In The Shawshank Redemption, just prior to Fat Ass' murder by Captain Hadley, we see Heywood mouthing "Shut up, man" (at around 14 seconds into that clip). What is the significance of him saying this? Isn't what he fears will happen to Fat Ass his own fault for betting on him to crack, eliciting a reaction from him, and sending the gaol into a riot once he wins the wager? Does he feel that Fat Ass can mollify Hadley by shutting up?
Red says: "Somebody always breaks down crying. Happens every time. The only question is, who's it gonna be?" In this case, can it be interpreted that at least one person is always beaten to death on their first night in Shawshank State Prison?