Totality – essence
The hero’s inadequacy to fate or situation leads to the 3 states of existentialism
Alienation – from society
Absurdity – the world is
How do we define our lives?
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)