Short Essay Answer Key
1. Describe how Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption begins.
Andy Dufresne arrives at Shawshank Prison. Andy has been convicted and sentenced to prison even though he is innocent.
2. Describe Andy Dufresne's prison cell.
Andy Dufresne's prison cell is very small and dingy. The cell has a bed and the walls are bare until he decorates them with posters.
3. Why is Andy Dufresne incarcerated at Shawshank Prison?
Andy is incarcerated for the murder of his wife. Andy is innocent of this crime, but he has been unable to be granted a new trial in order to prove his innocence.
4. Why is Andy Dufresne's wife, Linda Collins Dufresne, murdered?
Linda Collins Dufresne is murdered due to her affair with Glenn Quentin. Andy is said to have murdered Glenn Quentin, too.
5. Describe The Sisters.
The Sisters are a violent gang of men at Shawshank...
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