Plot[ edit ] A first-person narrative told by Paul Edgecombe, the novel switches between Paul as an old man in the Georgia Pines nursing home sharing his story with fellow resident Elaine Connelly inand his time in as the block supervisor of the Cold Mountain Penitentiary death row, nicknamed "The Green Mile" for the color of the floor's linoleum. During his time on the Mile, John interacts with fellow prisoners Eduard "Del" Delacroix, a Cajun arsonistrapist, and murderer, and William Wharton "Billy the Kid" to himself, "Wild Bill" to the guardsa wild-acting and dangerous multiple murderer who is determined to make as much trouble as he can before he is executed. Other inhabitants include Arlen Bitterbuck, a Native American convicted of killing a man in a fight over a pair of boots also the first character to die in the electric chair ; Arthur Flanders, a real estate executive who killed his father to perpetrate insurance fraudand whose sentence is eventually commuted to life imprisonment while serving his sentence, he is killed by another inmate in the laundry room ; and Mr.
The Green Mile — Stephen King Posted on by fantasyst95 I am going to begin this post very simply, and I apologise in advance for my language, but I feel it absolutely necessary. It is rare that a book can truly make you feel the full range of emotions, but by God did this one take me for a ride.
I first wanted to read the book as I knew the story and I wanted to see how it covered the topics of the death sentence and racial inequality. I want to come back to this a bit later — what I have to say might be too much heavy reading for only or so words in.
The punishment of death by electrocution was first used in and was served only to those deemed as absolute scum-of-the-earth oh, and black people of course.
Does it then sound bizarre that despite knowing their crimes, you invest yourselves into these criminals?
All readers have to love John Coffey, I think that goes without saying, but I think Delacroix and Mr Jingles are equally powerful characters.
I was devastated when he walked the green mile and how it all transpired actually made me feel sick. Criminal or no, nobody deserves to die like that.
So what is it about these murderers that makes you like them? For me, I think it becomes easy to overlook the crimes committed purely because you can see how human they are.
For the most part they are remorseful and perhaps did not intend to commit the crimes they did. The most human thing about all the inmates, but particularly Delacroix is with the attachment to Mr Jingles the mouse.
In the contrast, you then have people like Percy on the outside. People like Percy thrive on cruelty to others and to me is the absolute embodiment of archaic social attitudes. They say what comes around goes around, and rightly or wrongly, karma gets Percy good. In case there is anyone out there reading this that has neither had the privilege of reading the book or watching the film, I will explain to you all about what is special about John Coffey — like the drink only spelt differently.
|The Green Mile () - Rotten Tomatoes||Originally TGM was released in six parts, but I knew that I would hate waiting for each new part of the series, so I decided to wait and now all six parts are available in one book at about pages.|
|Book Details||Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs… and yours.|
|A Message from SFBook||Plot[ edit ] In a Louisiana assisted-living home inPaul Edgecomb begins to cry while watching the film Top Hat. His companion Elaine becomes concerned, and Paul explains to her that the film reminded him of the events ofwhich took place when he was a prison officer, in charge of death row, what they refer to as the "Green Mile".|
|BBC - Films - review - The Green Mile||The floor in the corridor that ran between their cells and the hot-seat was covered in green Linoleum, and so what was known as the Last Mile at other prisons was known as the Green Mile at Cold Mountain.|
|His father, Donald Edwin King, was a merchant seaman.|
After two girls are kidnapped, a manhunt finds six foot and eight inches tall John cradling to the two dead, naked twin girls. John is a very interesting character. Whilst being seemingly dimwitted, I would actually disagree with this completely.
The most tear jerking moment in the book for me remember that emotional roller-coaster took place two days before John was due to sit the chair.
What he said next was the longest I ever heard him speak. It feels like pieces of glass in my head. If I could end it, I would.
They say history repeats itself, but I only hope we can arm ourselves with the knowledge so that we do not go back to these dark ages of discrimination again.
I know this is quite a long post and I apologise. Share with your friends.Stephen King’s The Green Mile is a wonderful read.
Set in , it is told in the form of a memoir written by Paul Edgecombe, the former superintendent of Cold Mountain Penitentiary’s E block.
“The Block” was the last stop for prisoners destined to sit in the lap of Old Sparky and have a little juice. He is crying his eyes out saying “I tried to take it back, but it was too late.” John is convicted of the rape and murder of the twins and is sent to E Block of the Cold Mountain Penitentiary to ultimately walk the green mile.
What we later discover is that John has the power to heal and throughout the narrative performs several ‘miracles’.
Set in the s at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary's death-row facility, The Green Mile is the riveting and tragic story of John Coffey, a giant, preternaturally gentle inmate condemned to death for the rape and murder of twin nine-year-old girls.
It is a story narrated years later by Paul Edgecomb. The Green Mile is a serial novel by American writer Stephen King. It tells the story of death row supervisor Paul Edgecombe's encounter with John Coffey, an unusual inmate who displays inexplicable healing and empathetic abilities.
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