The Green Mile Stephen King Analysis

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Horror, mystery, and masterful storytelling all put into one author. Stephen King is a classic American author, who wrote the famous book and movie, The Green Mile. From wanting to start off as a school teacher to ending up being one of the America’s best selling authors, Stephen King wrote one of the most interesting horror books of all time. In The Green Mile, Stephen King, like most of his books, added mystery and suspense. Mysticism is when people use explainable things that are deemed to be magic. Stephen King’s love for horror and suspense was an escape from his reality during his time as a child, this caused with to write books like The Green Mile which uses these types of stories along with mysticism. On September 21, 1947, in …show more content…
Another excellent critique by BBC is “At his best, King is a masterful storyteller.” (bbc.com) This means that King has shown that he is good at making a storyline. Critics have also said that Stephen King is able to create a sense that his story may actually happen. Also according to BBC, “He is able to create worlds infused with a sense of right and wrong, good and evil. He writes of familiar family crises, fears of the unknown and the yearning to belong.” This means that Stephen King is great at showing right and wrong, and good and evil. Also, he is able to write about a family crisis that everyone is familiar with. Also, he is able to write about the unknown crisis to us, and make it appealing. Even if Stephen King is able to write about the unknown to us he makes it seem possible. As said on The New Yorker website, ““His is novels do offer a kind of authenticity, but what’s most special about them is what’s least plausible.” (Rothman) So, in conclusion, Stephen King has been knowing as one of Americas top horror writers. He is known for making the impossible things seem possible and that can portray good and evil. Stephen King ability to portray the impossible to be possible shows in the book The Green Mile. The book is a prisoner that has magical healing powers. In the book, one of the main character, John Coffey, a …show more content…
Once Percy starts to realize that John Coffey has the ability to heal. He decides to try it one last final time on the Warden’s wife. She has cancer and is about ready to die. They smuggle him into the house where she is laying on the bed and he puts his hands on her. After some intense moments, she seems to walk around and talk as if nothing has happened to her. This is the best example of mysticism in the book because John healed a woman with cancer by touching her. This shows mysticism because humans can’t even cure cancer now with medicine. But Stephen King has kept readers interested by showing mysticism. Stephen King does this because in his childhood he has had a love for horror and suspense. Using mysticism in his book helped him add the suspense and mystery of the book that he loves to

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