Awards“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. ” The concept of “not the destination but the journey” is seen in this statement. In Frank Darabont’s film: “Shawshank Redemption” this proves to be true, likewise in Craig Silvey’s novel: “Jasper Jones”. Both of these texts challenge our understandings of what is success and how by adapting to the journey, one can find new qualities within ourselves. “One’s destination is never a place”, in the film Shawshank Redemption, Darabont’s first portrayal of Andy was as a “killer” going to jail; despite pleading guilty.
Even though to Andy that Shawshank was the destination, we find out that this proves to be false, as it was a journey towards redemption and acceptance. During Andy’s imprisonment, he realizes that although he didn’t kill his wife, he “was still responsible” for her death. The tone of his voice as he says this shows acknowledgement of his crime, and through this he accepts Shawshank as his punishment. “I have payed the price” symbolizes that he has sacrificed something; this reinforces the strain and exhaustion of his journey in prison, but also symbolizes that he overcame the obstacles and challenges.
This is shown by him “expanding the library” despite being told the “universal truth” that it was impossible in Shawshank. Nevertheless, he succeeded with his determination and proceeded to use it to better the lives of fellow inmates. This allowed him to feel important and redeemed, as shown by cheerful background music and the absence of thick shadows over Andy’s face in the library scenes. The final example of redemption was at the climax of the movie, where Andy escapes Shawshank through the “tunnel of shit” and poses in the way of a cross, his head held high as the rain washed over him.
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This is symbolic to Jesus Christ; showing purification and cleansing of all sins. The rain represents freedom, the uproar of triumphant music and the camera shot from behind Andy gives us the sense that we are with him; that we are looking through his eyes, this brings us closer to him and the journey he faced towards salvation. A more literal example of “One’s destination is never a place” is evident in Craig’s “Jasper Jones”. Like Shawshank Redemption, Jasper Jones focuses on the aspect of self-enlightenment and positive transformation.
The protagonist of the novel: Jasper, goes through a psychological turmoil as he discovers that he “killed” the girl he loved. Like Andy, he didn’t literally kill her, but more in an indirect way. Jasper pushed her away like Andy did, and eventually led her to her death. This establishes the weight on Jasper’s shoulders and the guilt he faces. By accepting this fact that he was responsible, Jasper vows to “hold on to his morality’ and betters himself by protecting his friends.
Jasper’s determination and will to keep this promise is challenged by the continuous beatings by his father, like Andy in Shawshank redemption and his beatings by the Sisters, Jasper never gives up and ultimately overcomes this obstacle. It is shown in Shawshank that the overcoming of this obstacle is by third parties. For example: “the transferral of Boggs by the guards” in Shawshank and in Jasper Jones “the sudden disappearance of his father. ” Although this may seem like a lucky turn of events, but if Jasper or Andy had given up so soon, they would’ve never seen these turn of events.
Symbolizing the importance of determination in a journey, and how it will help you overcome conflicting situations, “and come out clean” after crawling through shit smelling foulness as Red had said. Wise words. Jasper had never given up, through that he was granted “a new way of seeing things. ” The unexpected turn of events changed his life for the better and helped him through the redemption of the death of his lover. And this proves to be true as well for Andy, you could say they were like the same characters in different mediums.
White 2 Hope Stephen King published his novella "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption in 1982. In 1994 this novella was turned into a movie called The Shawshank Redemption. Frank Darabont wrote the screenplay. A good adaptation will capture the same overall essence of the written book or novella. Darabont did a wonderful job of adapting this novella into a movie. He captured the overall ...
Perhaps Jasper Jones was an earlier life story of Andy Dufferene, who knows. But what we do know by studying these texts is that by being determined to journey through to the other side, to have enough conviction to carry on, one’s perspective and view changes. One can achieve catharsis or transform into a better person. Anything can happen if you let “hope set you free”. A wise man once said: “You can move towards a place, but that place won’t look the same like it was before, it can be bigger, smaller, longer or shorter, because your perspective has changed. ”