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    Room, By Emma Donoghue

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    In the book, Room by Emma Donoghue, A nineteen-year-old girl is kidnapped by a man and is kept for 7 years in an eleven by eleven room where she is raped and then has a son. Donoghue uses conflict and characterization to demonstrate that true love generates strength to get through hard times. One important literary device Donoghue uses to prove that true love generates strength to get through hard times is conflict. In the beginning of the book, Ma is explaining to Jack how she felt when she was first kidnapped by Old Nick. She says, “You know I used to be all sad”, Jack responds, “Then I came down from Heaven and grew in your tummy” (93). The use of the word “Heaven” is used to show how Jack and all his love was a gift to Ma when she…

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    Emma Donoghue Analysis

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    Setting her novel in a confined location Emma Donoghue opens it up to various interpretations on various grounds. Since it is the story of a young woman who has been locked against her will and is sexually abused at the hands of a man repeatedly one may simplistically view it as a tale of female subjugation and masculine oppression but that would be blatantly disregarding all the other issues simmering beneath the surface that might not be obvious at first sight. By focusing not only on the…

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    Throughout history, general socialization has been regarded as an important stepping stone for children to become well-rounded individuals. Many psychologists in the past, including Abraham Maslow, have included socialization in their studies of human 's needs. In Emma Donoghue 's Room Jack and Ma live in a shed in the backyard of Ma 's kidnapper, Old Nick. Jack has lived there his entire life and although he and Ma have each other, that 's not enough to satisfy the innate need for interaction.…

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    Emma Donoghue Theme

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    Confinement on a Psychological Level Introduction: In "Room" by Emma Donoghue, Ma and Jack are affected greatly by their confinement on a psychological level, Jack more so than Ma. Jack has lived his entire life in confinement, he has no sense of the real world, and he has been psychologically damaged because of it. Ma previous to her capture was a innocent teen of 17 years, she has isolated from the world, and she will never be the same. Although Jack and Ma 's confinement has…

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    main characters is critical. In her novel Room, author Emma Donoghue decides to tell the story of a couple trapped inside a “four by four box” through the lens of a five year old boy named Jack. At first, the reader may think that this book would be terrible when hearing this critical piece of information, but once finished the reader is able to see the literary excellence that Emma Donoghue has achieved through this peculiar aspect. The novel Room was published in the year 2010. The novel…

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    Room by Emma Donoghue is a dramatic novel focusing on the lives of Ma and Jack. The author explores the idea that physical confinement is not the only form of imprisonment. Donoghue relates to wider ideas of imprisonment, such as the responsibilities of motherhood, social expectations and mentality. Characterization, motif, symbolism, theme, narrative perspective, imagery, and allusion are all manipulated effectively within the text to explore different forms of imprisonment. The views shown…

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    In the book Room Emma Donoghue uses Jack with the help of Ma to show how an individual can go from being isolated in a controlled environment to learning how to fit in with society and go about everyday life. Jack and Ma were put in isolation for what they thought was going to be forever so Ma took took action by controlling the things that Jack knew about and at first Ma convinced Jack that the only world that existed was room, then later on as she got hope of escaping she began to explain to…

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    The way a child thinks and learns different things is very compelling. In Room by Emma Donoghue, the five year old character, Jack, has a particularly interesting mind due to his situation. He is very different than other kids as he spent the first five years of his life in a room with no knowledge of the outside world, and no interaction with anyone other than his mom. There are many psychological theories that Emma Donoghue applied using Jack; the “Conscious Competence Ladder”, the…

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    Life is about living in the moment and making it extraordinary. In each time, there are the norms yet it takes a remarkable person to make their story stand out. In a collection of fictional short stories called Astray by Emma Donoghue, characters with different background and perceptions create their remarkable journey. Donoghue has organized the stories into three sub-themes to departures, in transit, and arrivals and aftermath. Within each sub-themes, there are about four to five short…

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    In the book Room written by Emma Donoghue, five-year-old Jack learns that there is more to the world than just the room he has lived in for the past five years of his life. Transitioning from a small room to the entire world can impact one’s mind, and this is identified by Jack’s psychological development. A pivotal moment that helps identify Jack’s psychological maturity is during the escape plan. To be freed from Room, Jack had to be taken out of the room first and get help. The moment Jack…

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