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What is Peter Pan's shadow like and what does it mean?

In many ways, Peter Pan is a playful story about the innocence of childhood, but the symbolism of Peter's shadow—which can be detached from the rest of him, a flat and uninteresting piece of matter...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2017 10:48 am UTC

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What time period is Peter and Wendy set in?

Peter and Wendy, also called Peter Pan, is the title of a play published in 1904 as well as a novel adaptation published in 1911. Both the play and novel format tell the story of Wendy Darling, her...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2016 1:18 am UTC

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How does Wendy feel about growing older? Cite at least two pieces of evidence from the text in your response.

Not surprisingly, Wendy is of two minds about getting older. First, unlike Peter, she recognizes that getting older is just a natural element of the human condition and every person must face it,...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2020 2:59 pm UTC

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What is the main problem in the story Peter Pan? What happened to Peter and the children?

The main problem in the story is that the main character, Peter Pan, does not want to grow up.To grow up means to assume adult responsibility, and Peter Pan desires to be a child forever. In Never...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2008 12:57 pm UTC

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What is the main conflict or problem in the book Peter Pan?

Peter Pan does not grow up, and this creates a poignant dilemma, for everyone around him does. Eventually, if Wendy is any example, the aging grown-ups and Peter become increasingly unable to...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2018 1:27 pm UTC

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Discuss the ending of Peter Pan.  

An appealing tale because it incorporates fantasy with adventure, the ending of Peter Pan illustrates Barrie's light satire with a romantic tone. In Chapter XV, Peter boards Hook's ship and...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2016 7:29 am UTC

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What is the point of view in J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan?

The point of view of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan is an interesting combination of omniscient third-person narration and first-person narration. Though the narrator uses the pronoun of "I' often, many...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2019 8:38 am UTC

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Why does the author state that Wendy having a daughter “ought not to be written in ink but in a golden splash”...

It's a few years after her adventures with Peter Pan, and Wendy's all grown up and married. And it isn't very long before she's given birth to a bouncing baby girl called Jane. Right from the start...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2020 11:19 am UTC

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In the book Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, what is the conflict that drives the plot?

The main conflict in the book is that between staying eternally a carefree child and accepting the growth and responsibilities of adulthood. Peter represents the eternal child. He actively resists...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2018 12:32 pm UTC

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What is the climax of the book Peter Pan?  

The climax arrives in chapter 15, when Peter comes to rescue the Lost Boys and Wendy from the clutches of Captain Hook and his pirates. Tricked into capture through a ruse of Captain Hook's, the...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2018 8:49 pm UTC

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What do the lost boys symbolize in Peter Pan?

According to Peter Pan, the lost boys are "boys who fall out of their prams when the nurse is looking the other way and, if they are not claimed in seven days, they are sent far away to the...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2019 11:18 am UTC

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What are all of the problems in Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie?

There are two problems in the story Peter Pan. Peter Pan, the title character, does not want to grow up. He lives in Neverland, but he has a curiosity and a longing for aspects of the real world....

Latest answer posted June 20, 2016 4:04 am UTC

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How would you identify the writing technique in J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan in chapter 5?

Barrie (or his narrator) is engaged here in what is known in film as "breaking the fourth wall." In a movie, this is when one of the characters acknowledges the presence of an audience and...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2019 2:55 pm UTC

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Why does Jane remember Peter better than her mother, Wendy?

Jane is the daughter that Wendy has after she grows up and marries. Jane can remember Peter better than her mother because Jane is still a child and has a child's wonder and imagination. Wendy...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2020 12:07 pm UTC

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Why doesn’t Peter want to be adopted?

In act 1 of J. M. Barrie's fantasy play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, Wendy Darling first meets Peter Pan in the nursery of her home in London. Peter has come to retrieve his shadow...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2019 10:16 pm UTC

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Can you please summarize Peter Pan and the story of Peter and Wendy?

The J. M. Barrie children's fantasy masterpiece tells the story of the Darling family and the mysterious Peter Pan, "the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up." Peter and his ball of light, Tinkerbell, show up...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2011 12:40 am UTC

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Why doesn't Peter notice much?

In Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie, Peter is a perennial child. He will never grow up, and he does not want to grow up. Thus, like most children, he is somewhat self-centered and has a relatively limited...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2020 12:23 am UTC

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In what way is Peter Pan about growing up?  

