History Literature / TheShining

10th Jun '17 1:35:10 AM TheFace
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* CountryMatters: At one point, Jack is described as having "a cunt of a headache".

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* CountryMatters: At one point, Jack is described as having "a cunt of a headache". He also calls Wendy that a few times.
27th Mar '17 1:57:08 AM ChrisDen
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* AssholeVictim: The ghosts of the hotel were generally unpleasant even when they were alive. Justified as its revealed in DoctorSleep that the only people who linger in the mortal world after death are the ones who know there's something worse waiting for them in the afterlife for their crimes.

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* AssholeVictim: The ghosts of the hotel were generally unpleasant even when they were alive. Justified as its it's revealed in DoctorSleep that the only people who linger in the mortal world after death are the ones who know there's something worse waiting for them in the afterlife for their crimes.



* TheCavalryArrivesLate: A rescue party from Sidewinder comes to Hallorann, Wendy and Danny's aid, too late to help with Possesed!Jack, but in time to get them safely back to civilization, and with medical aid for the injured Hallorann and Wendy.

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* TheCavalryArrivesLate: A rescue party from Sidewinder comes to Hallorann, Wendy and Danny's aid, too late to help with Possesed!Jack, Possessed!Jack, but in time to get them safely back to civilization, and with medical aid for the injured Hallorann and Wendy.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Jack is temporarily returned to normal by his psychic son, Danny. Realizing what the hotel has done to him, Jack tells Danny that he loves him and tells him to escape while he still can.]] In the minseries [[spoiler: Jack regains control one last time to ensure the hotel goes boom]].

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Jack is temporarily returned to normal by his psychic son, Danny. Realizing what the hotel has done to him, Jack tells Danny that he loves him and tells him to escape while he still can.]] In the minseries miniseries [[spoiler: Jack regains control one last time to ensure the hotel goes boom]].



* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Possesed!Jack smashes Hallorann across the face with a roque mallet, breaking his jaw and destroying his dentures. Hallorann's reaction once he regains consciousness?

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Possesed!Jack Possessed!Jack smashes Hallorann across the face with a roque mallet, breaking his jaw and destroying his dentures. Hallorann's reaction once he regains consciousness?



* MayDecemberRomance: Played for Squick with The Woman In Room 217 [[spoiler: when she was alive]], and her boytoy. He cant have been more than 18, and she must have been at least 60 by Watson's estimate. It's clear to absolutely everyone (except the woman) that it's just a matter of money. He eventually takes her car and ditches her, leading to [[spoiler: her suicide which Ullman covers up]].

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* MayDecemberRomance: Played for Squick with The Woman In Room 217 [[spoiler: when she was alive]], and her boytoy. He cant can't have been more than 18, and she must have been at least 60 by Watson's estimate. It's clear to absolutely everyone (except the woman) that it's just a matter of money. He eventually takes her car and ditches her, leading to [[spoiler: her suicide which Ullman covers up]].



* OracularUrchin: Part of Danny's Shining is the ability of limited precognition, which he receives through visions of his "imaginary friend" Tony [[spoiler: who is either Danny himself from the future, or a secondary personality Danny's mind created to help him cope with his powers]]. Danny was even born with a caul, a thin membrane covering his face that is considered to be an omen of second sight in folk myth. Its hinted at to just be a coincidence though, if an eerie one.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The ghosts, [[spoiler: and by extension The Overlook entity]], are only visible and can only interact with people who has at least minor psychic abilities. That is why Oswell and Watson the maintenance man have never experienced any of the supernatural aspects of the hotel, despite spending huge amounts of time there. Watson has worked at the hotel far longer than any of the other characters but has never felt so much as a ghostly chill. Haloran, Danny and the unfortunate maid who was the first to encounter [[spoiler: the woman in Room 217]] are not so lucky.

