The Shining Essay Research Paper The ShiningThe

The Shining Essay, Research Paper The Shining The story take place in Colorado and begins with Jack Torrence, going to a place by the name of “The Overlook Hotel” to be the caretaker over the winter month’s,

The Shining Essay, Research Paper

The Shining

The story take place in Colorado and begins with Jack Torrence, going to a place

by the name of “The Overlook Hotel” to be the caretaker over the winter month’s,

because of coast of keeping a twenty-five mile road, in which it take to get to

the hotel open, because of all the snow. To get the job as the caretaker of the

hotel, he would be alone for five months, and have free food, and also free stay

at the hotel, all Jack has to do is mantiance and handyman work around the hotel.

He arrives for the interview and meets Lloyd (the manager of the Overlook

Hotel) they discuss certain duties and jobs that will be needed around the hotel,

and then Lloyd brings up a certain account that happened a couple of years back

at the hotel, about a man that murdered his family from what you call “cabin

fever” caused by seclusion and away from everything. Jack is stuned by what he

hears and then quickly say’s something to the effect of not having to worry

about something like that happening, and that he needed the months off to get

started on a book he was writing. Lloyd decides to let him have the job, and

asked him to come back the next day. The next day Danny (his son) and wife Wendy

and Jack left for the hotel.

They arrive and get there bags dropped off, it is the last day the hotel is open

for the season, and people are checking out, and workers cleaning up, so they

can leave for the spring. Jack and Wendy goto meet up with Lloyd, and Danny

leaves for the game room. Lloyd takes them around the hotel to look around and

get a feel of were they will be staying, and shows them their rooms. They stop

and meet up with the head cook Dick Hallorann, Lloyd ask Dick to show Wendy and

Danny around the Kitchen as he takes Jack to see the rest of the hotel. Dick

Hallorann goes threw the kitchen and shows Wendy what to do, and what to use,

etc… all threw this time of the tour Dick keeps on using a mind signal, a

voice to communicate, at first Danny does not realize it, but then as the tour

wraps up, the family meets back up, and Dick offers Danny some ice cream as

Lloyd takes Wendy and Jack to another part of the hotel. As Danny is eatting

his ice cream, Dick is talking to him, and then talks about, what he was doing

during the tour how, he could communicate with him without even talking, there

are few people who have this gift and some dont even know they have it, he said

its called “the shining”. A couple weeks later after adapting to living in this

hotel, life is good and they are happy for once, he has plenty of space to move

around and lots of time to start writing his book, but he is drained of idea’s.

Danny starts to see things as he walks around the halls of the hotel, not real

things images in his mind, horrible and frightning things, though he had no

knowledge of what happened in the hotel years before.

A couple of more weeks set in and Jack started seeing things, such as people who

werent really there. All this time Jack has been losing his mind due to cabin

fever. One day Wendy stepped into his writting room to see what he had been

typing, and there was a stack of papers that read things like “all work and no

play makes Jack insane” and other things to effect on the papers, Wendy then

panics and notices he has changed, and has totally lost his mind. Jack starts

to see people and talk’s with them, as if they were really there. Dick away on

leave for the winter, starts to worry about the family and try’s to phone them,

no luck, so he gets the police to try to use the radio, then there was no luck

there either.

Jack’s mind starts to wear away, and he starts to totally lose it. Dick

Hallorann decides to go back to the Overlook and see if the family is danger,

because he picked up signals of that, threw “the shining” from Danny. Wendy

decides to look for Jack because he didnt come back the following night, so she

goes around looking for him in the hotel with a bat, and then confronts him as

she was looking threw his writing, and then he talks to here about doing

something with Danny, and he follows her up some stairs and she swings the bat a

couple times, as he says he was going to kill her and knocks him down the stairs,

and then drags him into the kitchen and locks him up in the freezer. The next

morning he leaves the freezer and grabs an axe and goes to Their bedroom Danny

got out and ran outside, and Wendy could not get out so she used the knife and

stabbed Jack when he broke down the door with an axe, and Wenday ran past him,

Jack then Goes downstairs and finds Dick Hallorann and Jack stabs him with the

axe and kills him, after that he goes running after Danny and Wendy outside and

Then couldnt find them, and after being wounded and tired he fell down and froze

to death.