Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

by Ransom Riggs
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children begins in Florida where Jacob finds his grandfather dying in the woods after being mauled. As a young boy, Jacob is mesmerized by his grandfather’s...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2018 2:11 pm UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

The answer to this question can be found at the end of chapter 1. Jacob, holding his dying grandfather in his arms, tells him that he loves him, and then his grandfather seems to "disappear into...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2019 9:27 am UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ricky and Jacob are kind of an odd couple, young men you wouldn't normally expect to be friends. Yet friends they are, drawn together by mutual need. Ricky, who's not exactly the brightest tool in...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2019 9:23 am UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Jacob's made the fateful decision to return to the house, which he's going to explore. At first, it's quite a fascinating experience, discovering all those dusty old photos, toys, and various bits...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2018 11:32 am UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

I think that one word that can be used to describe Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is "transcendent." There is much in the novel that represents what it means to be transcendent. The...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2014 11:02 pm UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Convincing arguments can be made either for human-versus-society or human-versus-himself as the novel's central conflict. Ransom Riggs's novel centers on Jacob Portman's quest to help and...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2019 4:23 am UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

The novel alternates between realistic and fantasy worlds in conveying the way that Jacob learns about the Second World War, when the Nazis killed and persecuted millions of Jews, along with gay...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2019 9:42 pm UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

This is an exceedingly complex question, so I will discuss the roles of good and evil in Jacob’s life as a focal point. Prior to his grandfather’s death, Jacob lives a monotonous life in Florida...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2018 12:48 pm UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

One trait that might makes Riggs’s writing style distinct is his immediate embrace of rather sensational, hyperbolic language. In the first paragraph of the novel, you should have come across words...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2020 5:34 pm UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ransom Rigg’s book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is about a teenage boy named Jacob, who grew up listening to his grandfather’s stories about his rather peculiar life. In the first...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2020 10:31 pm UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

I suppose you could claim that Ransom Riggs’s novel highlights the vulnerability of identity. It might explore the ephemeral nature of identity. People don’t stay the same. Miss Peregrine could be...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2020 4:14 pm UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Well, keep in mind that Jacob is the narrator of this novel who is entranced by his grandfather's outlandish past. With this in mind, there is no doubt that there are many quotes that "show a...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2015 7:14 pm UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

When Jacob's grandfather is killed, his death is surrounded by mystery. His family believes he was hallucinating, weakened by the senility of old age, and wandered off to be killed by a dog in the...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2021 11:43 pm UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is the first novel by American author Ransom Riggs and was written in 2011. It is a fantastical tale told with words and the use of old photographs,...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2015 9:33 am UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

In Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, there are multiple children (and some adults) that have very strange powers and abilities. The main character Jacob does not believe...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2020 8:20 am UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

In the novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Jacob begins as a young child who is obsessed with his grandfather's stories before going through adolescence and becoming jaded. As a...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2019 9:25 pm UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

At the beginning of chaper 6 of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, Jacob describes his state of mind as a "fever dream or stress episode" (143) so even his interpretation...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2019 9:51 am UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

You can find the full summary here on Enotes. You can type the title of the book in the search engine, or you can click this link:...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2012 2:00 pm UTC

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

This story is essentially the search for understanding of self embarked upon by Jacob, the protagonist of this novel. In particular, what Jacob needs to come to terms with is the stories that his...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2013 7:02 am UTC

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