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* OracularUrchin: Part of Danny's Shining is the ability of limited precognition, which he receives through visions of his "imaginary friend" Tony [[spoiler: who is either Danny himself from the future, or a secondary personality Danny's mind created to help him cope with his powers]]. Danny was even born with a caul, a thin membrane covering his face that is considered to be an omen of second sight in folk myth. Its It's hinted at to just be a coincidence though, if an eerie one.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The ghosts, [[spoiler: and by extension The Overlook entity]], are only visible and can only interact with people who has at least minor psychic abilities. That is why Oswell and Watson the maintenance man have never experienced any of the supernatural aspects of the hotel, despite spending huge amounts of time there. Watson has worked at the hotel far longer than any of the other characters but has never felt so much as a ghostly chill. Haloran, Hallorann, Danny and the unfortunate maid who was the first to encounter [[spoiler: the woman in Room 217]] are not so lucky.



* RedHerring: The Presidential Suite, where a mobster and his bodyguard were murdered by rivals in the 60's. Its also the place where Danny sees the first supernatural event at the hotel, a bloodstain on the wall. When Jack finds the backstory on the murders in the room, it seems like it would be the source of something really bad. Its not. In fact, the only haunting associated with the room is the bloodstain.

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* RedHerring: The Presidential Suite, where a mobster and his bodyguard were murdered by rivals in the 60's. Its It's also the place where Danny sees the first supernatural event at the hotel, a bloodstain on the wall. When Jack finds the backstory on the murders in the room, it seems like it would be the source of something really bad. Its It's not. In fact, the only haunting associated with the room is the bloodstain.



* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Sort of. Danny compares the fire extinguisher hose to a snake, most notably when it apparently starts chasing after him. It doesnt, it's just his imagination.

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Sort of. Danny compares the fire extinguisher hose to a snake, most notably when it apparently starts chasing after him. It doesnt, doesn't, it's just his imagination.



* TheResenter: The Hotel is an expert at preying on these types of emotions, and will exploit them to the fullest when trying to take a host. However, it only works on people with some level of "shining", like Jack or Halloran. Wendy has basically no trace of psycic ability, and Danny is too young to have any particular resentments.
** More speficially, it preys on Jack's artistic frustration, alcoholism and subconscious resentment against Wendy for "judging" him. In Halloran, it preys on his repressed anger and resentment of a lifetime of being bossed around by white people.

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* TheResenter: The Hotel is an expert at preying on these types of emotions, and will exploit them to the fullest when trying to take a host. However, it only works on people with some level of "shining", like Jack or Halloran. Hallorann. Wendy has basically no trace of psycic psychic ability, and Danny is too young to have any particular resentments.
** More speficially, specifically, it preys on Jack's artistic frustration, alcoholism and subconscious resentment against Wendy for "judging" him. In Halloran, Hallorann, it preys on his repressed anger and resentment of a lifetime of being bossed around by white people.



* TruerToTheText: The 1997 miniseries is far closer to Stephen King's book than the Kubrick film, [[spoiler: with the huge exception of the {{Bowdlerise}}d ending]]. It's not typically seen as an improvement over the Kubrick version due to the impracticality of capturing the subtilities of King's text in visual form.

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* TruerToTheText: The 1997 miniseries is far closer to Stephen King's book than the Kubrick film, [[spoiler: with the huge exception of the {{Bowdlerise}}d ending]]. It's not typically seen as an improvement over the Kubrick version due to the impracticality of capturing the subtilities subtleties of King's text in visual form.



* TheUnfavorite: Wendy harbors some resentment towards the bond between Jack and Danny, often feeling excluded when Danny prefers to open up to Jack over her. She feels immensly guilty over this because that's how her own mother felt about ''her'' and her father.
* VocalDissonance: Grady is described as looking like a thug in spite of his fine clothes, but his voice sounds refined and educated. Its implied that its actually the hotel speaking through Grady to prey on Jack's intellectual sensibilities. Grady himself states that it was the "management" that helped him become more than a high school dropout.

