawshank might be the best salvation. Institutionalised and battered, Brookhead chooses to take his own life. The only thing he left us was the engraving of the room where Brookhead came to die.

Institutionalisation confined him for thirty years final formatting prison department store Reed, thirty years of prison life has long since made Reed can not quit that kind of being formatted lifestyle.

Reed paroled, in the supermarket to help customers packing, everything seems normal, but Reed every time to go to the toilet have to report to the boss, otherwise Reed can not pee a drop. Reed had long ago become accustomed to the days when he had to report everything. Obviously, Reed hadn’t escaped being institutionalised either.

The Shawshank Redemption

Institutionalisation made him well aware of the people he had to deal with and Shawshank Prison Maximum Norton was no exception. Using regulatory policies to launder unlimited money and suppress prisoners.

Kindness and friendship will not be absent in prison

Is The Shawshank Redemption still one-sidedly asserting that all the people in prison are bad people? Shawshank’s prison showed me that the worst people in prison may not be inmates. At Shawshank life was also once revered and respected

Andy’s worm in his first meal at Shawshank gives us a glimpse of the injured bird in Librarian Brookard’s pocket.

It was Jack, the injured bird that Brookard had picked up, and Brookard said he would take care of Jack until he recovered. I saw a grandfather’s gentle smile that is the reverence for life, prison is not just all cold-blooded and ruthless, there will also be peace of mind and kindness.

In Shawshank also had an enviable friendship Reed is Andy’s first friend in Shawshank Prison. Reed and Andy befriended, Reed reminded Andy to be wary of the Sisterhood, and perhaps that’s when they grew familiar.

Andy was as much a part of the prison as a carefree stroll through the park, as if he wore an invisible jacket that shielded him from the strife of the prison. Andy, whose every move was different from the people here, seemed to become friendly in Reed’s eyes.

The Shawshank Redemption

Reed and Andy become acquainted and Reed gives Andy a poster. Reed used to play the harmonica, and Andy secretly bought the harmonica and gave it to Reed, hoping that Reed would pursue his former hobby.

It wasn’t just a harmonica, it was freedom in Andy’s mouth. Just like that saying, the world of love food and music is beyond the existence of everything, in Andy’s heart, Reed’s harmonica blowing out of the music can be more beyond everything. Shawshank will also have such a sympathetic group of people

Wherever Andy is, there is hope and light

Andy finally became a magical being. Even though Andy has been gone for a long time, his story still amazes everyone. Because where Andy is there is hope and light.

Andy found his value in prison, helping people in prison with various financial issues and helping many of them get their high school diplomas. Everyone in prison tried not to let themselves be idle, some collected stamps, some built houses with matches, and Andy, Andy built a library.

The Shawshank Redemption in which Andy continues to write a letter a week for six years from 1957, finally getting a stingy government grant. So Andy decided to write twice a week and the library was eventually expanded.

The Shawshank Redemption

Andy used his persistence to make what everyone thought was impossible possible. Gradually, Andy became a popular figure in everyone’s eyes. Undoubtedly, in everyone’s eyes, Andy lived a very successful and wonderful life.

The Shawshank Redemption: Andy Stole Freedom

Andy stole a brief moment of freedom for Shawshank. The music from the speakers made Shawshank feel something, something that could not be expressed in words, something so beautiful that it hurt, a song that went straight up to the clouds and floated higher and farther beyond the grey dreams of the disillusioned prisoner.

It was like a beautiful bird flying into our cell, disintegrating the cold, high walls, and just for a brief moment, everyone at Shawshank felt free.

Either they were busy living or they were busy dying

After confinement, Andy and Reed talked about going to Chihuataneo, Mexico, a place with no memories but warmth. A small hotel with a couple of fishing boats and a daily fishing trip. Andy’s request is not excessive, simple and pure. Andy told Reed to look for one thing when he got out of prison, a black volcanic glass stone under the big oak tree in Buxton.

That night, Andy dropped Norton’s material, put on new leather shoes, opened the secret tunnel dug 19 years after the poster, and crawled through a sewer full of filth that was five football fields away.

There’s a monologue in The Shawshank Redemption film that I think is superb, wash away the sin and be reborn on the other side. There is a bird that should not be caged, for every one of its feathers is stained with the light of freedom.

The Shawshank Redemption

This is the scene that we find most liberating. Because we see that we, who are crushed by the reality, after the storm, we all welcome our own hotel fishing boat and the real life that we dream of. At the end of the story, Reed is paroled and finds a letter and fare that Andy left for Reed under the camphor tree.

The Shawshank Redemption letter states that hope is good, perhaps the best thing on earth, and that good things never die. Reed finally meets up with Andy in that unmemorable but warm place.

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