An ethereal creature, Peter Pan lives in a boyish fantasy world in which life consists of flying around, adventure, fighting pirates, and just having fun. And, as Barries writes, "Children have the...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2012 2:20 am UTC

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How many pages are in the book "Peter Pan"?

I wish that I could give you an absolute, definitive answer to this question. The problem is that Peter Pan is an old book. On top of that, it is a very popular book. Together that means the...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2016 5:21 pm UTC

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What was Mr Darling's career?

Mr. George Darling works as a bank clerk. Knowing what he does for a living helps to provide us with a better understanding of his character. Mr. Darling is a practical, no-nonsense, down-to-earth...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2017 9:50 am UTC

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Why did Peter Pan run away as baby?

Peter Pan explains to Wendy that he ran away when he was a baby because he heard his parents talking about what he would be like when he was a man. This horrified the child because he had no desire...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2018 8:07 am UTC

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How is nostalgia utilised in Peter Pan?

I would say that Peter Pan embodies a type of nostalgia in terms of how he views childhood. Peter views childhood in a nostalgic condition. It is one that he sees as an immediate refuge and...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2013 1:57 pm UTC

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What is the name of the Indian tribe of Neverland?

J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, named the Indian tribe in Neverland, the Piccaninny tribe. They were represented in a sterotypical way and referred to as "redskins". Tiger Lily was the...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2010 10:24 am UTC

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Why is Mrs. Darling tidying up her children's minds on page 6 of Peter Pan?

Mrs. Darling is described as "tidying up her children's minds" in chapter 1 ("Peter Breaks Through") of Peter Pan as a means of explaining her maternal instincts and deep sense of care for her...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2020 12:15 am UTC

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What are the main differences between the book and the movie? What are the little differences between the book and...

If you're talking about the 1953 Disney animated version, then the differences between the two works are largely minimal as far as faithfulness to the letter of the text goes. For example, in the...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2018 8:16 pm UTC

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In Peter Pan, how do the mermaids feel about Wendy? Why?

The mermaids in J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan spend their time lazing around the lagoon, brushing their hair, and admiring their reflections in the water. They do not care for any of the children in...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2016 8:46 pm UTC

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In Peter Pan, why was Mrs. Darling nervous to have Nana outside while they were away at the party?

In Chapter One, Mrs. Darling first starts to become nervous about leaving her children alone without Nana when Wendy tells her that a boy has come to the third story window of her room at night....

Latest answer posted June 22, 2019 3:53 pm UTC

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Why did Peter Pan scatter the contents of the drawer?

Peter Pan has lost his shadow. After the Darling children are asleep, he calls to Tinker Bell, who is hiding in a jug, to ask where it is. She responds that it is in the big box in the drawer. In...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2016 5:58 pm UTC

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Who are the lost boys? What are their characteristics?  

Peter Pan explains to Wendy that he lives in Neverland with the lost boys. When Wendy asks who they are, Peter says that they are children who have fallen out of their perambulators "when the nurse...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2017 9:34 am UTC

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In Peter Pan by J.M Barrie, what does Peter symbolize?

I think it is safe to say that Peter Pan is symbolic of youth. That comes with things like vitality, fun, and a responsibility-free life. Peter is the leader of the Lost Boys, so he does have some...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2019 4:08 pm UTC

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It says: Write a five paragraph essay, with proper introduction and conclusion showing how the theme of Peter Pan is...

The best way to get started with this prompt is to identify the theme you want to explore and then the specific three characters and/or character relationships you believe support your...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2010 2:31 am UTC

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What was the first thing Peter Pan said to Wendy?

The first thing that Peter Pan says to Wendy is “what’s your name?” She tells him her full name and then asks him his. He responds that it is Peter Pan, a name Wendy finds disappointingly short....

Latest answer posted July 11, 2018 11:44 pm UTC

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Why did the stars just sit around and wink in Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie?

The stars in Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie are under a strict punishment for something that happened a very long time ago--so long ago, in fact, that the oldest stars (which are quite old) do not know...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2013 6:42 pm UTC

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What is the rising action of the book Peter Pan?