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* TheUnfavorite: Wendy harbors some resentment towards the bond between Jack and Danny, often feeling excluded when Danny prefers to open up to Jack over her. She feels immensly immensely guilty over this because that's how her own mother felt about ''her'' and her father.
* VocalDissonance: Grady is described as looking like a thug in spite of his fine clothes, but his voice sounds refined and educated. Its It's implied that its it's actually the hotel speaking through Grady to prey on Jack's intellectual sensibilities. Grady himself states that it was the "management" that helped him become more than a high school dropout.
31st Dec '16 8:46:01 PM rtan
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* InMediasRes: The story begins as Jack's job interview is wrapping up.
31st Dec '16 1:49:22 AM TitoMosquito
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* TheUnfavorite: Wendy harbors some resentment towards the bond between Jack and Danny, often feeling excluded when Danny prefers to open up to Jack over her. She feels immensly guilty over this because thats how her own mother felt about ''her'' and her father.

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* TheUnfavorite: Wendy harbors some resentment towards the bond between Jack and Danny, often feeling excluded when Danny prefers to open up to Jack over her. She feels immensly guilty over this because thats that's how her own mother felt about ''her'' and her father.
25th Dec '16 5:37:12 PM SilentStranger
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** The attic. It's set up early on in the story as a place of importance, but never appears on-page, and Jack only offhandedly mentions having put up rat traps there off-screen. He also put a lock on the attic door, closing it off as an escape route for Danny.
25th Dec '16 2:34:23 AM SilentStranger
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* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Astonishingly, this is how Jack feels after being allowed to keep his job by Al Shockley, in spite of his behavior absolutely justifying his termination as caretaker. Instead of being grateful for avoiding a devastating and self-inflicted disaster, he stews in resentment of Al 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 by Al Shockley, in spite of his behavior absolutely justifying his termination as caretaker. Instead of being grateful for avoiding a devastating and self-inflicted disaster, he stews in resentment of Al for requiring, as a condition of his continued employment, that Jack not write a potentially damaging exposè on the Overlook Hotel. It's implied that Jack's behavior is partially caused by the hotel already beginning to influence him, drawing on his simmering resentment of (what he feels is) Shockley lording his position over Jack like a wealthy benefactor would over an artist on retainer.



* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Sort of. Danny compares the fire extinguisher hose to a snake, most notably when it apparently starts chasing after him.

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Sort of. Danny compares the fire extinguisher hose to a snake, most notably when it apparently starts chasing after him. It doesnt, it's just his imagination.



* TheResenter: The Hotel is an expert at preying on these types of emotions, and will exploit them to the fullest when trying to take a host. However, it only works on people with some level of "shining", like Jack or Halloran. Wendy has basically no trace of psycic ability, and Danny is too young to have any particular resentments.
** More speficially, it preys on Jack's artistic frustration, alcoholism and subconscious resentment against Wendy for "judging" him. In Halloran, it preys on his repressed anger and resentment of a lifetime of being bossed around by white people.



* TruerToTheText: The 1997 miniseries is far closer to Stephen King's book than the Kubrick film, [[spoiler: with the huge exception of the {{Bowdlerise}}d ending]]. It's not typically seen as an improvement over the Kubrick version.

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* TruerToTheText: The 1997 miniseries is far closer to Stephen King's book than the Kubrick film, [[spoiler: with the huge exception of the {{Bowdlerise}}d ending]]. It's not typically seen as an improvement over the Kubrick version.version due to the impracticality of capturing the subtilities of King's text in visual form.



* TheUnfavorite: Wendy harbors some resentment towards the bond between Jack and Danny, often feeling excluded when Danny prefers to open up to Jack over her.

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* TheUnfavorite: Wendy harbors some resentment towards the bond between Jack and Danny, often feeling excluded when Danny prefers to open up to Jack over her. She feels immensly guilty over this because thats how her own mother felt about ''her'' and her father.
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.
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