Paul discovers that Annie began murdering people at the age of eleven. As Paul becomes conscious, he is aware of a horrendous smell. It has also been revealed that he has been married and divorced several times, although he is a bachelor in the events of the novel.
Annie puts Paul into her rat-infested, damp cellar to ensure he cannot signal to any visiting vehicles, leaving Paul terrified with the beginnings of a urinary tract infection. She was arrested and charged with killing several babies at a Boulder hospital, but was acquitted.
He finds and swallows some and sleeps against the door. Paul has no idea what the house looks like from the outside. Sheldon drives off a cliff and crashes upside down into a snowbank.
Paul immediately sees Annie for what she really is - a dirty, disheveled middle aged farmer. Annie is completely obsessed with Misery Chastain, a fictional character. Paul hates the Misery books and wants to move on to more serious and creditable books.
After this, Annie no longer worked as a nurse. He manages to escape his room while Annie is on an errand, touring the house in search of more painkillers.
There was never any question. Paul bides his time and writes the book as Annie wants, believing her fully capable of killing him. He is aware that once Annie has read the completed book she intends on killing both of them, as the police are getting ever closer to discovering she killed the state trooper.
Paul calls her in, he sets the novel aflame, and, like Paul planned, Annie grabs the flaming stack in terror and Paul slams the heavy typewriter into her back, bring her down on the flaming stack of paper. He manages to reach her telephone as well, only to discover it to be "for show". However, when she reads the manuscript for Fast Cars, Annie argues with Paul on its violent content and profanity, causing her to spill his soup.
Her anger causes her to throw a soup bowl against a wall, shattering it. Realizing a chance for escape, Paul alerts the officer by throwing an ash tray through the window, alerting him.
She was cleared of all charges but labeled "The Dragon Lady" by the media.
Annie gets to her feet and steps forward to attack Paul but trips on the typewriter, causing her to hit her head on the mantelpiece.
Paul continues writing as he recovers from his amputation.Setting: The story is set near the small town of Sidewinder, Colorado in the mid 's.
Characterisation: The two main characters in the story are Paul Sheldon and Annie Wilkes. Paul is introduced through his narrative thoughts when he is semi-conscious at the start of the story.
This Study Guide consists of approximately 36 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Misery.
Chapter 1: The author hears the sound that haze makes. Chapter 2: Paul Sheldon wakes up in extreme pain.
The pain ebbs. Sidewinder is a fictional town featured in the Stephen King novel The Shining as well as the film adaptation of King's book, The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick and the television miniseries, The Shining. Sidewinder is located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado not far from the.
Sidewinder Colorado- Paul Sheldon, a novelist that has been writing a series about a character named Misery Chastain. Got in a car wreck on the icy streets in sidewinder.
He got in the accident from being drunk because of the celebration he had after completing the series. This Study Guide consists of approximately 36 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Misery.
"Misery" by Stephen King is a work of fiction. Paul Sheldon wakes up in extreme pain. The pain ebbs and flows but is.
The novel’s protagonist, Paul Sheldon, lies in a “pain-soaked haze,” completely disoriented (3). He begins to think back to his childhood and going to the beach with his family.
Italicized words, indicating speech, interrupt his memories.Download