Wednesday, 28 January 2009
The Shawshank Redemption: Hope
The Shawshank Redemption is easily one of my favourite films. The themes are almost universal, at least for people who find themselves in circumstances they are not happy with. It is a film that indicates how human beings can find vast reserves of strength through music, literature etc. What makes the film more than just a positive thinking guide, is the way it covers how people get lost. People who let hope live in their hearts can also experience greater pain. There is a hard lesson here- if one is to find a way out, this also requires great courage.