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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:05 pm 
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In the film ,The green mile, what is John Coffey supposed to be? My sixteen year old daughter just watched the movie for the first time and loved it. She asked me what is he and even though I have watched the film I have never put any thought into that question.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:33 pm 
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rorybbellows wrote:
In the film ,The green mile, what is John Coffey supposed to be?

Not sure what you mean. Let's tick 'em off: He's a death row prisoner due to a travesty of justice; an extraordinarily sweet, humble, kindly, and simple soul even despite that injustice, and world-weary too; he's a scarily huge man; and he has some kind of natural miraculous power through the laying-on of hands.

That's all I've got. Is there something else?

I guess if I knew someone like that I might wonder if he were actually an angel. I don't think so, though; he was born of this Earth, after all, and could - and did - die. In any case, he was angelic. I think he's just supposed to be a mortal who's a once-in-a-lifetime marvel of human-heartedness and who also happens to have an unusual power.

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Ours thoughts were, he was Jesus with amnesia.

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rorybbellows wrote:
Ours thoughts were, he was Jesus with amnesia.

There's a lot to be said for that, isn't there.

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