The Green Mile a film about prsioners on death row and their relationship prison guards. A black man,Duncan, with extrodinary super natural powers was accused of raping and killing two young white girls, even though he did not do it. We later discover that another prison mate who was on death row for another crime was the one who commited this awful crime. Another prisoner was brutally excuted by a power hungry, unhappy prison guard. Paul, a regualar cell block guard, who witnesses Duncan preform certain miracles has developed a trusting relationship with him and finds out that Duncan is not responsible for the rape and murder.
I feel that this movie protrays how power can be misused and turn people bad, but there are also some people who uses their powers for good, and to help. Another strong point made in this movie is that thier are truly kind people in the world, even if they have been wronged they can still turn around and help the people that once wronged them. Duncan was a strong peculiar black man, so it wasn't hard to see why he would "commit the rape and murder". but one of the cell block guards, Paul, saw more of him then any stereotypes, or other guards did. An Angry, stupid black boy. Paul had seen Duncan resurrect a mouse, heal the warren's sick wife, and healing Paul's urinary tract infections proving that Duncan valued life and just wanted people to be happy. But unlike Duncan, there are some like Percy, and regular prison guard had gotten carries away with his powers. Percy was the governor's wife's nephew and loved to brag to people about it, and tell of his power. He tried to use his 'family's power' but it did not work in the prison. Percy took his anger out of the soon to be dead prisoners, but he went to far once he brutally killed prisoner Jeter. Jeter was sent to the electric chair and Percy did not wet the sponge so Jeter face was set on fire and Percy did not even think twice to put water on Jeter who was screaming in pain. Instead Percy ran away. Everyone kept to themselves after that because no one tried to help put Jeter out of his misery. I find it funny how people use their powers to harm others instead of helping others. People like Percy who misuse power, because he is sadtistic and lonely people are not very fond of him. Where as Duncan even though he is mistreated he still helps people because he knows it is the right thing to do.