Paul’s companion at Georgia Pines is a fierce, compassionate woman who encourages Paul to write down his memories even if it proves to be a difficult task. Unafraid of facing danger herself, she takes various risks to help Paul. She sets off the fire alarm so that Paul might go on his walk without being seen by Brad Dolan, and, on another occasion, stands up to Dolan directly when she sees him harassing Paul. Her status as the grandmother of the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives serves as a useful protection against Dolan—an inversion of the threat of political connections that Percy wielded against Paul as a prison guard. She dies peacefully of a heart attack in her bed at the nursing home.
Elaine Connelly Quotes in The Green Mile
The The Green Mile quotes below are all either spoken by Elaine Connelly or refer to Elaine Connelly. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Pocket Books edition of The Green Mile published in 1996.).
Part 5: Chapter 1 Quotes
As I went on down toward the kitchen, it occurred to me that the team of Elaine Connelly and Paul Edgecombe would probably be a match for a dozen Brad Dolans, with half a dozen Percy Wetmores thrown in for good
Elaine Connelly Character Timeline in The Green Mile
The timeline below shows where the character Elaine Connelly appears in The Green Mile. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 3: Chapter 1
...friend—whom, if he were younger, Paul would call his girlfriend—is a refined, intelligent woman called Elaine Connelly who agrees with him about television. Paul spends a lot of time with Elaine.... (full context)
Part 4: Chapter 1
...that he has unlocked some door between the past and the present—connecting Brad to Percy, Elaine to Janice, Georgia Pines to Cold Mountain—Brad grabs him by the wrist again, squeezing it... (full context)
Part 5: Chapter 1
Part 6: Chapter 1
Part 6: Chapter 12
Part 6: Chapter 13