Room

New this month Question: Why did Joy's father not want to talk to Jack, and why could he not even look at Jack when Joy asked him?

New this month Answer: It's not explained. For whatever reason, he apparently is unable accept that his grandson is the illegitimate product of rape. He may consider his daughter to now be sullied from the experience, and possibly blames her in some way, even though she was a victim. It is also possible he may believe that he somehow failed to protect her.

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New this month Answer: Jack was conceived through rape. Robert is unable to come to terms with it.

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New this month Question: If Jack thinks the room is the whole world and that space surrounds the room, where does he think Old Nick is coming from when he walks in the door?

New this month Answer: He's a five-year-old child and lives in a very structured, controlled, and unnatural environment. He isn't capable at that age to really begin questioning how and why something should or shouldn't be. He believes what he is told.

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Well, except when Joy tells him that something outside Room exists and he doesn't believe what she tells him and immediately questions how that could be possible.

And that is certainly a starting age point of where a child will begin to have an ability to analyze and interpret their environment and question what they are told. They begin asking "why" to whatever they are told.

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Question: What happened to Old Nick after Ma and Jack were rescued?

Chosen answer: It is shown on a news report that he was caught and arrested soon after.

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