Redeemers were the southern wing of the Bourbon Democratsthe conservative, pro-business faction in the Democratic Partywho pursued a policy of Redemption, seeking to oust the Radical Republicansa coalition of freedmen" carpetbaggers ", and " scalawags ".
Plot[ edit ] Inin MaineAndy Dufresne, a banker, is tried and convicted for the double murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. He is sent to Shawshank State Penitentiary to serve a double life sentence.
There, he meets Red, a prisoner who smuggles items from the outside world. Andy, who had been an amateur geologist before being imprisoned, asks Red to get him a rock hammer for shaping rocks he collects from the exercise yard into small sculptures. One of the next items he orders from Red, is a large poster of Rita Hayworth.
Over the ensuing years, Andy regularly requests more posters from Red, including pin-ups of Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch. When asked, Andy tells Red that he likes to imagine he can step through the pictures and be with the actresses.
One day, Andy and other prisoners are tarring a roof when Andy overhears a guard complaining about the amount of tax he will have to pay on a sum of money bequeathed to him.
Andy approaches the guard, and tells him a way that he can legally shelter the money from taxation. However, when Andy makes himself useful to the guards, they protect him from "The Sisters".
One night, Bogs is found in his cell unconscious and severely beaten. Andy is also allowed to stay alone in his cell instead of having a cellmate, unlike most other prisoners. The new assignment also allows Andy to spend more time doing financial paperwork for the staff. Andy applies to the Maine State Senate for funding to expand the library.
Instead of ceasing his letter writing, he starts writing twice as often. He has started a program called "Inside-Out" where convicts do work outside the prison for slave wages. Normal companies outside cannot compete with the cost of Inside-Out workers, so they offer Norton bribes not to bid for contracts.
Andy helps Norton launder the money. Norton scoffs at the story, however, and as soon as possible, he makes sure Tommy is moved to another prison. Andy eventually resigns himself to the fact that his legal vindication has become nonexistent. Before he was sentenced to life, Andy managed to sell off his assets and invest the proceeds under a pseudonym.
After 20 years in prison, Andy shares the information with Red, describing exactly how to find the place and how one day "Peter Stevens" will own a small seaside resort hotel in ZihuatanejoMexico. One morning, after he has been incarcerated for 28 years, Andy disappears from his locked cell.
Andy had used his rock hammer not just to shape rocks, but also to slowly chip away at the wall. His prison uniform is found two miles away from the outfall and it is assumed that he drowned. A few weeks later, Red gets a blank postcard from a small Texas town near the Mexican border, and surmises that Andy crossed the border there.
Shortly afterwards, Red is paroled. After several months of wandering the rural town roads, he finds a field with a rock wall on the correct side, with a black rock in it.
Under this rock, he finds a letter addressed to him from "Peter Stevens" inviting him to join Peter in Mexico. The story ends with Red violating his parole to follow Andy to Mexico. Adaptations[ edit ] The novella has been adapted into a film, The Shawshank Redemptionand a play of the same name.
Actor Morgan Freemanwho portrayed Red in the film, stated in an interview that this novella is his favorite book.Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption [Stephen King, Frank Muller] on monstermanfilm.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Stephen King’s short story “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”—from the collection Different Seasons —is now available as an Encore stand-alone CD.
An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a /5(). This gripping collection begins with “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,” in which an unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge—the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award-nominee The Shawshank Redemption.
Mar 05, · Adapted from the Stephen King novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”, the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Prison for the murder of his wife and her lover despite his claims of innocence.
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