Hollow City Symbols & Objects

Ransom Riggs
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Tales of the Peculiar

What makes the Tales of the Peculiar so important to the novel is its comment upon the children's plight. The Tales are the author's way of playing with the metafictional aspects of the novel. For instance when Bronwyn first reads from the tales, the children hear about the peculiar animals that nearly went extinct because hunters were trying to kill them. Similarly the wights, the hunters of the story, try to kill Miss Peregrine's children, the peculiar animals. In this way, the Tales of the Peculiar both give the children information and act as a tool of furthering the plot and outlining the book's important themes. Millard, the invisible scholar, says that he never knew the Tales of the Peculiar were anything more than children's stories. He then realizes that there is much to be learned from the Tales. In the same way...

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