The Green Mile

The Green Mile

by

Stephen King

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The Green Mile: Part 6: Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
When Paul returns home, he sits down on his porch and cries, for John and for all of them. Janice comes out to comfort him and, in the afternoon, Paul returns to work. Paul writes that time takes everything away and concludes his narrative.
Like John Coffey himself, Paul feels burdened by the suffering and injustice in the world. The fact that he concludes his narrative with this scene suggests that he has not yet found a remedy to these profound problems.
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