Unlike other movies, The Shining forms its horror through psychic power. One of the most important example would be Danny’s supernatural ability to “shine”. Danny's ability to "shine" was a main reason that cause Jack getting insane and the supernatural events to happened in the hotel. This ability “shine” is what brings the hotel to life. Shine was an powerful ability and reason that brings all the scary event and ghost in the hotel, which they are able to materialize themselves due to the “shine”.
As Jack’s moral character deteriorates, it brings his savagery to the surface, allowing the remnants of civilization to be forgotten. In the beginning of the novel, a group of young boys find themselves alone, without any adults, on an island after
Unlike before, this scene conveys that Jack and the boys in his tribe are capable of killing and committing brutal acts. While Jack hesitates to kill a pig at the beginning of the book because of his fears of blood and death, he eventually becomes obsessed with hunting and violence, killing a sow by vigorously “stabbing downward with his knife” and slitting the sow’s throat. Additionally, Golding reveals that even
These things make her think of how abnormally raises Jack and regrets all of the things that she has done to Jack, resulting in her worrying about Jack’s future, fearing that she might have somehow ruined Jack. She attempted a suicide because she has an enormous sense of guilt done to Jack. Joy often shows sympathy instead of empathy as she is emotionally attached most of the time. Many scenarios show her crying when Jack is in distress or when they are in a stressful situation. One of the best examples is when she attempts suicide.
Blindly upset and angry, Jack grabbed Danny’s arm and raised it so he would drop the manuscript; breaking his arm. All Jack could do was apologize and feel terrible about it, he blamed it on being drunk and that he had a lapse in control. In all actuality, Jack never realizes (at least until before Chapter 21) that he is
At this stage, it is also worth noting that the choir is “wearily obedient” and he seems to wield total control over them. Golding uses these quotes to suggests that Jack shows evilness when he first gets described. During the middle of the two novels, both characters change because of thirst of power. The turning point in both novels where power changes both characters is during the middle of both novels. Jack has become a crueller, more evil and harsher and has gained more strength.
Violence like this leads to the fear that forms the base of Jack’s power as an autocratic leader of the island. Moreover, Jack uses sanguinary means of implanting a pig’s head on a stick to show what he is capable and inspire fear in all those around him. Golding describes the process in gruesome terms. “Jack held the head and jammed the soft throat down the pointed end of the stick which pierced through into the mouth. He stood back and the head hung there, a little blood dribbling
The analysis of “The Shining” directed by Stanley Kubrick The Shining is a horror movie filmed by Stanley Kubrick. It bases on the namesake novel written by Stephen King. The film tells a story of the Torrance family that included Jack, Wendy and their son Danny that shows signs of strange powers from the beginning of the movie. The trio went to the Overlook Hotel where the husband would work as a caretaker during the winter. It appeared the building was possessed by some evil power (Kubrick suggested it could be because the house was built on the Native Americans’ cemetery) that killed some of visitors and workers.
Through the development of Jack Merridew’s characterization, the author shows that humans will succumb to their animalistic ways when they do not have a set government. Jack is a naive head choir boy before he arrives at the island; by being stranded, Jack begins to adapt to the new environment and takes on characteristics of an animal. After Ralph tells Jack everyone's names and asks what his name is, Jack states, “Kids’ names, why should I be Jack? I’m Merridew” (Golding 21). In other
The film The Shining was based off the book of the same name written by accomplished horror author Stephen King. King was inspired to write this novel after spending one night with his wife in Stanley Hotel, also in Colorado. The pair were the only guests staying in the hotel at the time, seeing that it was about to close for the season. In a New York Post article, posted on October 28, 2015, it is said that King had a nightmarish dream of his son screaming and being chased down the halls while at the hotel. And after he finished smoking one cigarette, the idea of the book was firmly set in his