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Andy Dufresnes Search for a Perfect World in the Shawshank Redemption Andy Dufresne Tim Robbins is a wrongly convicted lawyer serving time in the hell known as Shawshank Prison for the murder of his adulterous wife Andys life in prison starts off miserably He finds maggots in his food is regularly raped by the Sisters a group of prisoners who beat an rape other prisoners and is threatened an harassed by the prisons guards However as time goes on Andy slowly turns the hell he lives in into a livable if not perfect world He files the guards tax returns so that he saves the guards money in ways they could never have found In return the guards protect him for the sisters He even helps the warden of Shawshank to launder money The warden receives bribes in exchange for the free prison labor he offers to farmers and businesses around the state Andy also befriends the prisons one man black market a man known as Red Morgan Freeman and is able to purchase a few luxuries Through Red Andy buys a rock hammer which he uses to carve a chess set and posters of the decades most beautiful women as time goes on Rita Hayworth is replaced by Marilyn Monroe Andy though still has dreams of a truly perfect world one without walls or cells where he can be truly free This causes Andy to work every night at digging tunnel out of the prison and into the outside world Before Andy escapes he tells Red about a place to go to if he should ever get out of prison Then one night he escapes He then empties every account he built up while working for the warden After which he exposes the money laundering scheme going on inside the prison Finally Red gets parole and he joins Andy on a sunny beach in Mexico Andy has found his Utopia a place
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