Why is this book written like this?!
Think about why Donoghue wrote Room the way she did, specifically
why she uses Jack as her narrator.
Using one quotation from each chapter of the book to support your argument (that’s 5 quotations, one from
each chapter), explain why you think Donoghue uses Jack as her narrator and what the effects of that narration
are on you as the reader.
As you think about this question, you may want to consider the following:
What perspective does Jack bring to the novel?
What kind of information do you learn through Jack? What are we missing?
What themes is Donoghue exploring in the novel? How does using Jack as a narrator help her?
What is the message of the book? How does using Jack as the narrator help send this message?
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