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* It is when Jack murders Dick with the axe that the Native American chanting and/or screaming begins, and Wendy starts to also see the ghosts and visions of the Overlook. Though Dick's "shining" was nowhere near as nutritious for the Overlook as Danny's would have been, it was still enough to strengthen it to the point that it could inflict the same horrors on her as it inflicted on Danny and (presumably) on Dick.

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* It is when Jack murders Dick with the axe that the Native American chanting and/or screaming begins, and Wendy starts to also see the ghosts and visions of the Overlook. Though Dick's "shining" was nowhere near as nutritious for the Overlook as Danny's would have been, it was still enough to strengthen it to the point that it could inflict the same horrors on her as it inflicted on Danny and (presumably) on Dick.



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* It is when Jack murders Dick with the axe that the Native American chanting and/or screaming begins, and Wendy starts to also see the ghosts and visions of the Overlook. Though Dick's "shining" was nowhere near as nutritious for the Overlook as Danny's would have been, it was still enough to strengthen it to the point that it could inflict the same horrors on her as it inflicted on Danny and (presumably) on Dick.


*** Speaking of this particular incident, the sequel novel ''Literature/DoctorSleep'' and the M.O. of the antagonists, the True Knot, lends its own brand of horror to it. The True Knot are shown to have no problems with abducting their victims straight from the road, as happened in Iowa in the case of Bradley Trevor, the "Baseball Boy." What if Jack and Al had happened to come across the aftermath of one such abduction? This in turn yields an extra bit of horror when one realizes how close they would have been to Danny in this case, and that only a miracle prevented them from sensing him in turn and going after ''him''.



*** King thankfully answered this with a happy ending in the sequel to the book, ''DoctorSleep''. Danny did inherit his father's alcoholism and temper, and suffered for it, but he was ultimately able to prevent himself from repeating history all the way, and turns out to be a positive father figure to the young heroine, [[spoiler:his niece]] Abra.

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*** King thankfully answered this with a happy ending in the sequel to the book, ''DoctorSleep''.''Literature/DoctorSleep''. Danny did inherit his father's alcoholism and temper, and suffered for it, but he was ultimately able to prevent himself from repeating history all the way, and turns out to be a positive father figure to the young heroine, [[spoiler:his niece]] Abra.

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* The Grady Twins' corpses show that they were killed in a dead end hallway: their father cornered them before massacring them.
** It's easy to picture Grady pursuing his terrified children very similarly to Jack chasing Danny through the kitchen. But for the Grady girls, there was no escape.


* The difference in narrative tone in this book and itís sequel Doctor Sleepcan be attributed to EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, but actually makes much sense. The first book is centered around Jack, who is a intelligent writer and avid reader, explaining its tighter and more literary prose. However the sequel focuses more on his son Danny who is neither and more relaxed, explaining itís more casual narrative.

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* The difference in narrative tone in this book and itís sequel Doctor Sleepcan Sleep can be attributed to EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, but actually makes much sense. The first book is centered around Jack, who is a intelligent writer and avid reader, explaining its tighter and more literary prose. However the sequel focuses more on his son Danny who is neither and more relaxed, explaining itís more casual narrative.


** With this in mind, ''how did Jack become the psycho he grew up to be,'' and what will Danny be like in a few decades? How long has this cycle of abuse and resulting psychological problems being going on in this family, and how long will it continue?

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** With this in mind, ''how did Jack become the psycho he grew up to be,'' and what will Danny be like in a few decades? How long has this cycle of abuse and resulting psychological problems being going on in this family, and how long will it continue?continue?
***King thankfully answered this with a happy ending in the sequel to the book, ''DoctorSleep''. Danny did inherit his father's alcoholism and temper, and suffered for it, but he was ultimately able to prevent himself from repeating history all the way, and turns out to be a positive father figure to the young heroine, [[spoiler:his niece]] Abra.



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* The difference in narrative tone in this book and itís sequel Doctor Sleepcan be attributed to EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, but actually makes much sense. The first book is centered around Jack, who is a intelligent writer and avid reader, explaining its tighter and more literary prose. However the sequel focuses more on his son Danny who is neither and more relaxed, explaining itís more casual narrative.



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** Also worth a mention: Jack, Wendy and Danny have been there all winter and they would've spent their spare time checking out the hotel. It seems that they also overlooked [[spoiler: Jack's appearance in the ballroom photograph marked July 4th 1921.]]


