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Stephen King is pretty straightforward about this theme, especially toward the end of the story, where the word "hope" appears in literally every sentence: I hope Andy is down there.
I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. A bunch of different physical manifestations of hope also appear throughout the story.
It can be a bottle of beer, which, as Red puts it, "was still the best I ever had in my life"or it can be a well-funded library, where Andy "discovered a hunger for information on such snail hobbies as soap-carving, woodworking, sleight of hand, and card solitaire" It can even be the pile of money Andy leaves for Red in the hayfield, because, you know, money.
I opened the envelope and read the letter and then I put my head in my arms and cried. A physical object that conveys a strong feeling for whoever receives it.
The beer the prisoners get to drink up on the roof is a great example of this. The prisoners are toiling on the hot roof with tons of tar and a mean-spirited guard threatening to beat them if they go too slow.
They can take a little break, drink their beer, rest and feel good for a bit, just like free men doing hard work. The library does even more to give the prisoners hope than the beer. It helps "over two dozen guys who have used the books in here to help them pass their high school equivalency tests" and, more importantly, inspires many of the men to take up those "snail hobbies" Red mentions that help the cons pass the time more productively in the joint.
They carve soap, make birdhouses, and even just play new kinds of solitaire. The hobbies the men take up give them a sense of purpose, pride, and hope in creating something worthwhile.
The most telling symbol of hope in this story is probably the note that Andy leaves Red, the one that makes Red cry. Each one of those symbols is different, but they all have similar effects on the characters in the story.
Hope springs eternaland the symbols here demonstrate that they can pop up just about anywhere.The Shawshank Redemption () is based on the Stephen King short story “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption.” The title comes from an event within the narrative -- Andy Dufresne (played by Tim Robbins in the film) memorably places a Rita Hayworth poster in his jail cell.
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We are introduced to Andy du Frense, Red Redding and their fellow prison inmates. The Shawshank Redemption is a American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank ashio-midori.com tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence.
The Shawshank Redemption () is based on the Stephen King short story “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption.” The title comes from an event within the narrative -- Andy Dufresne (played by Tim Robbins in the film) memorably places a Rita Hayworth poster in his jail cell.
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption is a novella by Stephen King from his collection Different Seasons, subtitled Hope Springs Eternal. It is loosely based on the Leo Tolstoy short story "God Sees the Truth, But Waits". It was adapted for the screen in as The Shawshank Redemption.