The most powerful theme of the movie is HOPE. It’s what keeps the main character alive and prevents him from going insane. It’s like a modern parable of Job from the bible who endured all kinds of pain and anguish but never lost faith or hope. It is truly an inspirational experience and a must see movie, especially when we’re feeling a little lost or hopeless in life. This movie will lift your spirits without question.
Here are several magnificent scenes along with inspirational composition by Thomas Newman from Shawshank:
Great image from the movie