The Green Mile (book)

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"He wore chains on his arms and across his water barrel of a chest; He wore legirons on his ankles and shuffled a chain between them that sounded like cascading coins as it ran down the lime-coloured corridor between the cells" You have just been introduced to the man who was convicted of raping and murdering two young girls, the man who was convicted to meet "Old Sparkey" on death row(The Green Mile), you have just met John Coffey. The Green Mile is Death row at Cold Mountain Penitentiary, it holds such condemned killers like "Wild" Billy Wharton and the possessed Cajun Eduard Delacroix with his pet mouse.
The new inmate, John Coffey, seems to strike an emotional chord with the head prison guard, Paul Edgecombe, an understanding character but an unfortunate victim of a urinary infection. The minute Coffey is introduced to his cell he seems to break down and on being asked if he had any questions he replied "Do you leave a light on after bedtime… Because I get a little scared in the dark sometimes, if it's a strange place". This worried, discouraged voice is of a convicted killer but Paul Edgecombe seems to think otherwise. When reading this I seemed to feel sorry for John Coffey because he appears to be emotionally distraught and doesn't contain the mind and conscience of a killer. When Coffey is told to sleep he lay on his bed, feet hanging off the end, and silently started to weep. This part made the reader feel quite sorry for John Coffey as it becomes apparent that John could be innocent and he is going through hell in prison. It makes you wander that if John Coffey should be there.
The story starts to turn when John Coffey asks Paul Edgecombe to approach his cell because Coffey claims to feel and know about Edgecombe's pain. As Edgecombe draws nearer to the cell, Coffey sits up "He patted the mattress beside him, his eyes never once leaving mine" Paul Edgec…