“I go to my room’ is Leoshine’s first attempt to engage for herself, to change her captivity. She tried for her sisters and was quashed, but her father offered hope, a tie to the past. This time she is on her own.
What emotions do you feel when you are pleading? Hope that you can make a difference? Grief because you are missing something worth pleading for? Fear that you cannot overrule the reason you are missing something important ? ‘Disappointment’ seems an anemic word to describe the devastation of denial.
Robin doesn’t take Leoshine’s request seriously. He seems to be a brick wall. We see a brief flash of Leoshine’s hope when she recognises the way to her room. Is her hope permanently killed when she sees her past erased?