* Jack and Danny both show signs of "disassociation;" Danny with his talking finger, and Jack's conversations with the ghosts. Dissassociative Identity Disorder isn't the kind of disorder that passes down genetically; it's caused by abuse early in childhood--most commonly sexual abuse.

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* Jack and Danny both show signs of "disassociation;" "dissociation;" Danny with his talking finger, and Jack's conversations with the ghosts. Dissassociative Dissociative Identity Disorder isn't the kind of disorder that passes down genetically; it's caused by abuse early in childhood--most commonly sexual abuse.


* When Wendy sees Dick's body on the floor, she's so freaked out and has seen so much nightmarish shit that there's no reason to think she realizes she's seeing a real person and not another ghost. This is especially unnerving if you think that it takes a few hours to bleed to death.

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* When Wendy sees Dick's body on the floor, she's so freaked out and has seen so much nightmarish shit that there's no reason to think she realizes she's seeing a real person and not another ghost. This is especially unnerving if you think that it takes a few hours to bleed to death.death.
* Jack and Danny both show signs of "disassociation;" Danny with his talking finger, and Jack's conversations with the ghosts. Dissassociative Identity Disorder isn't the kind of disorder that passes down genetically; it's caused by abuse early in childhood--most commonly sexual abuse.
** Observant fans of the film have noted the creepy scene where Danny asks Jack, "You'd never do anything to hurt me or Mommy, would you?" The scene abruptly ends, and the next time we see Danny, "Tony" is telling Wendy "Danny's gone away Mrs. Torrance." The scene with the man in the bear/dog suit is often considered a symbol of Danny being molested by Jack, and Wendy finally consciously acknowledging what she's known in the back of her mind all along.
** With this in mind, ''how did Jack become the psycho he grew up to be,'' and what will Danny be like in a few decades? How long has this cycle of abuse and resulting psychological problems being going on in this family, and how long will it continue?


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* The [[MeaningfulName Overlook's name]]. Presumably the name was given in reference to the hotel's spectacular view overlooking the mountains...but the other, more common meaning for "overlook" is "to fail to notice something." [[spoiler: The hotel is destroyed because Jack overlooks the defective boiler.]]



*** In the book, Jack didnt actually stop drinking until a DUI incident with his friend Al, who was the one driving. The two ran over a bicycle that had been left in the middle of the road, and despite there being seemingly no owner around, the incident freaked both of them out enough to get on the wagon.

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*** In the book, Jack didnt didn't actually stop drinking until a DUI incident with his friend Al, who was the one driving. The two ran over a bicycle that had been left in the middle of the road, and despite there being seemingly no owner around, the incident freaked both of them out enough to get on the wagon.

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** Though considering [[{{Jerkass}} his]] [[UpperClassTwit personality]], [[AssholeVictim the situation probably isn't too bad overall.]]


* Remember how attached Ullman was to the Overlook in the book? Imagine what his reaction will be when he finds out about its destruction.

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* Remember how attached Ullman was to the Overlook in the book? Imagine what his reaction will be when he finds out about its destruction.destruction.
* When Wendy sees Dick's body on the floor, she's so freaked out and has seen so much nightmarish shit that there's no reason to think she realizes she's seeing a real person and not another ghost. This is especially unnerving if you think that it takes a few hours to bleed to death.


*** In the book, Jack didnt actually stop drinking until a DUI incident with his friend Al, who was the one driving. The two ran over a bicycle that had been left in the middle of the road, and despite there being seemingly no owner around, the incident freaked both of them out enough to get on the wagon.

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*** In the book, Jack didnt actually stop drinking until a DUI incident with his friend Al, who was the one driving. The two ran over a bicycle that had been left in the middle of the road, and despite there being seemingly no owner around, the incident freaked both of them out enough to get on the wagon.wagon.
* Remember how attached Ullman was to the Overlook in the book? Imagine what his reaction will be when he finds out about its destruction.


** Jack also mentions that he hasn't had a drink of alcohol in FIVE months, which seems to indicate that there was about a month in between the time where Jack promised to stop drinking and the incident with Danny. Implies a good few weeks of uncomfortable nights in the Torrance household, if nothing else.

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** Jack also mentions that he hasn't had a drink of alcohol in FIVE months, which seems to indicate that there was about a month in between the time where Jack promised to stop drinking and the incident with Danny. Implies a good few weeks of uncomfortable nights in the Torrance household, if nothing else.else.
*** In the book, Jack didnt actually stop drinking until a DUI incident with his friend Al, who was the one driving. The two ran over a bicycle that had been left in the middle of the road, and despite there being seemingly no owner around, the incident freaked both of them out enough to get on the wagon.

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