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Room

Room is the most important setting in the story. It's a shed in the back yard of the man who took Jack's mom captive. The Room is about 11 feet square and Jack's entire world until he and his mom manage to escape. Room is a symbol of captivity and brutality to Ma but it's a symbol of security for Jack. Room includes a bed, small bathroom, and small eating area. There is a television in the Room and this provides Jack's minor glimpses at the outside world. While traditional speech patterns would indicate that this is “the room,” Jack refers to it as “Room,” making it like a proper place such as a city or, in Jack's case, a world.

Wardrobe

Wardrobe is literally a wardrobe inside the Room where Jack and his mother are held captive. This is where Jack sleeps when Old Nick comes to the...

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