Hollow City Themes & Motifs

Ransom Riggs
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Peculiarity

In a novel with the word peculiarity in its subtitle, normality defines the strange at the same time that it exerts societal pressure. In other words, normality as in the people in the novel without powers expect certain things both from each other and from the children. The most important question that Riggs raises throughout the novel is whether peculiarity is something to be celebrated are criticized.

For most of the novel the children free from monsters. Their near hopeless situation combined with the fact that Rick gives the story through Jacob's perspective creates a powerful desire in the reader to take the side of the children. Well this is certainly understandable, Riggs also introduces characters that criticize the children's use of their powers. The most important example of this phenomenon occurs when the children take refuge in the house of Esme and Sam during the...

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