Ready Reference Treatise: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Raja Sharma by Raja Sharma - Read Online

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Chapter One: Introduction

Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King was first published in 1982. It is a novella which first appeared in a collection of stories called Different Seasons.

The book was adapted into a movie in the year 1994. The movie was titled The Shawshank Redemption. The movie was an instant hit and it was nominated for seven Academy Awards in the year 1994. It also got nominated for the Best Picture in the same year.

The book was also adapted for the stage in the year 2009. The play was also titled The Shawshank Redemption.

The plot of the story apparently seems to be heavily based on the story God Sees the Truth, But Waits written by the Great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy.

This novella has been presented as the opening story in the collected of short stories titled Different Seasons.

The novella explores the highly classic themes of confusion, fear, and loss of control. It is set in a high security prison.

In most of his other novels, Stephen King has often presented the chills and breathless horror, but in the present story there is the illustration of psychological torture that the humans go through in a confined space for an uncertain period of time.

It is considered to be one of the best novellas ever written on the psychological torture that the prisoners go through in prison.

Chapter Two: Plot Overview

Andy Dufresne is the protagonist of the story. He happens to be a banker from Maine. As the story opens, Andy gets arrested for the double murder. He is said to have murdered is wife and her lover. He maintains that he did not commit that crime.

He is given life imprisonment and sent to Shawshank Prison. Having reached the prison, he meets Red an older prisoner. It transpires that Red is a specialist in