"As I looked at the photograph, I realized how obviously faked they were. You could see a rope suspending the levitating girl" (26).
"I left the house feeling like I was further than ever from the truth" (56).
Even while feeling this defeated, he returned and eventually found the children.
"I turned to look and he seemed to stare back- though he couldn't have, I realized with a small shock, because his eyes were a perfect milky white" (21).
The theme of the book is looks can be deceiving. Throughout the book, things aren't what they seem for Jacob. In the beginning, he thinks the photos are fake. Later, he thinks Dr. Golan is really his therapist. And even later, he thinks the house is abandoned when it isn't.
Jacobs character is developed when he sees the old, abandoned remains of the orphanage. You can really see how relentless he is, as he could have simply given up, but he persevered and found the peculiar children.
They cannot leave, and I'd appreciate if you didn't make them want to" (147). -Miss Peregrine scolding Jacob
"It stared back with eye that swam in dark liquid, furrowed trenches of Carbon- black flesh loose on it's hunched frame, its mouth hinged open grotesquely so that a mass of long eel-like tongues could wriggle out" (24). This paints a vivid picture of the monster, although nothing on this website is really what I had imagined.
Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Quirk Books, 2013. Prototypes, LLC Clever. “The World's Best Free Online Storyboard Creator.” Storyboard That, Storyboard That, 20 May 2018, www.storyboardthat.com/.
One example of foreshadowing comes just before Jacob finds his grandfather's dead body. He sees an old man outside with white eyes and assumes he is blind, not realizing he is in the presence of a wight.
When Jacob and Emma are in the loop, she picks an apple and gives into him. Jacob keeps it in his pocket, and when he returns to his own time, his apple shrivels and dies in one night. The apple is symbolizing the children, and the fact that no matter how bad they want to, they cannot leave their loop without rapidly aging and ultimately dying.