Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Setting & Symbolism

Ransom Riggs
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Florida

America's so-called "Sunshine State," Florida is where the Portman family (Jacob, his parents and his grandfather) make their home.

The Portman House

Jacob and his parents live in a large, expensively furnished and decorated home paid for by money from the pharmacy business owned by the family of Jacob's mother. The house is a manifestation of the essential superficiality and selfishness of Jacob's mother, with both house and attitude becoming aspects of his life that Jacob realizes he is not afraid to leave behind.

Abe's House

Abe's home, also in Florida, is where Jacob hears most of the stories his grandfather tells, and where his grandfather is killed. The woods in back of the house is where Jacob sees the monster (a hollowgast - see "Characters") that killed his grandfather, a sighting that sets him off on his journey of transformation.

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