Analysis Of The Shining By Stephen King

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The Shining is a novel written by Stephen King, that tells the story of a family that in order for them to survive, they have to fight the paranormal and that irrational. It begins with Jack Torrance a recovering alcoholic in search for a new job and a way to unite his family again after some regretful occurrences. He had prior been a writer, and a teacher at a high school but that had ended due to a conflict with one of his student. He desperately needs a new income so he has a job interview to be the caretaker of a hotel, Overlook, due to the harsh winters of Colorado, where the book is set, every one of the staff evacuate the hotel, leaving it stranded for some months, only inhabited by the Torrances. The manager of the Hotel discretely…show more content…
Danny loves his father, and can’t even tolerate to think that his parents could divorce, so he stays hopeful that his father will not return to those bad habits. But Danny is not ordinary, he has a gift, he sees another boy he calls Tony recurrently. Tony shows Danny different images that seem to be visions of the future, in this vision while waiting for his father to return he sees the word “REDRUM” and also sees a disturbing image of a bathtub with a dead women. Some days pass and the Torrance family begins their journey in the hotel; there they meet the Chef, Dick Halloran. Danny and Halloran create a great bond, due to what both discover after while having a conversation alone, they both possess a ‘gift’, called “the shinning.” This gift at times seems dangerous to the boy, especially at the hotel it seems that Danny is more sensitive to these visions. The chef advises him not to enter room 217, for paranormal happenings have occurred in the past in this hotel room and in the whole overlook hotel, but he calms Danny telling him that they’re only images what he sees, that they can’t do him any…show more content…
In a flashback, we learn that Jack and his father had a very abusive and violent relationship, as well as the fact that Jack’s father was an alcoholic too. Danny then has another vision in the bathroom; he sees the word, “REDRUM” again and enters some kind of possession. His mother realizes that it was a while that Danny was in there but can’t open the door, it was locked. She cries for Jack, but that angers Jack terribly and he brutally breaks the door to see what happened to Danny. He calmed down, but the next day they decide d to take him to a psychiatrist, Dr. Edmonds. But the Dr. quickly dismisses the problem, explaining that it’s probably a reaction for all the recent commotion, but that it’ll pass. Some more time passes and Danny seems to be overwhelmed with curiosity and is tempted by tony to see what resides in room 217, he finds an old women laying inside of the bathroom in her own rotting water, she suddenly chokes Danny, but he escapes. As this occurs Jack more and more discovers things about the hotel, he is being consumed by all of this. That night Jack goes crazy and hears his father on the radio of the kitchen to kill his wife and Danny, but he denies it and destroys the radio. Jack finds himself having strange delusions and his alcoholic symptoms return, even though no alcohol can be
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