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    Jack Torrance, the main character of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, played by Jack Nicholson, dutifully fills his role as breadwinner to the nuclear family until the pressures of carrying the “white man’s burden” become to great for him to bear and ultimately causing him to go insane. Because a wide gap exists between Torrance’s desire (to be a creative person) and his interpolated role (which imposes breadwinning over his desire), he experiences heightened inner tension. This inner tension ultimately results in violent outbursts toward his wife and son, whom he perceives as the sources of his alienation. Kubrick's positioning of Jack Torrance at the center of the narrative, and Nicholson’s use highlights the films thematic criticism of the…

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    San Pedro Description

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    Cities of San Pedro and Torrance The city of San Pedro is a coastal community located in the city of Los Angeles, covering 12.046 square miles. It is port city that is neighbors to the cities of Long Beach and Wilmington to its East, Harbor City to its North, and Ranchos Palos Verdes and Lomita to its West. Housing a portion of the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, is known as a blue collar town. With consideration to national averages the city of San Pedro is considerably high in both violent…

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    The novel ended in fire, but the movie ended in ice. One of the better known symbols in The Shining novel is the boiler that Jack Torrance has to keep cooled down to prevent it from exploding. In the movie, the boiler is not mentioned, but the hedge maze filled with snow is a setting from time to time. The explosion that sets the hotel on fire, in the book, was a foreseen consequence for Jack’s negligence to take care of it. However, when he attacks his son and wife and chases them into the…

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    Building Tension in The Shining by Tyler Johnson Chesapeake College The Shining (1980) is a horror-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, The Shining is about a family who takes residence in a secluded hotel for the winter during its off season. The hotel is home to evil spirits that manipulate the father, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), into a violent state. His psychic son (Danny Lloyd)…

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    The symbols employed by King in relation to Poe’s literary work of 1842 were the coloring of the black and red, western-most room, signifying death (in King’s work, the western trek to the formidable Overlook Hotel was an invitation of death to the Torrance family); the avoidance of death in the case of both Poe’s party-goers and King’s Danny and Wendy Torrance; the respective clocks striking midnight, and the mortal significance of this. The presence and influence of religion is also clear in…

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    Novelist Stephen King centered on the theme of supremacy characteristic of white males over western native peoples masterfully in his book, The Shining. As a country yearning for new land, a young America stretched its borders into the West. While colonizing, white males believed that they were superior to the native peoples inhabiting the territory, and slaughtered hundreds of them to take over their lands. It’s been believed since those turbulent times in the colonial days of the United…

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    Jack Torrance is obsessed with his frustrations as his alcoholism and violent tendencies destroy his teaching career and his family. Initially, King insists that Jack is responsible for the impending demise of his life and family but The Shining becomes ambivalent and almost cryptic on the subject of who to blame. Jack becomes an alcoholic at high school under the stress of the abuse inflicted by his father on him and his family. Anyways, for King, Jack’s weaknesses are easy access into his…

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    Suspense In The Shining

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    helped build suspense towards the climax where the main character is attacking his family? The film overall storyline involves a man named Jack Torrance who getting a new job as a caretaker to a hotel during the winter season. During this season he will be living with just his family because the hotel closes down completely due to its harsh winter storms, but the caretaker is suppose to keep up with the hotel maintenance. Although when Jack and his family are staying at the hotel they all…

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    The Native American Genocide that swept America “The Shining” is a classic horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, released on May 23, 1980. The movie takes place in the home of the three main characters Jack Torrance, Wendy Torrance and Danny Torrence aka Doc. Jack goes for an Interview and ends up getting the job during the winter as the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. The Overlook Hotel is known to have many Native American patterns on the floor and curtains even on Wendy’s clothes.…

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    Theology is an important science that affects everyone’s life in more ways than just spiritually. The study of God gives humans the answer to questions such as why are we here, how did we get here, and what is our purpose. When talking about theology there are a lot of aspects that need to be considered. The way different people define, practice, and apply theology varies from on theologian to the next. The difference from one theologian to another is modeled by two theologians Karl Barth and…

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