In a story's plot structure, the rising action consists of a series of incidents and events that generate suspense, tension, and greater interest in the narrative. In Peter Pan, the rising action...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2019 12:53 pm UTC

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What agreement do Peter, Wendy, and Mrs. Darling come to in Peter Pan?

The first performance of Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie's fantasy play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up was at the Duke of York's Theatre in London on December 27, 1904....

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019 12:06 am UTC

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Is Neverland Real

It would be nice if there were some place we could escape to and avoid all the stresses of grown-up life. I'm afraid we'll just have to keep hoping!

Latest answer posted October 21, 2008 11:24 am UTC

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When Peter tells Wendy his name in Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie, why does she say, "Is that all?"

When Peter describes himself as just "Peter Pan," Wendy is surprised at his lack of names outside of a given name and surname. It is possible she also thinks that "Pan" is quite short in syllables...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2016 5:56 pm UTC

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To what extent do you think Peter Pan suffers from a sort of nostalgia for the state of childhood? ‘Let them doze...

Childhood and the inevitability of losing that childhood at some point in the future is a key element of this story, and it is clear that whilst Barrie might have intended this story for an...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2013 6:38 am UTC

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What was the end result of the conflict between the pirates and the "redskins" in Peter Pan? Provide details from...

Before answering this question, it is important to take note of the extremely reductive representation of indigenous peoples in J. M. Barrie's story. The term "redskin" as well as the name of the...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2019 12:52 pm UTC

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How is Peter Pan showing the characteristic trait of refusing to grow up in Barrie's Peter Pan?

In Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie, the author uses the character of Peter to elevate childhood innocence to a romantic ideal. Barrie glorifies the ability to imagine and to fully immerse oneself in...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2018 1:45 am UTC

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What is the biggest problem the Darlings have?

The following answer is based solely on my opinion, but I would suggest the biggest problem with the Darling family is that the parents are simply not very attentive. Although both Mr. and Mrs....

Latest answer posted April 2, 2018 8:51 pm UTC

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Captain Hook heard the tick tock of the crocodile. What was the effect?

Captain Hook fears the crocodile that ate his hand, and he lives with his fear that the animal is coming after him to devour the rest of his body. Because of this, the effect of the crocodile's...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2016 5:16 pm UTC

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What is the conflict in the movie Peter Pan?   none

One of the central conflicts in the 2003 film of Barrie's work Peter Pan is the challenges Peter undergoes in terms of accepting the responsibility of growing old. Peter finds himself clinging and...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2009 8:50 pm UTC

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Who is Peter Pan? Does he exist in real life?

Peter Pan is a character in a play and novel written by J. M. Barrie. The first appearance of Peter Pan was in a novel called The Little White Bird, published in 1902. In 1904 Peter Pan was brought...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2016 8:41 pm UTC

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How does Wendy feel about growing older? Cite at least two pieces of evidence from the text in your response.

Wendy is the oldest Darling child and although she clings to magical ideas like playing with mermaids, she also cherishes the idea of being a woman and a mother. In chapter 6, when Wendy awakens...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2019 8:09 pm UTC

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What are some examples in Peter Pan that express homosexual tendencies? Both in the text and related to Barrie's life...

You can probably go in all sorts of directions with this interesting topic. I recommend that you first use library databases as well as general internet searches to get as many leads as you want...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2010 2:09 pm UTC

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How does J. M. Barrie's life affect Peter Pan, the book?

James Matthew (J. M.) Barrie was one of ten children born to David and Margaret Barrie. Many of his older siblings (he was the eighth to be born) did not survive to adulthood, including two who...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2012 9:52 pm UTC

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Why did Wendy want to go home?

"Wendy, let us go home," cried John and Michael together. "Yes," she said, clutching them. Moments earlier, in Chapter 11, "Wendy's Story," of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Wendy Darling was telling...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2019 2:19 am UTC

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Why did Peter Pan never visit Wendy again?

Peter Pan is one of those characters, like Sherlock Holmes or Tarzan of the Apes, who seems to belong to the world of myth and legend rather than having been created by a single author. J. M....

Latest answer posted December 6, 2020 12:00 pm UTC

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Why did J. M. Barrie write Peter Pan?

J. M. Barrie originally created the Peter Pan character to entertain the sons of his friend Sylvia Llewelyn Davis. Allegedly basing the flying boy that never grew up on a deceased brother who...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2020 12:30 pm UTC

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