History Literature / TheShining

28th Oct '16 1:47:26 PM Scoutstr295
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* TheAllegedCar: The Torrance's beat up old Volkswagen, which is basically fallng apart by the time Jack gets the caretaker job. They plan to retire it once they reach the Overlook, and use the hotel truck for trips to Sidewinder until the snow comes.

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* TheAllegedCar: The Torrance's beat up old Volkswagen, which is basically fallng falling apart by the time Jack gets the caretaker job. They plan to retire it once they reach the Overlook, and use the hotel truck for trips to Sidewinder until the snow comes.



* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Astonishingly, this is how Jack feels after being allowed to keep his job, in spite of his behavior absolutely justifying his termination as caretaker. Instead of being grateful for avoiding a devasting and self-inflicted disaster, he stews in resentment of Al Shockley for requiring, as a condition of his continued employment, that Jack not write a potentially damaging exposè on the Overlook Hotel.

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* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Astonishingly, this is how Jack feels after being allowed to keep his job, job by Al Shockley, in spite of his behavior absolutely justifying his termination as caretaker. Instead of being grateful for avoiding a devasting devastating and self-inflicted disaster, he stews in resentment of Al Shockley for requiring, as a condition of his continued employment, that Jack not write a potentially damaging exposè on the Overlook Hotel.
27th Oct '16 10:55:45 AM kyeo
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* TheMillstone: Jack Torrance is one of literature's most tragic examples. He is the architect of every single disaster he and his family suffers, because he can't control his temper and he can't (easily) control his drinking. Over the course of events, Jack manages to destroy his marriage, his career, his friendships, his literary ambitions, and ultimately, his family. If given second or third chances, he will just screw up again. At one point, he almost gets himself fired from his caretaker job because he calls the hotel manager and viciously taunts him about the secret history of the Overlook Hotel (history which mostly predates the manager and doesn't directly involve him). Why? He has no self-control. ''He literally can't stop himself from doing shit like that.''

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* TheMillstone: Jack Torrance is one of literature's most tragic examples. He is the architect of every single disaster he and his family suffers, because he can't control his temper and he can't (easily) control his drinking. Over the course of events, Jack manages to destroy his marriage, his career, his friendships, his literary ambitions, and ultimately, his family. If given second or third chances, he will just screw up again. At one point, he almost gets himself fired from his caretaker job because he calls the hotel manager and viciously taunts him about the secret history of the Overlook Hotel (history which mostly predates the manager and doesn't directly involve him). Why? He has no self-control. ''He literally can't stop himself from doing shit like that.'' Although the dumb move of taunting Ullman is implied to be at least partially a result of the hotel working on his mind.
27th Sep '16 3:31:43 PM Aquila89
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* AdultFear: Jack is soaking in it.
** One of the biggest of these is unemployment and is in large part why he stays at the Overlook rather than fleeing when he and his family had a chance. Yes, he is already under the control of the hotel, but his fear of living in poverty and trying to survive on food stamps and church handouts is a very real and understandable one.

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* AdultFear: Jack is soaking in it. \n** One of the biggest of these is unemployment and is in large part why he stays at the Overlook rather than fleeing when he and his family had a chance. Yes, he is already under the control of the hotel, but his fear of living in poverty and trying to survive on food stamps and church handouts is a very real and understandable one.
17th Sep '16 7:46:21 AM Mdumas43073
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover of the original novel shows the Overlook with a tower. The buildings highest point is actually the attic, which is only accessible through a door in the ceiling on the third floor. Otherwise the highest point is the Presidential suite.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover of the original novel shows the Overlook with a tower. The buildings building's highest point is actually the attic, which is only accessible through a door in the ceiling on the third floor. Otherwise the highest point is the Presidential suite.
17th Sep '16 7:44:17 AM Mdumas43073
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->''"Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters."''

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->''"Sometimes human places create ->''"This inhuman place makes human monsters."''
17th Sep '16 7:38:59 AM Mdumas43073
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->''"Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters."''


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17th Sep '16 7:36:41 AM Mdumas43073
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23rd Aug '16 5:51:37 PM Trippetta
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**One of the biggest of these is unemployment and is in large part why he stays at the Overlook rather than fleeing when he and his family had a chance. Yes, he is already under the control of the hotel, but his fear of living in poverty and trying to survive on food stamps and church handouts is a very real and understandable one.
25th Jul '16 7:33:41 AM SilverDragon
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* TheAllegedCar: The Torrance's beat up old Volkswagen, which is basically fallng apart by the time Jack gets the caretaker job. They plan to retire it once they reach the Overlook, and uses the hotel truck for trips to Sidewinder until the snow comes.

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* TheAllegedCar: The Torrance's beat up old Volkswagen, which is basically fallng apart by the time Jack gets the caretaker job. They plan to retire it once they reach the Overlook, and uses use the hotel truck for trips to Sidewinder until the snow comes.
16th Mar '16 11:16:56 AM eroock
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A 1977 novel by Creator/StephenKing. King's third published novel, '''''The Shining''''' became a bestseller, and established King as a preeminent author in the horror genre.

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A 1977 novel by Creator/StephenKing. King's third published novel, '''''The Shining''''' ''The Shining'' became a bestseller, and established King as a preeminent author in the horror genre.
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