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Plot Diagram for "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childre

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Erin Gruber

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Transcript of Plot Diagram for "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childre

The story begins in Florida, in Jacob's past, with some of the exciting stories and scary photographs his grandpa shared with him of monsters, that he thinks are just made up.
Rising Action
Jacob decides to stay and live with Miss Peregrine and Emma, instead of going back to his family. He made this decision because he doesn't want to have to live the rest of his life in fear that monsters will come and attack him like his grandpa. Since the monsters know about the time loop hole the peculiar children live in, the peculiar children, Emma, Miss Peregrine, and Jacob have to travel the world to find a safe loop hole for all of them to live safely in.
Falling Action
1) Dr. Golan throws Miss Peregrine (in her bird form inside a bird cage) over the railing of the lighthouse into the ocean.

2) Emma tried to burn Dr. Golan with her peculiar talent, of making fire with just her hands, but it doesn't work because he attacks her.

3) Jacob shoots Dr. Golan in the neck and Dr. Golan dies.

4) Together, Emma and Jacob save Miss Peregrine.

5) The time loop does not reset that night, so Jacob is left with a difficult decision.
The Climax the of the story is when Jacob, Emma, and a few other peculiar children go to find the real truth about the recent killings, so they disobey Miss Peregrine's rules and go into the village. On their journey, the kids realize that they are under attack of a wight and kill it, before it kills them. After their defeat, they find out that Miss Peregrine has been kidnapped in her bird form by a wight, who is trying to kidnap all of the ymbrynes. As Jacob and Emma go to help Miss Peregrine and kill off the wight, they all realize that the time loop Miss Peregrine made, has something wrong with it. Instead of the loop going back in time, it started to move forward at a faster pace.

I chose this event as the climax because Jacob had to make a decision of whether or not to stay at Miss Peregrine's house inside the time loop, or if he should go back to the present day with the rest of his family and have a possibility of getting attacked by a monster again. This decision is a Man vs. Self internal conflict.
Plot Diagram for "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"
By: Erin Gruber Lab B

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Major Settings
- The story first takes place in present day Florida.

The Portman's house
- Jacob's family owns a huge, rich house. Their family owns a pharmacy, so that is wear they get most of their wealth from.

Abraham Portman's house
- Jacob hears many stories from his grandpa here, and his grandpa is killed in the woods by a wight behind the house.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
- This home is a place for peculiar children on Cairnholm Island. Miss Peregrine runs this house and made a time loop that resets itself everyday on September 3, 1940 because the house was bombed by Germany.

Cairnholm Island (Wales)
- The story takes place in both the past (1940) and present of September, 3 on the island. In the present, Jacob and his father stay at a place called The Priest Hole, but in the past, the story takes place at Miss Peregrine's house.
Jacob Portman
- A 16 year old boy who doesn't have many friends and can see monsters. He has a close relationship with his grandpa, who tells him many stories that he thinks aren't true...until his grandpa dies.


Hollows and Wight
- These monsters are invisible that only Jacob and his grandpa, Abraham, can see. The wights serve the hollows as witch-like humans, but have eyes that don't have pupils or irises. The hollows were once peculiar children that tried to defeat the time loop. They eat the peculiar children to stay immortal, and if they eat enough of them, they turn into wights. A wight used Jacob to find the peculiar children (Dr.Golan).
Abraham (Abe) Portman
- Abe is Jacob's grandpa, who was Jewish and fought in World War II. He went to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and fell in love with Emma Bloom as a teenager, until he met his wife when he moved back to the U.S. Also, he can see monsters like his grandson, Jacob, but was killed by one.
Emma Bloom
- Emma lives in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. She can make fire with just her hands and looks 16 because she stopped aging in 1940. Emma was Abraham Portman's first love when he was a teenager, but now she likes Jacob, Abraham's grandson.
Miss Peregrine
- Miss Peregrine runs the home for peculiar children and takes care of the children in it. Miss P is an ymbryne, which means that she can turn into a bird. She created the time loop her and the peculiar kids live in, so the same day repeats over and over again (September 3).
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1) The first main event that occurs is the murder of Jacob's grandfather in the woods behind Abe's house. This is the first time Jacob comes across a monster (antagonist).

2) On Jacob's birthday, his aunt gave him a book that was his grandfather's called, "The Selected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson." While looking at the book, a letter fell out that had a postmark on it from Cairnholm Island and it was signed by Alma LaFay Peregrine (the woman who ran the children's home). This letter leads to an internal conflict of, Man vs. Self. Jacob has to decide whether or not he believes his grandpa's stories still.

3) Jacob and his dad travel to Cairnholm Island to find Miss Peregrine's home in crumbles because it was hit by a bomb in World War II. Before the agreement of traveling to the island (between Jacob and his dad), Jacob had to convince his dad to let him go, this external conflict is Man vs. Man, without Jacob's dad letting him go to the island, even though he had to go with him, the rest of the plot would not have taken place.

4) While investigatng the house on the island, Jacob recognizes a girl named Emma from the pictures his grandpa shared with him. Jacob follows Emma, but she captures him and takes him through a tunnel that leads to the past. At the end of the tunnel, Miss Peregrine's home isn't in crumbles anymore and there are other kids with unique talents.

5) Jacob continues to move in and out of the tunnel (past and present) and sees a flock of sheep and a villager get killed while in the past. Jacob learns that those murders were because of wights trying to find food for their leaders, hollowgasts, who eat peculiar children (like the ones in Miss Peregrine's home). In the story, the wights attack the villagers and try to attack the peculiar children. This external conflict is called Man vs. Society because there are more monsters fighting against the children then then there are children.
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The flock of sheep is a symbol of the many Jews that were being killed by the Nazis. The sheep also represents the peculiar children that were getting killed by the Wights.
The pictures and stories Abe shares are good symbols for the memories people have as they grow up in different times. Just like in the story, there are different times in people's lives where they make different memories that can be remembered through pictures and stories.
The bog that is in between the island (present) and the other time zone (past) is symbolic of a barrier between two different decisions. In the story, Jacob made the choice of going through the time loop to visit the past or stay in the present. During people's lives, they have to make many decisions based on places they should go or stay, too.
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