The Green Mile

Meetup 1:

Did you dislike Percy right away? Why do you suppose he wanted to work in the prison?

Paul offered John Coffey a handshake, which is something he had never done for a prisoner. What is your opinion as to why Paul made this gesture toward this particular prisoner?

What was your first impression of John Coffey when he was brought to Block E? What was the thing that first struck you most about Coffey?

In Chapter 4, Paul goes into detail about the death of the Detterick girls. When you read the account of events, did you think that John Coffey was guilty, or did you feel that there was something more to it than meets the eye?

This is the first time we see Coffey’s powers at work when he heals Paul’s bladder infection. What was your first impression of this?

Is the death penalty moral? Do you support it? Do you sympathize now with the prisoners as you read this novel? How would you feel as a death row prison guard?