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Intertextual Study

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The following document is an intertextual study on the essay question "How does the motif of hope contrast in the films ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ and ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?" which compares the characterisation of the two protagonists in order to explore the motif of hope expressed in different ways.

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Fiction Literature English-language films Films The Shawshank Redemption One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Randle McMurphy Nurse Ratched Cheswick Dufresne Andy Dufresne
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Fiction Literature English-language films Films The Shawshank Redemption One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Randle McMurphy Nurse Ratched Cheswick Dufresne Andy Dufresne
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Despite the fact both films are set within cold government facilities dictated by omnipotent leaders, Andy Defresne of ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ and Randle McMurphy of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ both place a strong emphasis on the motif of hope, however, they could not be more contrasting in terms of characterisation. McMurphy’s boisterous, rowdy personality strikingly offsets with Dufresne’s mysterious and soft spoken character. The polarity between ‘The Shawshank Redempt...
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