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Shawshank Redemption

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Department
English
Course
E 238
Professor
Daniel Robinson
Semester
Fall

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8 December Totality – essence The hero’s inadequacy to fate or situation leads to the 3 states of existentialism Alienation – from society Absurdity – the world is Angst How do we define our lives? Family Religion Career Education Socio-Economic status Race Culture Friends Language Gender Activities Honesty Morality In the jail, some of these are present, but not how we expect. E.g. gender, activities Andy’s inadequacy is that he wants to be good in a world that does not allow him to be He separates and defines himself by his own ideas The world lacks in totality It is timeless. Just Shawshank… maybe one day parole Actus Essendi – Existence precedes essence (as in existentialism)
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