The Green Mile

Topics: The Green Mile, Frank Darabont, Tom Hanks / Pages: 5 (1061 words) / Published: Sep 19th, 2013
The book The Green Mile, written by Stephen King, is about a prison guard who works on death row of the Tennessee State Penitentiary. Paul Edgecomb has his work cut out for him every day with this job due to the behavior of the prisoners as well as the immaturity of one of his guards, Percy Wetmore. Throughout the book, Paul experiences many things, good and bad; however, when John Coffey arrives on the “E-Block” things change completely for Paul. John has a very different vibe to him than the other prisoners. He was accused of the murder and rape of two girls and sentenced to death for his actions. While in prison, John preforms many magical acts such as bringing a dead mouse back to life and curing Warden Hal Moores’ wife of cancer which makes Paul believe that John didn’t kill those two little girls. This, along with watching the prisoner’s actions every day, changed the way Paul viewed life and changed his faith. I really enjoyed reading this book. I was always eager to read on and see what happened next when reading.
This novel was made into a movie directed by Frank Darabont. In most cases, when a book is made into a movie people don’t like the movie as much as the book. This is not the case when it comes to The Green Mile. Being a prison guard is one thing, but being a prison guard on death row is a whole different story. Paul Edgecomb, played by Tom hanks, is a prison guard on Death Row at the Tennessee State Penitentiary. He has to work around a few obstacles while he’s there, but when a new inmate checks in, executing criminals is the last thing on his mind. This movie takes place in the 1930’s. You can tell because of the way they dress as well as the type of automobiles that are showed in the movie. Also, in the office at the prison, the telephone they use is extremely old which shows the date of this movie. The main character in this movie is Paul Edgecomb. Tom Hanks does a phenomenal job playing the part. He really perfects

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