How are the everyday lives of Peter Pan, Wendy and the lost boys depicted in Peter Pan?

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When Peter Pan is away from Neverland, “things are usually quiet on the island” (ch 5, p. 28).  Even the pirates and lost boys do not fight.  Yet Peter “hates lethargy” and when he there “you will hear the whole island seething with life” (ch 5, p. 28).  Typically, there is a lot going on.  The tribe of lost boys does answer to Peter.

The lost boys were out looking for Peter, the pirates were out looking for the lost boys, the redskins were out looking for the pirates, and the beasts were out looking for the redskins. (ch 5, p. 29).

Wendy’s life on the island is not exactly easy, because the boys are all making trouble and Tinker Bell, the “jealous fairy,” does not like her.  Peter brought her to the island to be their “mother.”  On the island, the boys mostly play around and fight, and Wendy looks after them.