Miss Peregrine's Home

For Peculiar Children (Written By: Ransom Riggs)

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Characterization

Ransom Riggs, the author of my story, uses other character's actions/words and the character's own thoughts/actions/words to build characterization. These methods show that the main character, Jacob, likes Emma and that he is peculiar.


Example 1: I went to take a shower and I thought about Emma. I washed my face and thought about Emma. I brushed my teeth and thought about Emma.


Example 2:"I knew there was something peculiar about you, and I mean that as the highest compliment," she said.

Point of View

The point of view in my story is first-person.


Example 1:"Close," my grandfather said, "she's levitating."


Example 2: I didn't know how to respond. How do you say, "I'm sorry your father didn't love you enough," to your own dad? I couldn't, so instead I just said goodnight and headed upstairs.


This point of view was effective because it allowed you to uncover the mystery behind Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children the same way Jacob did, and it allows you to experience his actions and feelings throughout the process.

Theme

I believe that the theme of my story is that it's okay to be peculiar.


Example 1: Throughout the story, Jacob meets many children who were judged or taken to freak shows because they were peculiar. He soon finds out that they are really nice people, and that a book shouldn't be judged by it's cover.


Example 2: "I don't mean to be rude," I said, "but what are you people?"

"We're peculiar," He replied, sounding a bit puzzled. " Aren't you?"

"I don't know. I don't think so."

"That's a shame."

Dialogue

This piece of dialogue is important in my story because it explains why Abe, Jacob's grandfather, was at Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children to begin with.