Prisoners get so used to these things that when they get out of jail, they don't know what to do with themselves.
They have been taken care of for so many years and now they are let out on their own.
With his friendship with Andy he learns that without our hopes and dreams we have nothing.
Andy also becomes friends with the rest of Red's group.
Chronicles the experiences of a formerly successful banker as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit.
The film portrays the man's unique way of dealing with his new, torturous life; along the way he befriends a number of fellow prisoners, most notably a wise long-term inmate named Red.One path they can take is to live their life, or they can choose to take their life.In the movie there is an important character named Andy.In he becomes friends with Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding played by Morgan Freeman.Freeman who gives the finest performance of his career has unlike Robbins lost hope.Andy is an outspoken prisoner with a lot of common sense.In one part of the movie Andy says, "Get busy living or get busy dying." This quote plays an important role in the movie because Red and Brooks who are two important characters get out of jail and must make the choice to either "Get busy living or get busy dying." When people are in jail for a long period of time, they get used to the simplest things in life.Jeff Bridges, Tom Hanks, Kevin Costner, Tom Cruise, Matthew Broderick, Nicolas Cage, Johnny Depp and Charlie Sheen were all considered for the part of Andy Dufresne.Hanks turned it down, because he was committed to Forrest Gump (1994).Prisoners get food, have a place to sleep, have clothes to wear, and have books to read.They adapt to the guards always telling them when to wake up or when to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.