The father of Kathe and Cora. He sets off immediately with his son Howie when he learns of his twins’ disappearance. Upon discovering John Coffey with the bodies of his two daughters, he attacks him violently but goes limp when he is pulled away from Coffey, suggesting that he was affected by Coffey’s special powers. His quiet demeanor at Coffey’s execution contrasts sharply with his wife’s virulent insults, and he dies of a stroke a few months later.
Klaus Detterick Character Timeline in The Green Mile
The timeline below shows where the character Klaus Detterick appears in The Green Mile. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Chapter 4
...period when cotton plantations no longer exist but cotton farming is experiencing a brief revival, Klaus Detterick is the owner of a relatively prosperous cotton farm. One evening in June, his... (full context)
Part 6: Chapter 5
Part 6: Chapter 10