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Peter Pan

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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Mrs. Darling offers Peter the chance to be adopted into the Darling family after he and her children return from their adventure in Neverland. This, however, means that he will grow up into a...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2020, 11:45 am (UTC)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wendy's exact age is never revealed, though we do have some clues that help us determine her approximate age. We know that Wendy still sleeps in the "nursery" with her brothers, so she is still...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020, 11:37 am (UTC)

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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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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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Peter Pan is a play (1904) and a novel (1911) written by Scottish novelist and playwright Sir James Matthew Barrie. It tells the story of a young, free-spirited, and playful boy by the name of...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2021, 7:58 am (UTC)

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The main idea of Peter Pan is that childhood is a special time of possibility because of the child's vivid sense of imagination. This is represented most fully in Peter Pan, the child who turns...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2020, 11:17 am (UTC)

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The fact that Peter Pan's shadow can be detached from him is an indication that, as a boy who can never grow up, he is not attached to the earth like everyone else. A shadow is one of many signs...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020, 11:27 am (UTC)

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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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In The Little White Bird, the J. M. Barrie novel in which Peter Pan first appears, Peter can fly because, like all babies, he was originally a bird. Barrie says that that Peter's age is "one week"...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2020, 1:05 pm (UTC)

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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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Yes, Tinker Bell drinks the poison. Captain Hook has just dropped five drops of what is probably the "most virulent" poison ever into the cup holding Peter Pan's medicine as he sleeps. Peter wakes...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020, 11:31 am (UTC)

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"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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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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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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There are several possible reasons why Captain Hook and Peter Pan are enemies. A literal, concrete reason for their hostile connection centers on Hook’s arm. Hook tells Smee that Peter cut off his...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2020, 3:59 pm (UTC)

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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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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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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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As Wendy grows up, she gradually loses the ability to fly. At first, she can get to Neverland with Peter to tend to the Lost Boys by using a broom, but eventually even that ability ends. She has to...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2020, 11:56 am (UTC)

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In chapter 5 of Barrie's novel Peter Pan (also known as Peter and Wendy), Smee notes that Captain Hook, though fearless in other respects, has a strange dread of crocodiles. Captain Hook corrects...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2020, 11:57 am (UTC)

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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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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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Towards the end of chapter 5 of J. M. Barrie's fantasy adventure, Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, first written as a play in 1904, then as a novel, Peter and Wendy, in 1911, one of the...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020, 4:28 pm (UTC)

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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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The Lost Boys in Peter Pan are the six boys plus Peter, who is their captain, who live in Never Land. They all are boys who fell out of their prams (baby carriages) when their nurses failed to pay...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2019, 3:58 am (UTC)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Peter Pan appears in various works by J. M. Barrie, and the way in which he is presented is not entirely consistent. None of the sources directly mentions his age, but in the 1911 novel Peter and...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2020, 12:43 pm (UTC)

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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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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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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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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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In chapter 1, Mrs. Darling is troubled by some leaves that she finds in the children's nursery, and as she puzzles over their source of origin, Wendy tells her that Peter Pan must have brought them...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2020, 3:42 pm (UTC)

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In J. M. Barrie's novel Peter Pan, Peter addresses all the children who are dreaming of Neverland, asking them to clap their hands to show that they believe in fairies. He does this when Tinker...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020, 11:32 am (UTC)

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