The Green Mile Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

In the novel, Percy is a very unsympathetic character. How did Percy get his job at the penitentiary? Why does that make other characters dislike him? Do characters dislike Percy strictly because of how he got his job or are there other reasons?

Essay Topic 2

Paul believes that talking is his and his staff’s most important job. What purpose does talking with the prisoners serve? Why does Paul prefer talking to discipline or punishment? What are the benefits of talk for the prisoners? For the guards?

Essay Topic 3

Paul is writing the story of The Green Mile in his old age from a nursing home. How does that affect the storyline? Does Paul show or tell his story? How does it affect the story knowing that the events that are told happened a long time ago? Does knowing that the story happened in the past...

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