Category: Informative 3rd July 2017
Cool Hand Luke is a film acted in America and produced by Stuart Rosenberg. It is a story of an American prisoner, Luke, who is arrested for vandalizing the municipal property while drunk. Luke is arrested by the police for breaking the parking meters and taken to the prison. In the prison, the victim interacts with the jail inmates and joins them in their daily activities like boxing games. While in the prison, Luke together with other inmates gets severe punishment from the prison guards. The harsh treatment from the guards makes Luke plan an escape from the prison. Luke manages to escape but caught by the local police and taken back to the prison where he gets severe punishment.
There are several themes that are evident as the events unfold in the movie. There is evidence of injustice that the prisoners get from the guards. The injustice is seen in the severe punishment Luke gets after being taken to the prison. Vandalizing the meters was not a major crime and Luke ought not to have been taken to prison. Contrary to this, the local police arrests Luke and in prison, he receives harsh treatment and punishment from the guards. The severe punishment that Luke gets from the guards makes him plot an escape from the prison.
The inmates are also forced hard work in the prisons. Luke describes this as slavery as they are forced to dig ditches in the prison grounds. An example is when Luke tried to escape from the prison where he was caught by the local police and taken back to the prison. The victim is forced to dig a ditch the size of a grave and then refill it. After that, the victim was to get a physical punishment from the prison guards.
In conclusion, justice is very crucial and should be observed. The law breakers in the prisons should be fairly treated and their rights respected. This will give them a chance to reform their behaviors instead of creating a rebellion. Corruption should be dealt with in order to have a just society where the public property is left to benefit all people without discrimination.