So i just finished The Shining and the end really confused me. I mean i did have an initial thought on what it ment that I think sounds pretty legit but i looked online for explaination and a lot of people think something completely different. Ill tell you my thoughts first. Please don't continue if you haven't seen the movie or you can if you want. its a free country. !!! SPOILERS!!!
So i think that Jack is in a way like the ghost of the man in the picture at the end that was the original "cabin fever" killer. ( i appologize if my info isn't correct. I've only watched this movie once.) but maybe not so much ghost as he just is a spirit. my reason for diferentiating is because i dont think he's just a human soul. how can a plain human soul live on and act as a demon, invading people's bodies? i mean he wasn't some special guy so what i think is that he his the man in the photo' spirit that was corrupt or possesed by the spirit of the hotel, basically made into this demon like spirit by the hotel because we can't deny that the hotel seems to have a life to it. like all of the visions in the hotel of Lloyd and the party in the gold ball room and some of you may say that was just Jack's insanity of the man in the picture's effect on him but then why did Wendy see it too? like the man in the dog suit and the 20s-ish dressed man in one of the rooms? it was the hotel showing them this.
Let's move on the the caretaker in the 70s, Charles Grady, the man who killed his wife and two girls. i actually don't have a lot to say about him because his whole character really confuses me. he's not in the movie at all ecept for when he is mentioned in the beginning. some may forget and say the butler is Charles Grady but actually he is DELBERT Grady. and when he talks about his wife and daughters he doesn't say they are twins so maybe this man is simply Charles Grady's great grandfather. I will continue the rest in the opinion's section...
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The Shining is great! Like, what could be greater than Stephen King + Stanley Kubrick? XD
Well, that's what I think:
- The hotel is clearly haunted, but because of the tragedies that happened in the past. The book explains characters like the Old Lady at the 237 room and the guy with the bear costume.
- People usually say Charles/Delbert Grady are manifestations of the same entity, they're the same person. There isn't no other explanation, except it's a continuity error (absolutely not).
You probably liked the movie and the directions it can take. If you like movies that make you think "Wait, WHAT?" after you finished, watch A Tale of Two Sisters. It's a Korean movie, a good one. I had to watch it three times to understand everything that happened.0