Study Guide

Room Characters

Jack

Jack is five years old. He was born in Room and raised in Room. It comes as quite a shock when he...

Ma

Ma is twenty-seven. We never learn her real name, and Jack only calls her Ma. Kidnapped by Old...

Old Nick

For the first two half of Room, the only characters we meet are Jack, Ma, and Old Nick. Old Nick...

Grandma and Steppa

Grandma is Ma's (adopted) ma. She believed her daughter had run away, but she always held out...

Paul, Deana, and Bronwyn

Paul is Ma's brother. Since she disappeared, he's married Deana and together they've had a young...

Grandpa

Ma's dad, whom we only know as Grandpa, has a more difficult time dealing with his daughter's...

Dr. Clay and Noreen

Dr. Clay is the doctor who helps Ma and Jack readjust (or, in Jack's case, adjust for the first...

The General Public

Jack encounters a few more people who are named but who are not really developed as characters....