The Shining: Summary


Stephen King's The Shining is a story about a family, the Torrances who stay at Overlook Hotel for the winter season. The father, Jack Torrance takes his family (wife, Wendy and son, Danny) up to this remote hotel to work as a caretaker for the off season. Jack is a recovering alcoholic who was fired from the university where he taught creative writing, for assaulting one of his students. He stopped drinking after he got drunk one night and nearly ripped his son Danny's arm out of his socket. So, much to his benefit the Overlook was to have no alcohol for the duration of the winter
Danny is a young boy who has problems, or so his mother thinks. Danny has an imaginary friend named Tony who ...

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was finally getting in some writing time to work on his novel. Just when everything else was going well, Jack was drifting near an edge. He wondered into the ballroom, up to the bar and ordered a drink as if a bartender would give him a drink, when he looked up he saw that there was a bartender and all. He asked the bartender what he was doing there, when only his family and himself were supposed to be there. The bartender replied with the offer of a drink and explained that he was Dilbert Grady, an ex-caretaker who murdered his wife and two daughters then committed suicide. Grady explained how he and the other spirits who reside at the Overlook appreciated the job Jack was doing, taking care of the hotel and that the open bar was sort of a thank you.
Wendy became suspicious when she started to smell the booze on Jack's breath but she couldn't understand because she knew about the absence of liquor from the hotel. Jack's drinking became more frequent and Grady's propaganda about ...

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