History Tearjerker / TheShawshankRedemption

30th Jun '16 8:09:45 PM SithPanda16
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''[[caption-width-right:350:[[DrivenToSuicide Brooks was here]]]]''
21st Dec '15 1:25:46 PM lady_peaseblossom
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-->'''Red:''' It still hurts sometimes-- Andy being gone. I have to tell myself every day that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up ''does'' rejoice. But still, the place is much more drab and empty now that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend.

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-->'''Red:''' It still hurts sometimes-- Andy being gone. I have to tell myself every day that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up ''does'' rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty now that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend.
2nd Dec '15 10:53:35 AM dreamofwritting
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* [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Three words -]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kotNxb2YApk "Brooks Was Here"]]. He is an old man devastated by the news of his parole after nearly 50 years' imprisonment, who resorts to attacking Heywood to prevent his imminent release, breaking down into tears when stopped. Once he's a free man, he's overwhelmed by modern life, especially cars, and barely able to keep up at his convenience store job due to his ailing hands and unsympathetic customers. He has nightmares every night, because he is so institutionalized that he is completely [[StrangerInAFamiliarLand out of place]] in this brave new world.

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* [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Three words -]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kotNxb2YApk "Brooks Was Here"]]. He is an old man devastated by the news of his parole after nearly 50 years' imprisonment, who resorts to attacking Heywood to prevent his imminent release, breaking down into tears when stopped. Once he's a free man, he's overwhelmed by modern life, especially cars, and barely able to keep up at his convenience store job due to his ailing hands and unsympathetic customers. He has nightmares every night, because he is so institutionalized that he is completely [[StrangerInAFamiliarLand out of place]] in this brave new world.
14th Aug '15 11:41:01 PM ironballs16
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* [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Three words -]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kotNxb2YApk "Brooks Was Here"]]. He is an old man devastated by the news of his parole after nearly 50 years' imprisonment, who resorts to attacking Heywood to prevent his imminent release, breaking down into tears when stopped. Once he's a free man, he's overwhelmed by modern life, especially cars, and barely able to keep up at his convenience store job due to his ailing hands and unsympathetic customers. He has nightmares every night, because he is so institutionalized that he is completely [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in this brave new world. [[DrivenToSuicide He decides not to stay.]]

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* [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Three words -]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kotNxb2YApk "Brooks Was Here"]]. He is an old man devastated by the news of his parole after nearly 50 years' imprisonment, who resorts to attacking Heywood to prevent his imminent release, breaking down into tears when stopped. Once he's a free man, he's overwhelmed by modern life, especially cars, and barely able to keep up at his convenience store job due to his ailing hands and unsympathetic customers. He has nightmares every night, because he is so institutionalized that he is completely [[FishOutOfWater [[StrangerInAFamiliarLand out of place]] in this brave new world. world.
-->'''Brooks''': I don't like it here. I'm tired of being afraid all the time.
[[DrivenToSuicide He decides I've decided not to stay.]]stay]]. I doubt they'll kick up any fuss - not for an old crook like me.
1st May '15 8:39:04 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* ''I guess I just want my friend back''

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* ''I Red's closing narration on Andy's escape:
-->'''Red:''' It still hurts sometimes-- Andy being gone. I have to tell myself every day that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up ''does'' rejoice. But still, the place is much more drab and empty now that they're gone. I
guess I just want miss my friend back''friend.
13th Apr '15 8:59:32 PM gurnard
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* "I guess I just want my friend back"

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* "I ''I guess I just want my friend back"back''
13th Apr '15 8:58:26 PM gurnard
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* After trying his hardest to get his High School diploma so he wouldn't be a complete waste in life, having a young wife and kid, and then succeeding at getting it and willing to help out Andy, [[spoiler: Tommy's death]] being ordered by the Warden came as an immense and tragic shock.

