History Literature / TheShining

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.
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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