History Characters / TheShawshankRedemption

17th Jul '17 2:02:23 PM Gitman
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* IdiotBall: [[spoiler:Andy could have saved Tommy's life by either taking Tommy's information to a lawyer rather than Norton (granted, he thought he could trust Norton) or simply warning Tommy about Norton (we know he didn't keep it entirely under wraps since he told Red).]]
17th Jul '17 2:00:23 PM Gitman
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17th Jul '17 1:55:38 PM Gitman
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* DeadpanSnarker: In the midst of his calm and calculating personality, he gets more than a few snarks in. For example, when discovering a maggot in his food, Brooks asks him if he's going to eat it. His response is a deadpan, "No, I did not plan on it."

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* DeadpanSnarker: In the midst of his calm and calculating personality, he gets more than a few snarks in. For example, when discovering a maggot in his food, Brooks asks him if he's going to eat it. His response is a deadpan, "No, I did not plan "I hadn't planned on it."
4th Jun '17 8:57:29 PM Wuz
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->'''Played By:''' Tim Robbins

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->'''Played By:''' Tim Robbins
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4th Jun '17 8:45:22 PM Wuz
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[[caption-width-right:350:''" You saying Andy's innocent? I mean 'for real' innocent? "'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''" You [[caption-width-right:350:''"You saying Andy's innocent? I mean 'for real' innocent? "'']]


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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Hey, c'mon, old boys! You're movin' like molasses! Makin' me look bad!"'']]
3rd Jun '17 2:09:26 AM SkidTroper
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* BookDumb: His lack of knowledge in literature makes for a hilarious scene in which he misnames several books and authors. See InnocentlyInsenstive below

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* BookDumb: His lack of knowledge in literature makes for a hilarious scene in which he misnames several books and authors. See InnocentlyInsenstive Also ee InnocentlyInsensitive below



* InnocentlyInsensitive: Heywood congratulates Brooks on his parole, not realizing that Brooks has been changed to the point that he psychologically dependant on being in jail and is stunned by Brooks angry response. His friends have to explain to him how [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institutional_syndrome Institutional Syndrome]] works.

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* InnocentlyInsensitive: Heywood congratulates Brooks on his parole, not realizing that Brooks Brooks' long incarceration has been changed to the point that he left him socially and psychologically dependant dependent on being in jail Shawshank prison. As a result, Heywood is shocked and is stunned hurt by Brooks Brooks' angry response. His Heywood's friends have to explain to him how [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institutional_syndrome Institutional Syndrome]] works.


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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novella, Tommy keeps quiet about Andy's innocence in exchange for a transfer to a more comfortable prison. In the film he resolves to help Andy [[spoiler: and Norton and Hadley work together to murder Tommy before he can testify. Not to mention even when the Warden implies he'll make life hard for Tommy if he does testify, Tommy is adamant about helping Andy]].
3rd Jun '17 1:58:23 AM SkidTroper
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* BookDumb: His lack of knowledge in literature makes for a hilarious scene in which he misnames several books and authors.

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* BookDumb: His lack of knowledge in literature makes for a hilarious scene in which he misnames several books and authors. See InnocentlyInsenstive below


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* InnocentlyInsensitive: Heywood congratulates Brooks on his parole, not realizing that Brooks has been changed to the point that he psychologically dependant on being in jail and is stunned by Brooks angry response. His friends have to explain to him how [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institutional_syndrome Institutional Syndrome]] works.
3rd Jun '17 1:48:02 AM SkidTroper
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* ChurchgoingVillain: He loves God and the Bible... too bad he's still evil.

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* ChurchgoingVillain: He Norton loves God and the Bible... too bad he's still evil.he seems to love his evil more.



* {{Hypocrite}}: He claims to love the Bible but he does some thoroughly un-Christian things (killing people, punishing people for crimes he knows they didn't commit, and pilfering money).
* {{Irony}}: States that he hates it when God's name is used in vain....and yet he states a different curse word several seconds afterwards, in his case, the "A"-word.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: HidingBehindReligion: [[{{Hypocrite}} He claims to love the Bible but he does some thoroughly un-Christian things (killing people, (murder, punishing people for crimes he knows they didn't commit, and pilfering money).
money)]]. Not to mention as the film progresses he seems less interested in God and more in his own public image.
* {{Irony}}: States that he hates it when God's name is used in vain....and yet he states a different curse word several seconds afterwards, in his case, the "A"-word."A"-word (despite the fact that the Bible also condemns swearing).
27th Apr '17 4:01:45 PM Ciara25
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* PetTheDog: He beats up Andy's rapist to the point that the man is permanently disabled; presumably this is because Andy gave him financial advice. He was also kind enough to point out Andy to fellow guard Dekins, who needed financial advice.

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* PetTheDog: He beats up Andy's rapist to the point that the man is permanently disabled; presumably this is because Andy gave him financial advice.advice (in the novella, Red thinks Andy most likely bribed some of the guards to do it). He was also kind enough to point out Andy to fellow guard Dekins, who needed financial advice.
12th Mar '17 2:12:48 PM nombretomado
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->'''Played By:''' MorganFreeman

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->'''Played By:''' MorganFreeman
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