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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Michael Gualberto

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Transcript of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Summary
-Sixteen year old boy, named Jacob Portman.
-Grandfather told Jacob stories growing up about monsters.
-Lives a normal life until his grandfather is murdered.
-Jacob and his father go to a island off the coast of Wales, where his grandfather lived as a child, to learn more of his childhood.
-Discovers that kids lived with him as well.
-Finds photographs of the kids that lived there.


Setting
-Beginning of the book starts off in the present in Florida , where Jacob lives.
-Later on Jacob is given a message from his grandfather saying "Go to the island. Find the bird in the loop on Sept. 3rd, 1940, on the other side of the old man's grave.”
-The Cairn Tunnel
-Cairnholm Island in Wales in both the present and September 3rd, 1940.
Major Characters
Jacob Portman:
Peculiar that sees hollows (monsters)
Sixteen years old and grandson of Abraham Portman
Dynamic character - Evolves and matures into a more mature
Round character - Kind, brave, smart, worries
Miss Peregrine:
Can manipulate time and turn into a Peregrine Falcon.
Runs the peculiar children's loop on Cairnholm Island
Static character - Does not change through out story
Round character - Clever, sweet, kind, warm hearted and thoughtful.
Emma Bloom:
Make fire with her bare hands.
Was a good friend of Jacob's grandfather
Dynamic character - Slowly opens up to Jacob. Develops feelings.
Round Character - Courageous, clever, and quick.
By :
Michael Gualberto
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


Author: Ransom Riggs


Published: 2011, Philadelphia, Quirk Books
Minor Characters
Abraham Portman:
Jacobs Grandfather
Was also a peculiar
Leaves Miss Peregrine to fight in the war
Static character - Does not evolve into a different character.
Dr.Golan:
A wight. A wight helps hollows (monsters) White eyes with no pupil.
Jacob's bus driver, yardman, and psychiatrist then tries to kill Jacob and Emma.
Round character-helpful, kind, reasonable and does give Jacob advice, but is secretly evil.
Conflict
Man vs. Supernatural Conflict:
Finds his grandpa murdered by the monsters in the old stories.
Must avenge his grandpa and find out what other stories are real.
Man vs. Man:
Is not used to family issues.
Must fight himself out of his comfort zone to investigate his grandpa's death.
Protagonist & Antagonist
Protagonist: Jacob Portman is the main character and is the central character in the conflict.
Antagonist: Hollows are driven to consume peculiars, but will eat common people or animals if necessary
Suspense & Surprise
Suspense:
Jacob finding the house his grandpa used to live in.
Discovering the peculiar kids.

Surprise:
All the stories that Jacob's grandpa use to tell him when he was little were true.
Dr.Golan is the "villain."
Ending
Endings - Happy:
Dr.Golan kidnaps Miss Peregrine
Jacob and Emma work together to save Miss Peregrine
Hero slays villain
Another peculiar has a vision of the future
Jacob and other peculiar children work together to stop what the peculiar sees.
Theme
Theme:
Trust and to follow your instincts.
Jacobs trust towards his grandfather.
Jacobs trust towards all the peculiar children and Miss Peregrine.
Help him understand what his last words and wishes.
Emotion & Humour
Emotion:
Emma had been in a relationship with Abraham.
Jacob shows up looking much like his grandfather.
Could not help but love him as much as she loved Abraham.
Emma does not want to accept.
Jacob falls for Emma, which leads her to love him as well.
Loves him for who he is, or for his connection to Abraham.

Humour:
Jacob, Miss Peregrine and the peculiar children are having dinner.
One peculiar is invisible at the table.
“How many times have I told you? Polite persons do not eat supper in the nude.”
Symbol & Irony
Symbol:
The picutres
Pictures in general
Meant a lot to the Peculiar Children and Miss Peregrine
To Emma it meant the moment she spent with Abraham and her only connection to him.
For Jacob they were clues.
To the reader they are a way for them to see the characters and monsters in the book with better clarity.
Irony:
Irony: The person that Jacob trusted the most ended up being his enemy.
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