Since both the viewers and Red are oblivious of what Andy is thinking, the viewers get a clue about Andy via Red’s eyes. Red thinks that Andy intends to take his own life. The technique used here is such that the viewers are scheduled to think as Red does. They are meant to sail in the same belief boat that Red is planning to commit suicide. The story is structured in such a manner that makes the viewers develop care despite the fact that it revolves around criminal lives. In particular, the relationship between Andy Dufresne and Red illuminates great friendship, hope and most significantly redemption as indicated by the movie title. Andy confesses to Red about the crimes and wrongs he committed in the past and the price he had to pay for the crimes I prison. He proceeds to tell his friend about his dream of going to Mexico and establishing a charter boat business. Andy then escapes from the prison via a hole on the wall, which signifies his redemption. His hope never extinguishes. This is evident in scenes where he maintains hope about his innocence, receiving state funds someday to refurbish the dilapidated library, helping Tommy achieve his G.E.D and most notably, getting out of prison. The film features only one prison warden and Captain Hadley’s big roles at the prison serve to make the movie much more dramatic in the end. The character Andy symbolizes hope. He is an inspiration to both fellow inmates and guards. Through his achievements at the prison, handling the warden’s illegal money, he is given his own room, office and enjoys freedom by walking around the prison with no guards around him. This symbol of hope features throughout the movie, emphasizing about one of the main themes in the movie-hope.
Many of Frank Darabont’s films usually revolve around characters attempting to find remedies for their predicaments. Even though he also does movies best categorized as horror or thriller