Are Stephen King's intentions in the novel, The Green Mile, portrayed in the film of the same name?
There are minor changes that do not affect the story's outcome in film.
One of the trademarks of Stephen King's writing [his]... moral earnestness... The Green Mile's...purpose is to kindle the reader's [viewers] outrage at the inhumanity and capriciousness of the death penalty.
In both the movie and film, the narrator is:
Paul Edgecombe [who]...combines a powerful empathy with the condemned men with a tendency to ponder the ethical and spiritual implications of events. Paul's compelling voice is the novel's moral center.
Perhaps the major difference is found in the character of John Coffey:
In the novel there is strong evidence to suggest John Coffey is innocent. This is interpreted by Paul Edgecomb the narrator. The confusion of the tracking dogs is a major part of this. In the movie this is transformed into the scene where John Coffey...
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