Sociological Behaviors in The Green Mile.
There are many sociological behaviors that are visible in the novel The Green Mile, written by Stephen King. The novel itself is based on a rather supernatural type evidence, that of a condemned man who has the ability to take disease from people into his own body and then spew it out into thin air. Nonetheless, the novel touches on behaviors that show the readers reactions that are based on sociological themes in today's society.
The sociological behaviors are imaginable when one reads the novel, or watches the movie The Green Mile, which was well written and directed. The novel gives an in depth feel at some human nature at it's most realistic sense. Sociology is defined as the "science of society, social institutions, and change", which the term is used throughout the novel of The Green Mile (Agger 1). Sociology defines the reasons people act the way they act and say the things they say. Establishing a behavioral basis for various human activities is what sociologists attempt to reveal through their studies of human behavior (Agger 1). .
The discovery of sociology is something that we all live with, and it is left up to professionals that study this to help the general public to gain a better understanding of why we do the things that we do. The Green Mile reveals several behaviors, which puts into perspective why humans act the way that they do. For instance, when the farmer and his neighbors are looking for the slayer of the farmer's two young daughters, it was simply human nature to believe the enormous black man, John Coffey, was the murderer. The story took place in Alabama in the year of 1932. At this time; racism and segregation were evident in the southern states. Alabama is a state that is well known as a slave state, and the white people would never give a black man a fair chance because of the color of his skin. John Coffey was found holding the two murdered children; the horrific scene caused the searchers to assume the worse.