From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Shining

The Shining

  

by Stephen King

George Hatfield

Character Analysis

George is an ex-student who was on Jack's debate team at Stovington Prep. When George is cut from the team, he retaliates against Jack by slashing his tires. Jack catches him in the act, loses his temper, and comes near murdering him. This incident loses Jack his job, helping to propel him toward the Overlook and his doom. Frustration and guilt over the incident with George are inner demons that work with the Overlook, helping bring Jack to utter madness.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement