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Have a drink, Jacky my boy, and we’ll play the elevator game. Then I’ll go with you while you give him his medicine.
-- Jack's Father (Chapter 26 paragraph 29)

Importance: Jack dreams about his father. These words are significant because although Jack doesn’t admit it, he sees himself turning into his father, who abused his family when he was drunk. The elevator game was Jack’s favorite game with his father even though he sometimes got hurt in the game when his father was drunk. The phrase “give him his medicine” was Jack’s father’s way of saying he was about to give out punishment for what he saw as a crime or misbehavior.

I don’t believe you care much for me, Mr. Torrance. I don’t care. Certainly your feelings toward me play no part in my own belief that you are not right for the job.
-- Stuart Ullman (Chapter 1 paragraph 31)

Importance: Stuart Ullman, who is...

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