The Green Mile

The Green Mile

by

Stephen King

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The mother of Kathe and Cora. While she fears for her husband and her son’s lives when the two men set out in search of the twins, she soon proves capable of handling the situation quite competently, calling up Sheriff Cribus to tell him what has happened. Her attitude at Coffey’s execution is hateful, vindictive, and racist. She loudly and repeatedly expresses her desire for him to feel pain for the crime she wrongly believes he has committed.
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Marjorie Detterick Character Timeline in The Green Mile

The timeline below shows where the character Marjorie Detterick appears in The Green Mile. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Chapter 4 
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...dog Browser, who fails to appear—a relatively normal occurrence. A few minutes later, Klaus’s wife Marjorie begins to prepare breakfast. She wakes her son Howie so he might go wake up... (full context)
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Marjorie initially believes that the girls have merely gone off for a walk, but when she... (full context)
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...in the field. In the meantime, as the two men are running after the aggressors, Marjorie calls the sheriff to inform him of the situation. The Trapingus County high sheriff, Homer... (full context)
Part 6: Chapter 10
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There are fourteen witnesses at the execution, including Homer Cribus and Klaus and Marjorie Detterick—although, like Hal Moores, Deputy McGee is absent. As John and the guards walk toward... (full context)
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...and Harry attach his ankles, Brutal attaches his wrists, and calls “Roll on one.” While Marjorie Detterick is screaming insults, her husband is strikingly calm and quiet, and Paul is not... (full context)
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...two” and the electric current is so strong that the light bulbs explode, which makes Marjorie Detterick faint. Paul mentions she died eighteen years later in a trolley-car accident. For a... (full context)