Hope is a good thing

“Hope Is A Good Thing” – Bio

The Shawshank Redemption
Released 1994
American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, and adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.

“Hope Is A Good Thing” – Shawshank Redemption

Chicago Sun-Times film reviewer Roger Ebert argued that The Shawshank Redemption is an allegory for maintaining one’s feeling of self-worth when placed in a hopeless position.

Andy Dufresne’s integrity is an important theme in the story line, especially in prison, where integrity is lacking.

Isaac M. Morehouse suggests that the film provides a great illustration of how characters can be free, even in prison, or unfree, even in freedom, based on their outlooks on life.

“Hope Is A Good Thing” – Shawshank Redemption – Letter


Dear Red,

If you’re reading this, you’ve gotten out. And if you’ve come this far, maybe you’re willing to come a little further. You remember the name of the town, don’t you? I could use a good man to help me get my project on wheels. I’ll keep an eye out for you and the chessboard ready. Remember, Red. Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. I will be hoping that this letter finds you, and finds you well.

Your friend, Andy

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