THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
The Shawshank redemption which relies heavily on great storytelling is a hybrid film that encompasses both crime and drama was directed by Frank Darabont. The film which was adapted from Stephen king novella “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” takes the audience on a trip of gloom and optimism (Shawshank Redemption, 1994). In the film, the main character Andy Dufresne is wrongfully accused of killing his wife and her lover and he is sentenced to serve two consecutive life sentences (Maslin, 1994). The film covers difficult time Andy experiences at the prison and the eventual relationship between him and an inmate named Ellis “Red” Redding. The film revolves around Red who landed in Shawshank prison at the age of 19 and serves as the narrator throughout.
Red`s narration helps in identifying with the prisoners (Shawshank Redemption, 1994). This unique narration reveals some common traits shared among the characters produces