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The Shining Characters

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Jack Torrence

Jack Torrence is one of the main characters in the novel “The Shining.” He is the husband of Wendy and father of Danny. He feels that he has to prove his ability to provide for and care for his family. He has recently lost his job because he lost his temper when a student cut the tires on his car. He has also recently overcome an alcohol habit that hindered his ability to teach as well as his ability to write. As an alcoholic, Jack had also lost his temper when Danny spilled beer on a play on which he was working. He broke Danny's arm. Jack is still struggling to regain Wendy’s trust after he hurt Danny. Although he has promised her that he will not hurt Danny again, he also seems to be struggling to believe that he can keep his promise.

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