Many of the prisoners were affected mentally by the administration of Shawshank; the key players included Warden Samuel Norton.
There are two main characters throughout the film. Andy helped to portray the inspiring idea of hope through his words and actions.
It is a story about prison, prisoners, and staff. Prisoners are used to a small world and then they have to go live in a big world. After the murder of his wife, Andy Dufresne is sent to Shawshank Prison, where the usual unpleasantness that one would expect out of a prison occurs. They are exemplified through the inherit meanings generation by the prison environment and tied together through the prisoner social world There are various programs prisons provide to prisoners to help them get a job or have a skill when they are released from prison Darabont expresses freedom by singling out men in the prison and capturing the placid and blissful look they all embrace whilst they stand silently in the prison.
Andy Dufresne, who is played by Tim Robbins, is charged with the murder of his cheating wife and tennis pro, Glenn Quentin. One of the main characters, Andy Dufresne faces insurmountable odds, while still holding onto hope. In the movie, corruption plays a large role in the lives of four characters; Andy, Hadley, Tommy, and the warden.
Andy is placed in a situation that is out of his control and loses any hope he has at the beginning. He becomes good friends with Red and the Guards like him because he is a banker. In one part of the movie Andy says, "Get busy living or get busy dying.