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How The Shawshank Redemption Humanizes Prisoners



On a narrative level The Shawshank Redemption is a movie about the power of hope in the face of extraordinary hardship. But underpinning Andy Dufresne’s story we also find a blistering critique of the prison system and criminal justice policy in the United States.

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Tags: feminism / social issues, film, morgan freeman, race / racism
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