Essay about Year of Birth Missing and Free Men

Submitted By deathjam40
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7:00 the starting scene of Character “red” where Red has done 20 years of a life sentence and feels like he is rehabilitated and states that he is no longer a danger to society. He gets rejected. His friends ask him how it went and he tells them “same old shit, different day” and his friend says; “im up for rejection next week” implying that no one can ever leave, once your in, your in, your never going back out.

13:20: Mr Norton the warden introduces himself and Mr Hadley the captain of the guards, and places some ground rules, the first rule, “No blasphemy, I’ll not have the lords name taken in vain in my prison, the other rules, you’ll figure out as you go along, any questions?” A prisoner then asks “when do we eat” and then Mr Hadley goes and hits him with a baton. Norton then says I believe in two things, discipline and the bible. Here you will receive me now.

18:10 Mr Hadley beats up the fat man (because he was crying) with a baton until his unconscious. Shows dominance and oppression

38:00 “We sat and drank with the sun on our shoulders and felt like free men, hell we could have been tarring the roof of one of our own houses, we were the lords of all creation” Red says they all feel like free men just because of what Andy did, to either make new acquaintances or to get on the guards good side by helping the guard.

44:30 Andy purposely gets Bogs to attack and beat him up, when bogs leaves the hole after a week, Mr Hadley beats him till he cannot walk ever again. It was all planned out. “Taking advantage of power”, Corruption etc.

58:13 Brookes puts a knife to Heywood’s neck and wants to kill him, he has been at Shawshank for 50 years and does not want to leave as his parole has finished
His just institutionalized. This is all he knows, in here, is an important man, an educated man. Outside he is nothing. “These walls are funny, first you hate them, then you get used to them, enough time passes, you get so you you depend on them”. They send you here for life, that’s exactly what they take.

1:00:47, when brooke is in his suit and he talks to jake (the crow) that his been taking care of all these years and says that he can not take care of jake anymore and says “your free now”

1:02:00 Brooke is free man, and his outside and sends a letter to his fellow inmates. “I can’t believe how fast things move on the outside, I saw an automobile one when I was a kid, but now they’re everywhere. The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry”

1:03:36 Brooke says that he always wakes up with nightmares and can not sleep, the government had given him a home and a job at a food way store packing groceries and notices that the manager does not like him. He states “Maybe I should get a gun and rob the food-way so they’d send me home” I could shoot the manager while im at it like a bonus. I guess I’m too old for that sort of nonsense anymore”

1:04:24 Brooke is tired of living and decides to hang himself.

1:10:00 – Andy plays the record of two