Summary of the Novel
The Shawshank Redemption is concentrating on the challenges that an innocent man endures while he is in prison. This is accomplished in the intro through showing how Andy Dufresne is arrested for the double murder of his wife and her lover. During the trial, he has no chance to have his views heard. Instead, he is convicted of both crimes and sentenced to life in prison. (King)
The rising action is taking place when Dufresne is sent to Shawshank Prison. During this time, he is exposed to the brutality of prison life by being constantly raped and beaten from gang known as the Sisters. At the same time, he has no friends and no one seems to care about what happens to him. This is when Dufresne is selected to work on the roof of a nearby building. (King)
During this time, Andy hears...
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