It’s not often that we get to travel back in time to relive some of the best (and worst) moments of our lives. But sometimes, fate has other plans and we get to take a trip back in time to relive some of the best (and worst) moments of our lives. This may be one of those rare occurrences as you will soon find out. After losing touch with our friend Doc Hudson, we find ourselves in present day New York City, trying to piece our lives back together as best we can. For those unfamiliar, Doc Hudson is a fictional character created by Stephen King in his 2006 novel The Green Mile. He is a physician, lawyer, and pharmacist whose lifestyle and profession combine to form the perfect escapist narrative as he tries to cope with his addiction to morphine. In the novel, Doc Hudson is named Jules Rimet. Since its publication, countless fans have taken a liking to the doc and have dubbed him their favorite character. And you may have already guessed it, but since arriving in NYC we have been trying to find Doc Hudson’s house so we can relive the story and perhaps learn some lessons from it. So, today, let’s have a quick look at where we are and how we got here. It will be our pleasure to answer your questions the best we can!
Where Are We?
As you know, Stephen King’s The Green Mile is set in the city of Kingsport, which we will refer to as ‘KP’ for the remainder of this article. The city is located in the South Atlantic United States and is governed by a mayor who goes by the name of Paul Irving. According to the novel, the population of KP is 98,746, making it the 21st largest city in the country. In the real world, the population is a whole lot smaller and it’s actually considered a town. The nearest major city is Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, which is about an hour away. In the novel, these cities are referred to as ‘RD’ for the remainder of this article. It’s important to note that since 2010, Kingsport has changed its name to Homestead after a US Postal Service approved rebranding effort. But, for the sake of this article, we will continue to refer to the city as ‘KP’.
How Did We Get Here?
As mentioned above, fate has taken us back in time to relive some of the best (and worst) moments of our lives. Since arriving in NYC, we have been trying to find Doc Hudson’s house and have had some limited success. We started our search in the northern part of the city near the Brooklyn Bridge and were able to find the house with only a little bit of detective work. But it was enough to give us a sense of déjà vu. On the opposite end of the city near the Bronx, we found a similar looking house with a few differences, one of them being the existence of a For Sale sign in the front lawn. After speaking with the real estate agent, we discovered that the owners of the house we were looking for were on their way to a wine tasting party in the Bronx. They did not seem to be home at the moment, but once they arrived at the party they asked us to come inside and have a drink with them. It was at that moment that we felt a connection with the Doc that we had never felt before. We knew then that this was going to be our lucky day. So, after another round of cocktails, we were invited to stay for the party and meet the rest of the family. It was here where we were offered a place to stay for a couple of days and where we reconnected with our friend Doc Hudson. We decided that maybe this was the opportunity to finally meet the Doc and tell him how much we have enjoyed his novel. It was then that we decided to make the trip back in time to see if we could learn some lessons from Doc Hudson’s story. So, hopefully, the Doc will forgive us for the unusual honor of breaking into his home and reliving those amazing (and awful) memories. We look forward to seeing you then, Mr. Mayor, Mrs. Mayor, and the rest of the family!
Was There Ever A Real Person Behind The Doc Hudson Character?
Yes! There definitely was a real person behind the Doc Hudson character. In fact, the Doc Hudson trademark belongs to Dr. Hudson’s family who hold the rights to the character. It is important to note that the family has never confirmed or denied whether or not Doc Hudson is indeed a real person who lived in the past. So, until we have our chance to confront the Doc in person, we may never know the truth. And it is for that reason that we have accepted and respected Doc Hudson as one of fiction’s greatest creations. So, in answer to your question, was Doc Hudson a real person, yes, he was. And for those of you who are curious, the character is named after Dr. Hudson and his brother. They are both deceased. And they were both very much alive when Stephen King wrote the book in 2006.
So, Is Doc Hudson A Real Character?
This is a question that we have asked ourselves countless times since our return from our trip to the past. Is Doc Hudson a real character in a work of fiction? We think the answer is yes, he is. But, until we have our chance to speak with the author, we may never know for sure. We do know, however, that anyone who has read and enjoyed Stephen King’s The Green Mile will enjoy Doc Hudson for what he is – a fictional creation that is impossible to ignore. The fact that he is tied to such an incredible story has only made him more appealing to fans. And for those of you who are curious, the Doc Hudson trademark belongs to Dr. Hudson’s family who hold the rights to the character. It is important to note that the family has never confirmed or denied whether or not Doc Hudson is indeed a real person who lived in the past. So, until we have our chance to confront the Doc in person, we may never know the truth. And it is for that reason that we have accepted and respected Doc Hudson as one of fiction’s greatest creations. So, in answer to your question, is Doc Hudson a real character, yes, he is. And for those of you who are curious, the character is named after Dr. Hudson and his brother. They are both deceased. And they were both very much alive when Stephen King wrote the book in 2006.
Does This Change Anything?
The only difference between our visit to the past and our present day NYC adventure is that we have had the chance to encounter Doc Hudson in the flesh. This has been a truly remarkable experience as he has shared so much about himself and his story. One important thing that we have learned from our time with the Doc is that we should not underestimate the power of a good storyteller. The world is a better place because of Doc Hudson, both fictionally and, perhaps even, literally. Does this change anything? Well, in a way, it does as we have had the chance to sit down with the man who gave us this story and tell him how much we have enjoyed his remarkable creation. This has been a great learning experience for both of us as writers and we hope that we have been able to provide some value to those who read our articles (and those who have found their way here via a search engine). We have tried to answer as many of your questions as possible and have tried to provide as much value to you, our reader, as we can. Thanks for joining us! We hope that you have enjoyed this article and found it useful. We would love to hear your thoughts on the matter! Please feel free to leave us a comment below! Enjoy your day and we’ll see you again soon.