The Green Mile Book Summary and Study Guide

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A prisoner has special powers. He can cure anything. He cures a mouse, and he cures many other things and he is a prisoner, because he is believed to have killed two girls, which actually he did not do at all.
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The review of this Book prepared by Alex

John Coffee has been wrongfully convicted and placed on death row for the murders of two young girls. While on The Green Mile, as death row is known, the officers discover John's special gift of healing as well as the undeniable truth that he is no murderer. A plot is devised to use Coffee's gift to save the life of a close friend but could prove dangerous as not all the officers are in one accord. Miraculously, the true butcher of the young girls is placed on death row and has no idea John Coffee has a surprise for him.
The review of this Book prepared by Tracey Ray

The story is about John Coffey, accused of criminal of the murder of two little girls. The Death Row guards find out he has special powers in curing others.
The review of this Book prepared by Martin Deschenes

In the "Green Mile", a group of guards working on death row during the thirties discover a little more about human relationships and miracles. They've experienced many people die on the electric chair for their crimes but it takes a giant of a man to change how they look at the world. In this book the guards learn about miracle, love, and life in a compelling novel that will change the way you look at the world.
The review of this Book prepared by Adam Ross

Chapter Analysis of The Green Mile

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   death penalty Life of a profession:    -   prisoner Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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