Presentation on theme: "“The Shawshank Redemption”"— Presentation transcript:
1“The Shawshank Redemption” a short story by Stephen King “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”, Different Seasonsdescribing prison life in the 1940s, 50s and 1960s
2“The Shawshank Redemption” a short story by Stephen King “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”, Different Seasonsdescribing prison life in the 1940s, 50s and 1960sAndy DufresneRed (narrator)BrooksHaywoodTommy WilliamsWarden Samuel NortonCaptain of the Guards Byron Hadley
3The Shawshank Redemption Andy DufresneRedBrooksHaywoodTommy WilliamsWarden Samuel NortonCaptain of the Guards Byron Hadley
4Shawshank paperSelect two scenes from the movie and connect them to Biblical scenes and include a quote from the Bible for each exampleYour 3rd paragraph should be a powerful conclusion about the shawshank redemption and its message!!Due: next class or me!!
5Andy Dufresne/Randall Stevens: Christ Figure, represents the human and divine natures of Jesus,Andy was an innocent man living among the guilty, similar to Jesus associating with sinners. God became human and one of us so that he could reach, preach, teach.teacher, understanding, uses reasoning to help his fellow prisoners by becoming one of themSuffered, was misunderstood, wrongly accused, beaten and tortured
6salvation “Remember salvation lies within” Within the Bible, Andy hides his rock hammerIn the book of EXODUSThe Grande Exit or “the great escape” of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt with their powerful leader MOSES
7Red:as John the Baptist, Red was the original leader of the prison but allows Andy to take over out of respect and admiration for Andy's intelligence and wisdom.Similar to John the Baptist Jn 3:30as Peter, Andy wants to give Red the tools to meet him and help him with his project.Similar to Jesus when he asks Peter to "follow me" Jn 21
8RED: finally granted parole… WHY?? First and second times he said he was totally rehabilitated, claimed innocenceWhen you do what you’ve always done; you’ll get what you’ve always got!!!Now he admits guilt and regret
9The CharactersBrooks: MT 27 Judas commits suicide by hanging himself and giving up on hope and life which are so precious to Andy.Haywood: ?Tommy Williams: a Martyr willing to testify to the truth and dies for it
10The CharactersWarden Samuel Norton and Captain of the Guards Byron HadleyReligious Authorities and the Roman Government (Pontius Pilate) Mt 27They represent corruption and greed, and the abuse of power Remember, greed is the root of all evil!!
11FEAR CAN HOLD YOU PRISONER; ONLY HOPE CAN SET YOU FREE!! THE MESSAGEFEAR CAN HOLD YOU PRISONER;ONLY HOPE CAN SET YOU FREE!!
12THE MOVIE QUOTES“I believe in two things; discipline and the Bible. Here you will receive both. Put your trust in the Lord, your ass belongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank.”“Bull queers take by force, it is all they do and all they know”“They are not homosexual; you have to be human first; AND they don’t qualify”
13THE BIBLICAL QUOTES MK 13: 35 “Watch, therefore; you do not know when the master of the house cometh,”JN 8: 12"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."“Remember……. “Salvation lies within”“Lord! It's a miracle! Man up and vanished like a fart in the wind”
14Andy’s Quotes “I am a rock hound” There’s something inside that they can’t touch; it’s YOURS………HOPE“O Red I thought you had a little more FAITH in me than that!!”“On the outside I was an honest man; I had to come to prison to become a crook”“I don’t work with losers… if we are going to do this, you need to give 100% nothing half assedmotivation motivationDiscipleship!!!!!
15Red’s Quotes “Only guilty man in Shawshank” “I have no idea what those 2 Italian ladies were singing about, but I’d like to think it was so beautiful it can’t be expressed in words and makes your heart ache because of it.”“Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.”“Andy built a library”
16More of Red’s Quotes“He's just institutionalized...The man's been in here fifty years, Heywood, fifty years. This is all he knows. In here, he's an important man, he's an educated man. Outside he's nothin' - just a used-up con with arthritis in both hands. Probably couldn't get a library card if he tried...these walls are funny. First you hate 'em, then you get used to 'em. Enough time passes, it gets so you depend on 'em. That's 'institutionalized'...They send you here for life and that's exactly what they take, the part that counts anyway.~CRIME AND CONSEQUENCES
17And more RED“I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I'd like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can't be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free.”
18ANDY AND REDAndy Dufresne: That's the beauty of music. They can't get that from you... Haven't you ever felt that way about music? Red: I played a mean harmonica as a younger man. Lost interest in it though. Didn't make much sense in here. Andy Dufresne: Here's where it makes the most sense. You need it so you don't forget. Red: Forget? Andy Dufresne: Forget that... there are places in this world that aren't made out of stone. That there's something inside... that they can't get to, that they can't touch. That's yours. Red: What're you talking about? Andy Dufresne: Hope.
19ANDY AND RED“Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”“I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. 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. I hope.”
20RED“Not long after the warden deprived us of his company, I got a postcard in the mail. It was blank, but the postmark said Fort Hancock, Texas. Fort Hancock... right on the border. That's where Andy crossed. When I picture him heading south in his own car with the top down, it always makes me laugh. Andy Dufresne... who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side. Andy Dufresne... headed for the Pacific.”
21ANDY AND REDAndy Dufresne: 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? Red: Zihuatanejo. Andy Dufresne: 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.
22The Symbolism of the Shawshank Redemption The mini postersthe big posterthe librarythe opera musicthe rocksthe sewage pipethe prison cellthe storm and rainthe fishing boatthe reunion!!
23The Symbolism of the Shawshank Redemption The mini posters: serve as a distraction…. For the big posterthe big poster: represents the dream, visualizing his freedomthe library: Old Testament and New Testament representing the old and new Covenants (MT is the BRIDGE)the opera music: MT 5 The Sermon on the Mount the Beatitudes (THE MESSAGE OF HOPE TO THE HOPELESS)the rocks: Peter Mt 16the sewage pipe: Mt 27: Jesus carrying the cross to the crucifixionThe prison cell: Mt 28: the empty tombthe storm and rain; as Andy stands in the rain he outstretches his arms Baptism, new lifethe fishing boat: MT 4: calling of the first disciples, fishermenthe reunion: along the seashore!! Fishing anyone???
24The Connections to The Gospel of Matthew The Genealogy and Infancy NarrativesThe Temptation NarrativeThe Sermon on the MountThe 10 Commandments and The BeatitudesThe Judgment of the Nations
25THE LESSONS LEARNED VIRTUES FAITH, HOPE, LOVE THE GIFT AND VALUE OF TRUE LOYAL FRIENDSHIPAndy continuously writes letters; digs through a tunnel over years and accomplishes his goalsPersistence pays off!!!