English Composition 2
18 March 2016
Looking at Religion through
The Shawshank Redemption
In my research paper, I will be exploring and analyzing the idea of speaking against religion. I’m going to elaborate how many movies have stood up against religion like the short novel and film The Shawshank Redemption (Stephen, 1982) & (Darabont, 1994). Shawshank talks against religion as salvation; which is preservation from loss, harm, and ruin. The story of a banker convicted of a double homicide, Andy, maintains his innocence and finds a way of surviving 19 years of harsh prison life, who creates an unlikely bond/ friendship with a fellow convict Red. The Shawshank Redemption (Stephen, 1982) & (Darabont, 1994), a photo that is allowed to translate in a wide range of ways with respect to its story and its definitive topical message. One such elucidation would be to say that The Shawshank Redemption is an against religious film. Main characters, their relationships among each other, the prop work, and the deciding consequence of the film show, as I would like to think, that Shawshank talks against religion as salvation
Alexander, Steve. The Shawshank Redemption- Hope in a Grey Place. March 2006.
Web 21 March 2016.
Alexander’s article talks specifically about the Shawshank Redemption, he focuses on the message of hop not religion but he uses a line from Norton that really stood out to me and could support my argument. I analyzed the quote. In the film when Warden hands the Bible back to Andy after doing room searches he says “Salvation lies within.” This is an exemplary bungle of fundamentalism: Salvation is indistinguishably bound to the bible. What’s more, the bible is compared with what fundamentalist say the bible says- the bible and their education of the bible get to be synonymous. As a result their origination of salvation is unequivocally assonated with propositional, narrow minded...