What is the main conflict or problem in the book Peter Pan?
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The main conflict in Peter Pan is the conflict between growing up and keeping your innocence. If we become so cynical that we no longer believe in the innocence of youth, we will forget how to fly.
as i see it, Peter is terrified of feelings. of any kind, and part of the transformation from boy to man is emotions; strong once such as pain, love, jealousy, and he, being a smart boy, is realizing that, but doesn't have the tools to deal with it so he's practically fighting himself. (Hook represents every bad feeling there is and peter See's him as an alter ago for all the adults in the world.) peter is proud, and See's feelings not only as the enemy, but as a great weakness. and if he's weak, then what is he worth? how could he survive?
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