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The Shining - Lloyd

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    The only character I don't really get is Lloyd, is he just there to make the film more creepy or does he serve a symbolic purpose? What's his significance? What are the under lining meanings attached to what he says?

    He gives me demonic vibes with his dark red suit lol, but I don't like to assume too much based on things like that unless I'm writing an essay in English Lit or something... IIRC he is the first ghost Jack talks to and the first strong indicator of his descent into madness. His presence is like wish fulfilment for Jack; he feels alienated/unable to connect or unload his true feelings with his wife and son. A bartender is a typical figure one can unload their emotional burdens on/talk at, and indeed Jack does the lion's share of talking when he is with Lloyd, and furthermore they can obviously provide alcohol, which Jack misses having. The actual things that Lloyd says are rather inane, it seems. He doesn't press Jack or really shape the conversation in any way, in contrast to Grady.
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    Ooh interesting analysis! Yeah perhaps it's just to build the theme of Jack giving into the temptation of evil, i.e. fulfilling the role of a madman that kills his entire family.
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