The Shining Essay Research Paper When Jack

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The Shining Essay, Research Paper When Jack Torrance, a recovering alcoholic, was hired to be the caretaker for the Overlook for the winter, he thought it would change the lives of his wife, Wendy, his son, Danny, and his own. He was right. The unusual happenings and sinister forces they faced in the Overlook would change their lives forever. They tormented the Torrance family. The forces first struck Danny. In a daydream, Tony, his imaginary friend, brought him to the hotel, showing Danny the bad things that go on there. Danny is psychic and is able to see things before and while they happen. For example, when Jack came home from an interview, Danny saw a bloody mallet in the front seat in the car. When the family reaches the hotel, and was taking a tour with the janitor,

Danny saw blood everywhere in an old room. One night, Danny was talking with his mom when he saw in blood writing on the wall. The word was RED RUM. As he looked away, the word appeared on the window. While in the hotel, voices called for him and tried to lure Danny into a room, Room 217. As entered the room, the door closed by itself behind him. As he explored the room and entered the bathroom, Danny noticed that there was a woman in the tub behind the shower curtain. Then, Danny ran to the door of the room, but it wouldn t open. The woman got out of the tub and came after him. Just as Danny got out of the room, the dead woman grabs him and pulls him back in. After that horrendous event, Danny was bruised but alive. While he was playing in the snow, the snow fell off the shrub

animals and they started coming after the oblivious Danny. When he looked behind him, the animals were back to their original positions. Once again, he saw the word RED RUM, but this time he also saw the word MURDER. In later scenes, Danny was hiding from Jack when a ghost appeared in front of him with a shotgun and then just disappeared. The next family member to be haunted by the vile forces was Jack. It all began with Jack s struggle with alcohol. That would come back to haunt him literally! While Jack was looking at an old photo album, a noise startled him. The noise was people yelling at each other. When shoveling the driveway of the Overlook, Jack heard the sound of snow fall off something. He looked back and saw that the snow was brushed off the shrub animals. The animals

started to chase after Jack. As he ran to the steps of the hotel, the animals were back to their original positions. Jack went inside and went into the hotel office. There, a voice came from the CB radio in the office. It was the voice of his dead father. If that wasn t scary enough, the radio was not turned on! After the incident with Danny and Room 217, Jack went to see what was in that room. As he went into the room, with mallet in hand, then into the bathroom, he saw the woman behind the shower curtain. He dropped the mallet and sprinted out the door. After that, he went back to where Wendy and Danny were. Those two had decided that they wanted to leave the Overlook. Jack, at first, refused, but decided that they were right. In the shed, he looked for the snowmobile and found

it. On the seat was a little note (from the manager) and the mallet. The note said that he must not go because he is the caretaker. He sided with the manager and took the engine from the snowmobile so no one could leave. Now that Jack was preoccupied with his job and the ghost situation, this was where his drinking problem came up. He wanted to relax, so he went to the Colorado Room. There, he saw, what he thought was, the solution. He saw liquor behind the bar. After a few drinks, he was relaxed. That s when he saw his first ghost while at the hotel. His name was Grady. He was making Jack drink more and more. When Jack looked up, Grady was gone, but he saw men and women (ghosts) all around him in the mirror. Grady appeared again, asking Jack if he wanted a drink before going to