Books and Movies Reviews

The Green Mile

For the options assignment, I watched the movie The Green Mile.This movie is based the on novel The Green Mile by Stephen King.This movie is a flashback of Paul Edgecomb's days as a prison guard.He was the head of the Cold Mountain Correctional Facility in the E block.The death row prison where he worked was also known as”The Green Mile” because of the dark green linoleum that was on the floors.He has watched numerous inmates come and go through in his block, but one inmate had caught his attention.When John Coffey was brought to the E block, something about his demeanor had caught Paul's attention.Despite his size and the fearsome crimes for which he’s serving time, John Coffey seemed to be a kind and well-mannered person who behaved more like an innocent child than a hardened criminal.Soon Paul, and two of his fellow guards, Howell and Stanton, noticed something odd about Coffey.They noticed that he was able to perform what seemed to be miracles of healing among his fellow inmates.This healing power lead Paul and his fellow guards to wonder just what sort of person John Coffey was, and if John could have really committed the crimes with which he was charged.
The main theme of this movie was about a man who was going to die by the electric chair for a crime he had not committed.This related to death and dying because John Coffey must deal with the fact that he was going to die for a crime he had not committed.When asked about the murders he had allegedly committed, he had told Paul that he ;Tried to take it back…; when he found the little girls that were dead, ;…but I just couldn;t;.Paul found out later through Coffey who really committed the murder of the little girls, but he cannot tell anyone for numerous reasons.If Coffey had tried to proclaim his innocence, no one would believe a black man in 1934.He was also sitting in between the two little girls with …


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