Theories In The Shining

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The Shining has proven to be complex horror film that has stood the test of time. In the film Room 237, many theories for this movie were made. Some made no sense, while others made you go into a world of unanswered questions. The Shining tells a story of a frustrated writer, Jack Torrance, whom takes a job as the winter caretaker at the ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. When he arrives there with his wife and son, they learn that the previous caretaker had gone mad. Slowly Jack becomes possessed by the evil, demonic presence in the hotel. The first theory for this movie was that it was written to symbolize the genocide of the American Indians. Throughout the movie we see many cans labeled Calumet. Calumet is a North American Indian peace pipe. Another reason for which this theory came to be was the year 1921. We see this year at the end of the movie when they zoom into the pictures on the wall. The last reason behind this theory is the paintings and photographs of Indians hanging on the walls. Another theory was the Holocaust. As a viewer of the story, you might…show more content…
In The Shining we see that Jack’s inner evil is taking over. At first he is frightened but in the end he lets it overpower him. We also see that Danny hears a voice but the voice tells him what happened and will happen. The voice also tells Danny that it is the idea of fear trying to defeat the family. The fear of everything occurring causes Jack’s evil side to win but Danny learns that it is an illusion. Something that is wanting to be seen, but isn’t actually there; that’s how Danny sees it all. The mom is controlled by fear. She is confused by all the events unfolding before her. While Danny is good, his father is evil. At first Jack tries to take his evilness out on only his wife, but soon he starts going after Danny his son, as well. In this case good beats evil because we see that Jack dies, yet Danny and his mom
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