Title: Room

Author: Emma Danahio

Translator: Mohsen Khademi

Publisher: Dariush

Subject: English stories – 21st century

Age category: Adult

Cover: Paperback

Number of pages: 360

Language: Farsi



The Room is one of the most prominent works of Emma Danahio, which will intensely engage your emotions.

The room was nominated for my Booker Prize in 2010 and a film based on it was made in 2015.

Room was nominated for four Academy Awards and won Best Screenplay at the 73rd Golden Club Awards.

In Jack’s novel, we read about a five-year-old child who has fond memories of his room.

Jack’s whole world is room. He was born and raised in the same room, and the room is a place where he lives with his mother and learns to read and write, eat, sleep and play together …

Jack and his mother are locked in a room. Tolerating the cramped space of the room and not communicating with other people is very painful for Jack’s mother and full of torture, but for Jack, who has seen nowhere but the room, the situation is very different.
In fact, a man kidnapped Jack and his mother, and they have been waiting in this room for weeks for years.

This novel is narrated from the boy’s point of view. But in addition to narrating the hardships of this mother and child, Emma Donoghue also examines their lives from a psychological point of view.

The Guardian writes about the novel The Room and Its Impact on the Audience: The Room (Donahue) not only hurts the heart but also challenges the soul.

But Danahio is an Irish novelist, playwright, literary historian and resident of Canada.

Becky’s Room is one of his best works, written with great elegance and three weeks after the publication of the title of the best novel by Rogers Canada.
my baby. What troubles I have. And you are asleep and your heart is calm; You dream in a grove of sorrow; On a bronze night. In the darkness of blue, dormant and glowing.

The Room is a novel by Irish-Canadian author Emma Don Ehue, who was nominated for the Booker Prize Final in 2010. The Book of the Room has also won the prestigious Orange Prize.

But Don Aho wrote the book The Room, inspired by a horrific incident that happened to a woman named Elizabeth Fritzl.

The film Room, based on this novel, won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award.
The narrator of the story of the room is a five-year-old child who was born in a room and has never seen a bigger world in his life.

The novel Room is the life story of a mother and child trapped in a room, and the room is full of torture and loneliness for the mother, but the situation is very different for Jack, who has found no place other than the room.

It is only when these two characters are put together that the audience feels confronted with a true story in which human relationships play an important role.
The story of the room book is about a woman who is kidnapped by a middle-aged man, who lives for eight years with only limited facilities such as food and television.
The woman’s child is born in the same room, and after a few years the child begins to compare what is really in the room.

The author of the book writes about the life of an Austrian girl who was imprisoned and abused by her father.

Part of the text of the room book:
Now I sit next to Mom Wool to look at my favorite painting, the Baptist Christ who is her friend as well as her great uncle.

Mary is also there, sleeping in her mother’s arms as the grandmother of Christ becomes a baby, like Dora Ebiola. It’s a weird photo that has no color and some of them have no limbs, my mom says it’s half done.

As the baby Christ grew in Mary’s womb, an angel came to earth, like a ghost, a real angel with wings.

Maryam is surprised and says: How can this be? And then he says, “Very well, whatever he wants to be.”

When the baby Christ comes out of his womb on Christmas Eve, Mary throws him into the manger, but not to feed the cows. Now Mom turns off the light.

And we lie down. First we read the prayer of the human shepherd and the green meadow, I think it is like a blanket but green and puffy and not white and smooth.
After taking a nap, Mom says we don’t need a meter, we can fix one.

We tear the box of cereals, which is the shape of the pyramids of Egypt, into a thin strip.

I measure his nose, which is two inches. I write down my nose by an inch and a quarter.

I say: Hey, let’s measure the room.

I write all sizes, like the height of the wall and the door where the ceiling starts. It is six feet and seven inches. I say:
– Guess, all the boards are almost taller than the ruler.
Mom hits him in the head and says: I did not even think about it, we must have made the line very short. Well, let’s count the tiles, it’s so much easier.

