Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children- time loops and parallel universes or lack-there-of

The Universe created by Ransom Riggs in the series of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is one built on the manipulation of time where the secret residents of the world, peculiars, live in time loops where they live the same day over and over again in a particular spot. Peculiars are aware of this and and may go about the day however they’d like and the future beyond that fixed point would never be changed and the day is always reset so that each morning is the same. How might this contradict or relate to the belief that time is either linear or circular? Are these loops directly related to time or are they more like a parallel universe? Is the universe in this series a parallel universe in itself?

  • This sounds like it would hurt my head. Can't wait! – J.P. Shiel 8 years ago
  • Also, a good time for something like this as we approach Tim Burton's upcoming adaptation. – J.P. Shiel 8 years ago
  • This is a great topic; I wondered how time and universe applied, too, while reading it. It seems as though the world of Miss Peregrine's house exists in a cycle of the same, directly related to time. It became fragmented for me when it became easier to go between the worlds and incorporate facets in both, especially when the peculiar timeloop fails to reset and they have to find another. – Aine 8 years ago
  • As it is clearly relevant: Edge of Tomorrow is a film with the same basic premis and may be worth looking at from a film standpoint – Cory MacRae 8 years ago

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