Theme of Hope in Shawshank Redemption
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An important theme in Frank Darabont’s film The Shawshank Redemption is hope. The film demonstrates that hope is a good thing and shows the consequences in having and lacking hope. It is important that Darabont’s film showed the theme of hope as it us also important in our lives today because having or lacking in hope affects people personally, nationally and worldwide. In our everyday lives we are presented with cases of people having hope through our own or someone we knows personal experiences and on the news. In most cases, hope is portrayed in a positive light as it helps people get through tough situations. The film makes its viewers think about how having or lacking hope can effect out lives in reality and makes them conclude…show more content…
He managed to free himself after amputating his own arm. As a result of his hope Aron Ralstonsurvived. From learning about Aron’s and is experience, we see that in dangerous or life threatening situations hope is crucial and essential, as with hope comes the will to live. Therefore hope is a good thing to have in our lives as it can help save individuals.
An example of how hope can affect a nation is the Christchurch earthquakes in New Zealand. IN September 2010 Christchurch was struck by a strong earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale, leaving thousands of residents with injuries, without homes and hundreds of casualties. These people demonstrated hope, as although the region is still recovering and receiving numerous after shocks weekly, they still are remaining positive and hopeful. As a consequence of the people of Christchurch’s hope, people all around the world and New Zealand are wiling to give aid to e people affected by the earthquakes . Also because of Christchurch residents hope that the earthquakes will stop, the majority of them have chosen to stay in the region and help recover their city. With hope comes positivity. Although the people of Christchurch have been affected terribly by the earthquakes they are still positive because of their hope. This shows how hope can be a good and important thing for nations today to have.
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Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption Theme of Hope
At the end of the day, Shawshank is all about hope (which isn't quite the same thing as freedom.). Hope is what gets the prisoners in Shawshank through each day, many times as a direct result of Andy's warm demeanor and inspirational antics. Hope helps us look forward to the next day; it helps us find happiness. Hope is what drives Andy to try to gain his freedom; for him, freedom is the final product of decades of unwavering hope. It's hard for someone not to feel a little more hopeful in his or her life after reading this book. We're pretty sure that's exactly the effect King was going for.
Questions About Hope
- Why don't we ever learn whether or not Red reaches Andy in Mexico? What does that say about the nature of hope?
- What is it about a poster of a pretty girl that can give a prisoner so much hope? (Andy has an answer, but we want to hear you come up with some of your own.)
- How does Andy give Red hope throughout the story?
- Why does Warden Norton want to destroy Andy's hope? What will that do to Andy that bars and walls can't?
Chew on This
Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.
Andy escapes when he loses hope.
Andy's escape is an expression of hope, rather than a reaction to its loss.