Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children Essay

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Hiding in plain sight, belittled for their differences, and ridiculed for trying to be normal. Most of us would see these peculiarities as gifts, but in the 19th century theses “gifts” were seen as curses. Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children is about a young boy named Jacob whose grandfather died in a more than strange way. This book circulates Jacobs grieving process as he searches for answers about his grandpa’s death. Whilst traveling too his grandfather’s childhood home, Jacob found a little more than he bargained for. In this journal I will be evaluating, questioning and predicting. In this paragraph I will be evaluating the decisions Jacob has made throughout this novel and his relationship with his parents. I will also be evaluating Miss Peregrine’s choice to keep all of her children trapped…show more content…
To begin, Jacob has had to make many decisions that have lead him to where he is now. He could have made better choices to avoid complications along the way. I am evaluating Jacob’s choice to lie to his parents and his psychiatrist, Dr. Golan. Countless times throughout the novel, Jacob has kept things hidden from the people he should trust the most. He keeps his whereabouts and personal feelings buried at all costs. Jacob when talking about his dad: “I started avoiding him. I’m not sure he even noticed. It became depressingly easy to lie about my coming and goings”(Riggs 272). This quote from the book further proves how Jacob is becoming accustomed to lying, and in evaluating his choices throughout the novel this is not a good one. My second evaluation topic is the condition that Miss Peregrine keeps her children in. The children she cares for have been trapped in a time loop for hundreds of years, living the same day over and over again. Her only reason for keeping them there is so they do not grow old and die, living a normal
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