History Characters / TheShawshankRedemption

15th Apr '18 4:50:45 PM Crackalacking
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* DirtyCoward: He's ''only'' a threat when he has The Sisters to back him up. When they're out of the picture, he's every bit as vulnerable and cowardly as you would expect [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapist scum]] like him to be.
6th Apr '18 9:39:33 AM Traveler123
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* TheChessmaster: Andy plays chess, and mentioning chess is a minor theme throughout the film. Andy also always analyzes everything and consistently stays several moves ahead. His entire escape could be seen as maneuvering pieces carefully to achieve checkmate and win the game (the warden's shirt and shoes, the rope, making people think he was suicidal instead of planning to escape, and it's a sure thing Andy checked the weather and ''knew'' there was going to be a thunderstorm that night, which would cover his escape noises and make it harder for the dogs to track him). Finally, Andy not only took all of the Warden's ill-gotten money, he did it by taking all the documentation that allowed him to prove he was Randall Stevens. Even if something went wrong and Andy could not withdraw the money, ''his final move would have been to make sure the Warden couldn't get to it either.''
11th Feb '18 4:15:02 PM Michael_McManus
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%%* SacrificialLamb:

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%%* SacrificialLamb:* SacrificialLion: His subplot takes up a reasonable amount of screen time before he's killed off.



* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:He blithely tells Norton he'd be more than willing to testify on Andy's behalf, rather than being at all wary of Norton.]]



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:The deeply religious Norton commits suicide - which is a violation of the Fifth Commandment, and a one-way ticket straight to Hell.]]

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:The The deeply religious Norton commits suicide - which is a violation of the Fifth Commandment, and a one-way ticket straight to Hell.]]
11th Feb '18 4:07:32 PM Michael_McManus
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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:The deeply religious Norton commits suicide, which is a violation for the Fifth Commandment and a one-way ticket straight to Hell.]]

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:The deeply religious Norton commits suicide, suicide - which is a violation for of the Fifth Commandment Commandment, and a one-way ticket straight to Hell.]]
11th Feb '18 4:06:29 PM Michael_McManus
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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:The deeply religious Norton commits suicide, which is a violation for the Fifth Commandment and a one-way ticket straight to Hell.]]
19th Jan '18 2:36:14 PM Pren
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* AmbiguousSituation: The novella leaves it a bit questionable whether he really did the murders, as he gets a few details wrong and is pegged by multiple people as definitely capable of making something like that up, on top of the massive coincidence on the timing. The movie makes it more clear that he did.
15th Jan '18 5:38:20 PM AdamC
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* IncriminatingIndifference: Though he was really doing this because he was actually innocent.

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* IncriminatingIndifference: Though His lack of any clear grief or sadness over his wife was the final nail in the coffin for his trial, with the judge remarking that he was really doing this because he "icy and remorseless." In actuality Andy just has a reserved and stoic personality that sticks even in prison. And even then, his wife was actually innocent.killed immediately after he discovered she'd been having an affair; circumstances like that would give ''most'' people conflicted feelings and difficulty expression emotions.
7th Jan '18 11:13:10 AM Damar
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* TheStoic: Barely shows any emotion despite having one of the best excuses to be unhappy.

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* TheStoic: Barely shows any emotion despite having one of the best excuses to be unhappy. This is part of the reason why he ended up convicted of murdering his wife as he expressed no sign of regret or sorrow in the courtroom.
20th Dec '17 1:26:27 PM Kurtis
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* HateSink: Warden Norton was written to be a completely unsympathetic character, and it shows. You may appreciate the scripting and Bob Gunton's acting in the development of a genuinely menacing antagonist, but you will absolutely ''loathe'' this man by the end of the film.

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* HateSink: Warden Norton was written to be a completely unsympathetic character, and it shows. You may appreciate the scripting and Bob Gunton's acting in the development portrayal of a genuinely menacing antagonist, but you will absolutely ''loathe'' this man by the end of the film.
20th Dec '17 1:25:25 PM Kurtis
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* TheSociopath: Particularly chilling is the manner in which he approaches Andy over Tommy's shooting, telling him how it "broke Hadley's heart" to kill the man as he was "trying to escape". Norton has absolutely ''no'' empathy whatsoever, and it is legitimately unnerving to see just how unfazed he is about the suffering of his many victims.

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* TheSociopath: Particularly chilling is the manner in which he approaches Andy over Tommy's shooting, telling him how it "broke Hadley's heart" to kill the man as he was "trying to escape". Norton has absolutely ''no'' empathy whatsoever, and it is legitimately unnerving to see just how unfazed he is about the suffering of he causes for his many victims.
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