Two of the well known movies that were the abolishinst movement in Amerrica were Glory and The Shawshank Redemption. On the surface, the movies the shawshank redemption and glory seem to be completely different. But, as the movies upfold, it is evident that both the prisoners of Shawshank and the soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts are in search of the same thing. For the prisoners of Shashank, normalcy is freedom. For the soldiers of the 54th, normalcy is equality. In the Shawshank Andy uses his influences to give prisoners of shawshank tastes of freedom.
The solodiers of the 54th strives to be normal, but before they can be normal, they must be equal. They wanted freedom too.
One point of intrest that shows Andy’s spirit is indeed unbreakable was when he offered Captain Hadley some financial advice on his recent inheritance. He tells captain Hadley that if he trusts his wife he can tell the I.R.S that he is giving the inhertance as a gift from Andy to his wife.
By doing this the money can not touched by the I.R.S, so Captain Hadley gains all the money without any tax taken out.
In return andy Dufresne( tim robbins) asked for beer for his ” Co-workers. His friend., Red simply states,” we sat and drank with the sun on our shoulders and felt like free men. Hell, we could have been tarring the roof of one of our own houses. We were the lords of all creation.
As for andy he spent that break hunkered in the shade, a strange little smile on his face, watching us drink his beer.” This quote shows how little things teh prisoners get can make them happy. Another example would be when he used the hammer to escape from prison. It started when he asked Red to get him a rok hammer, which he said he would use to shape rocks. He calms Red’s conscious as he tells it would take him a thousand years to break out of prison with a rosk hammer.
When he received the rosk hammer he started to shape rocks as soon as he could and hidden that hole with a poster. After he had the hole big enough to crawl throught, he asked Heywood for a six-foot piece of rope. When Captain Hadley called lights out, Dufresne secretly started his plan. He crawled through the hole and then through the sewage pipes for about 50 yards and then escaped the prison. The effect of Dufresne’s action was that he escaped peison and then outwitted the warden by taking all of his money and then leaving to a small town called Zihuatanejo. 3rd example, which i fine to be that most compelling, was when Dufresnse helped Tommy to study and pass his literacy test. Tommy had wanted to pass the test so that he would have some sort of future after he was out of jail.