Shawshank Redemption book review
This story is narrated by Red, who is an inmate of the main character, Andy Dufresne. People who are sentenced to life imprisonment will be sent to Shawshank Prison. Red has been living there for a long time. Hence, he knows about the rules in the prison clearly and can offer inmates all kinds of gadgets. Andy is a young and successful banker outside the prison. His life is changed since he is convicted for the murder of his wife and her lover wrongly. However, even in the prison, he keeps his optimism and never loses his hope. Finally, he uses a small hammer to dig a way through the wall in his cell and escapes. Although the characters in this fiction may be incredible, their experiences could happen in real life. In fact, Andy is a lucky man. If the hole in the wall is seen by the corrupted warden, he won’t have chance to escape.
In this story, I appreciate Andy so much. In some parts, we are similar. We are both good at logical thinking. We both believe that there is a hope in the near future. However, he is calmer and more determined than me.
This book is one of my favourite books. I especially like the part when the warden finds that Andy has already escaped. I feel extremely sad when innocent Andy is caught by the police. If I can change the ending, I won’t release Red. This little change will make the difference between a man with hope and a man without hope more apparent.
I would like to recommend this book to other people who are always hesitating. The book will help them understand the gist of life which is “Remember that hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”