I measure the walls of the bed, but my mom says they are all four.

The floor of the room is square, the table is circular, I’m confused, but Mom says it should be measured from the middle, the widest part. My three-legged, two-inch chair and my mom’s are just like me.

Then I draw between the numbers with a crayon. Like a carpet, but crowded and clumsy. I’m choosing spaghetti tonight, but fresh broccoli is not my choice.

It is useful only for us. I cut the words into pieces and swallow them, and when my mother sees them, she says: Oh no, where are the big pieces? But I know he’s not really angry, because raw things keep us alive longer.
Mom heats the stove with two red buttons, I’m not allowed to touch it because it’s mom’s job to make sure it never catches fire like on a TV.

If a flame catches our clothes, the flames become like the Portuguese language, burning the room and turning it to ashes.

I do not like the smell of broccoli, but it does not smell like green beans.

Vegetables are real but ice cream is on TV, I wish it was real too.

I ask: Is the plant something creamy?

– Well, oh… but not the kind to eat.
– Why not flowers?

Mom shrugs and stares at the spaghetti: tired.

– Must sleep.

– He is also tired when he wakes up. Maybe the soil does not feed him enough.

– Well, he can eat my broccoli.

Mom laughs: Not this kind of food, plant food

– We can ask him to bring it to the list of requests on Sunday.

– I myself have a large list of things we want.


Mom spaghetti pulls out the cream and says, “Here in my head, I think they like fish.”

-Who are you talking about?

Plants, they like rotten fish. A fish bone.

-Maybe this time we had fish, we could put a piece under the plant soil.
– Not my property.

– Well, okay, from me

Don Ahu described this small room so intricately and delicately (not a physical description) that we have to hold our breath when we enter the room through him.

This novel is a highly philosophical work based on psychological issues.

The reaction and behavior of the two main characters of the mother and her child can be very much analyzed.

A mother who also has real world experience can get rid of this crypt after years of waiting.

But when he communicates with the outside world, he finds himself in another prison that has the limitations of a real prison.
“The room (Don Ahu) not only hurts the heart but also challenges the soul,” the Guardian writes of the novel The Room and Its Impact on the Audience.
Don Ahu has used complete and accurate semiotics in writing this work.

Prison, the relationship between mother and child during captivity in the room and then, television, etc. are all signs that will bring serious interpretations.

Don Ahu seems to critique the modern and complex society in which he lives (a simple human society, not a geographical one);

And perhaps one of the most fundamental and valuable axes of this work is the study of relationships within the community.
The critic of the New York Times used an interesting analogy for the room where the events take place.

He likens the room to a large womb that has all the intricacies of a mother’s womb to prepare the baby for the real world.
Jack, a five-year-old child in this novel, however, has not achieved the necessary mental development due to all the deprivations and distance from society, and he has a strong sense of unity and oneness with his mother.
Jack’s mindset is based on what is in the room.

He has no idea about the world outside the room. Of course, we must also pay attention to this important and thought-provoking comparison of the author.

Compare the real world with all its complexities and the world inside the room with all its limitations. But perhaps these two worlds are not much different from each other.
The TV element, which is one of the most basic tools and limited appliances in the room, is very important.

This device plays a key role in creating the child’s understanding and perhaps teaching the story.

It may not be so inappropriate to assume that the author makes a serious reference to the functioning of the media.
The media that in today’s seemingly modern society create the world they want and introduce it to the people.

The negative character in Nick Pir’s story is the same person who imprisoned the two in the room.

The author of the book does not pay much attention to this negative character due to the importance of creating the space and the world of this mother and child.

We never get to know his intentions, goals and personality traits.

Can we not easily come to the conclusion that he is a criminal who is facing society or, conversely, that he is a product or even a victim of the ruling social system?

Don Ahu proves to us that we are all prisoners of the captivity of our own self-made world.
We have forgotten the relationship and become captive to modern and postmodern relations.

With the help of a five-year-old, he shows us the bitterness and frustration; And maybe the story is told by a child to reduce its sting.

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