Speech example

Satisfactory Essays
Shawshank Redemption – Frank Darabont

An important timeless idea in The Shawshank Redemption directed by Frank Darabont, is hope. The film demonstrates how hope is so significant in life. Frank Darabont indicates the idea that hope is still important in our lives because having or lacking in hope, affects people personally, nationally and worldwide. The film techniques; narration/dialogue, symbolism and lighting were used by the director to enhance this important idea of hope. Through these film techniques the director helps the viewer think about how having or lacking hope can affect our lives and helps the viewer conclude that having hope, “is a good thing”, Andy Dufresnes conclusion as well.

During the closing scene when Red finds and reads Andy’s letter, Dialogue is used as a film technique to portray the inspiring idea of hope. Dialogue helps create the effect of encouragement and comfort. Andy’s letter to Red says, “Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” This use of dialogue is heart felt advice from someone who has experienced great hardship. Andy believes that hope is not only ever lasting; it is also the greatest possibility to aspire towards. This dialogue helped me understand the timeless idea of hope because Andy in his letter accurately writes that hope is a good thing and that good things never die (timeless/generation). Those who have the ability and the willpower to hope are those who will be redeemed.

The technique of Symbolism that the director uses effectively portrays the idea of hope, through the poster of Rita Hayworth pinned to Andy’s cell wall. The poster of Rita Hayworth represents the door to freedom and Andy’s desire to escape to a normal life. The poster of Rita Hayworth not only conceals the chiselled hole but also symbolizes life outside of the prison and the hope of a normal life again. For example Rita Hayworth was one of the most popular actresses of that time desired

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Satisfactory Essays

    Example of a Speech

    • 385 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Good Morning everyone, it is a pleasure to be here in front of you. I would be talking about my very own hometown, Cebu City. Did you know that Cebu City is nominated for New 7 wonder Cities in the world? According to Wikipedia, Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines. One of the factors why Cebu is nominated is because of its Good Education. 'Colegio de San Ildefonso' is the Oldest School not just in Philippines but in Asia as well. This can be found in Cebu City and this…

    • 385 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    A Speech Example

    • 390 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Good morning, Dato’ Sri Wong Soon Koh, the Second Finance Minister and Minister of Environment and Public Health, Mr Charlie Oropeza, Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. On behalf of all the players, I would like to express our appreciation to Sibu Volleyball Association for the nurture and support given to us over the last few years, which has allowed us to represent Sibu and Sarawak. Some of us even had the…

    • 390 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    example speech

    • 911 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Good day! I hope you had a great start of the day just as I had. Of course knowing that I’ll be speaking here in front of you makes me feel very flattered and honoured. Before I start, I would like first to share a saying that I truly believe, communication starts for those who works for it. And that communication includes writing a letter, let alone writing a business letter. Writing a business letter is just like writing other types of letter it includes not only the message itself but also…

    • 911 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    How the video was a good example of a persuasive speech? The video was a good example of a persuasive essay because of its overall structure from attention-getter and visual aid to the conclusion and performance. The speaker began to start his persuasive speech talking about global warming and what we the listener can do to prevent and lower down the devastating effects of Global Warming. The speaker allowed us to know what type of speech is he exactly giving information about and told us a personal…

    • 543 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Figure Of Speech Examples

    • 2761 Words
    • 12 Pages

    Figure of Speech Examples A figure of speech is a word or phrase that has a meaning something different than its literal meaning. It can be ametaphor or simile that is designed to further explain a concept. Or, it can be a different way of pronouncing a word or phrase such as with alliteration to give further meaning or a different sound. Examples of Figures of Speech Using Alliteration Alliteration is the repetition of beginning sounds. Examples are: Sally sells seashells. Walter wondered where…

    • 2761 Words
    • 12 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    be well written, and should include clear explanations, examples, and support from the textbook where relevant. Application: Use chapters 11-15 from your textbook, identify, define, and provide an example from the scenario of the communication concepts in action for this situation. Concept 1: Identify the general goal Definition: The general goal of a speech is the overall intent of a speech. (Source: COMM 2 pg. 149) Example: When Gloria says, “It makes the point I want to make—if…

    • 784 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Persuasive Speech Example

    • 701 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Persuasive Speech Example For Persuasive Presentations Here is a speech example from a recent presentation I made where I had the privilege of addressing a group on a favourite topic. I sometimes address such groups on areas of specialty. I was the second of four speakers. I waited on the side as Michael the first speaker spoke on. I was the next speaker and was called to the side to prompt Michael to start to end the presentation. Michael sat at the end of a large rectangular table…

    • 701 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Example of speech text With all due respect to the English teacher ,and all my friends in this class,...Good Morning!!! In this chance, I would like to tell you my speech that has the theme “Using Internet make us healthy and productive!” Internet is not sounds familiar, especially among students now. That because Internet is very useful in the learning. But, not just for learning internet could give all of want. Not only that, using internet could make us healthy anf productive. Why…

    • 295 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams. Today, we are going to give a speech regarding Multiculturalism. Multiculturalism relates to communities containing multiple cultures. It usually refers to the simple fact of cultural diversity. Multiculturalism is sometimes taken to mean that different cultural communities should live their own ways of life in a self-contained manner. To understand multiculturalism…

    • 503 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Roberto Hidalgo Speech Topic: The Development of a business plan. General Purpose: To inform. Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the components and importance of developing a business plan. Central Idea: The most relevant factors and elements that help to develop a business plan are the Executive Summary, the Marketing Mix, the financial plan and the SWOT Analysis. Main Points: * The Executive Summary explains the primary fundamentals of your business as an organization.…

    • 621 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays