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Shawshank Redemption The main character Andy is an accountant who was convicted of murdering his own wife He is taken out of a life in which he is comfortable and placed in an environment that is completely foreign to him The of other prisoners lifestyles are not similar to his own Andy is educated and probably has never had any other crimes other than parking violations The challenges that Andy faces throughout the course of this movie will forever transform his life The first challenge Andy faces is attempting to identify a group in which he can identify with When he first reaches the prison as with all new inmates he is sexually assaulted He constantly resists sexually advances by other inmates While facing other ordeals he hopes to find a group of people he can identify with Andy uses his vast financial knowledge to help a prison guard keep a tax free 35000 left to him by his brother His only request is that the prison guard gives all the prisoners three beers each Andy then makes his friends for the duration of his stay at Shawshank Prison The next challenge that Andy faces is keeping the one thing that he holds dear hope The hope that he would one day live as free man once again Andys best friend is a man named Red Red was convicted of murder during a robbery at an age of 18 and was sentenced to life He has had multiple parole board hearings and each of them were denied Red has lost all hope of living one day as a free man again Andy keeps himself busy by transforming the prison into a more comfortable environment but he is never completely assimilated into prison life Andy has a hobby of playing chess in which he carves the pieces with random rocks found in the courtyard In addition Andy has gained the attention of the
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