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* After trying his hardest to get his High School diploma so he wouldn't be a complete waste in life, having a young wife and kid, and then succeeding at getting it and willing to help out Andy, [[spoiler: Tommy's death]] being ordered by the Warden came as an immense and tragic shock.shock.
* "I guess I just want my friend back"
6th Jan '15 1:05:50 PM ironballs16
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kotNxb2YApk Brooks' fate]] is painfully hard-hitting. He is an old man devastated by the news of his parole and breaks down in tears after attacking Heywood to prevent his imminent release. Once he's a free man, he's overwhelmed by modern life, especially cars, and barely able to keep up at his convenience store job due to his ailing hands and unsympathetic customers. He has nightmares every night, because he is so institutionalized that he is completely [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in this brave new world. [[DrivenToSuicide He decides not to stay.]]

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* [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Three words -]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kotNxb2YApk Brooks' fate]] is painfully hard-hitting. "Brooks Was Here"]]. He is an old man devastated by the news of his parole and breaks down in tears after nearly 50 years' imprisonment, who resorts to attacking Heywood to prevent his imminent release.release, breaking down into tears when stopped. Once he's a free man, he's overwhelmed by modern life, especially cars, and barely able to keep up at his convenience store job due to his ailing hands and unsympathetic customers. He has nightmares every night, because he is so institutionalized that he is completely [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in this brave new world. [[DrivenToSuicide He decides not to stay.]]
4th Jan '14 7:05:16 AM hujwernoo
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* Andy's "Get busy living" speech and his conversation with Red that ensues as Andy desperately clings to his last happy memory and his only dream for the future while Red reflects on just how worthless his life will be once he does get out and how hope is just a "shitty pipe dream". The music does not help. Like at all. Of course this all gets ''completely'' turned on its head later but still....

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* Tommy's death is incredibly tragic. After trying his hardest to get his High School diploma so he wouldn't be a complete waste in life, having a young wife and kid, and then succeeding at getting it and willing to help out Andy, his death being ordered by the Warden came as an immense and tragic shock.

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* Andy's "Get busy living" speech and his conversation with Red that ensues as Andy desperately clings to his last happy memory and his only dream for the future while Red reflects on just how worthless his life will be once he does get out and how hope is just a "shitty pipe dream". The music does not help. Like at all. Of course this all gets ''completely'' turned on its head later but still....

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still....
* Tommy's death is incredibly tragic. After trying his hardest to get his High School diploma so he wouldn't be a complete waste in life, having a young wife and kid, and then succeeding at getting it and willing to help out Andy, his death [[spoiler: Tommy's death]] being ordered by the Warden came as an immense and tragic shock.
29th Nov '13 8:22:09 PM Fireblood
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kotNxb2YApk Brooks' fate]] is painfully hard-hitting. He is an old man devastated by the news of his parole and breaks in tears after attacking Heywood to prevent his imminent release. Once he's a free man, he's overwhelmed by modern life, especially cars, and barely able to keep up at his convenience store job due to his ailing hands and unsympathetic clients. He has nightmares every night, because he is so institutionalized that he is completely [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in this brave new world. [[DrivenToSuicide He decides not to stay.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kotNxb2YApk Brooks' fate]] is painfully hard-hitting. He is an old man devastated by the news of his parole and breaks down in tears after attacking Heywood to prevent his imminent release. Once he's a free man, he's overwhelmed by modern life, especially cars, and barely able to keep up at his convenience store job due to his ailing hands and unsympathetic clients.customers. He has nightmares every night, because he is so institutionalized that he is completely [[FishOutOfWater out of place]] in this brave new world. [[DrivenToSuicide He decides not to stay.]]



* Andy's "Get busy living" speech and his conversation with Red that ensues as Andy desperatly clings to his last happy memory and his only dream for the future while Red reflects on just how worthless his life will be once he does get out and how hope is just a "shitty pipe dream". The music does not help. Like at all. Of course this all gets ''completely'' turned on its head later but still....

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* Andy's "Get busy living" speech and his conversation with Red that ensues as Andy desperatly desperately clings to his last happy memory and his only dream for the future while Red reflects on just how worthless his life will be once he does get out and how hope is just a "shitty pipe dream". The music does not help. Like at all. Of course this all gets ''completely'' turned on its head later but still....
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