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The movie Shawshank Redemption written and directed by Frank Darabont is about Andy Dufresne Tim Robbins who in 1947 is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover However only Andy knows that he didnt commit the crimes Sent to Shawshank Prison to do hard time Andy a banker in the outside world has to learn to get by in the brutal cutthroat confines of prison life as he is subjected to vicious attacks from the guards and his fellow in-mates His quiet strength slowly earns the respect of his fellow inmates most notably Red Morgan Freeman and even much of the prison staff His previous experience as a banker also earns him favor with the guards and the warden as he begins to launder money for them all In return Andy is permitted special privileges which include working in the wardens office and building a library for the rest of the prison But Andys seemingly stoic acceptance of his unjust imprisonment hides a fierce determination for freedom especially after his innocence is proven seventeen years later Eventually after serving nineteen years of his sentence the warden uncovers a series of events which leaves Shawshank sinking in scandal and Andy Dufresne nowhere to be found In relating this movie to some of the concepts of communication we can first start by defining interpersonal communication which is the type of communication that dominates in most of the movie Two people interacting together is what is known as interpersonal or dyadic communication According to Understanding Human Communication Eighth Edition by Ronald B Adler and George Rodman interpersonal communication occurs when people treat one another as unique individuals This is without regard of the context in which the interaction occurs or the number of people involved Interpersonal or Dyadic communication is depicted in this movie in several instances for example Andy and Red are in so many instances and
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