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Comparisons to Jekyll and Hyde?

Discussion in 'The Shining' started by wazowski, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Not sure if Jekyll and Hyde is the right 'tarot' card for The Shining (re: Danse Macabre's Tales of the Tarot). One might say it's a combo of The Werewolf and The Ghost (King's reluctant 4th card), but I wouldn't.

    See, cause, unlike many, who claim Jack started normal and then became a monster, I think the guy was pretty messed up to begin with. Really noticed that during my last reading of Shining. He'd done some pretty monstrous things before he even 'walked on stage', so to speak. Even sober, he seemed a nervous, irritable, self-centered creep--close to some kind of melt down. The hotel just used what was already there, and pushed him over the edge.

    (Ya'all can nay-say me all yez want, but I think ol Jack Nicholson captures this beautifully in the Kubrick flick.)

    Go back and read it one more time and tell me wrong.
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  2. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I agree with this. What ever happened to the bike?
    Danny's arm. Beer spill.

    He was messed up before. Hotel saw that.

    My problem with the film was that they did not show this.
    Jack Nicholson did a wonderful job with the script he was given.
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  3. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Agree. And Jack made this movie. I watch it to see him.
  4. wazowski

    wazowski Member

    But that's exactly what Jekyll and Hyde is!
    It implies that everyone has some evil inside them, which I think Jack Torrance is the perfect example for.
    When Jekyll makes his potion, it doesn't make an evil person appear, it separates the good and evil that already existed inside Jekyll. As someone said before, the potion could be compared to alcohol.
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