J M Barrie’s Peter Pan

J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan is a children’s novel about a boy who doesn’t want to grow up. It’s a story of adventure and fantasy. The focus of the story is on a magical place called Neverland where Peter Pan lives with fairies, pirates, and Indians. Children have the power to escape reality by creating an imaginary world with unrealistic characters. J.M.Barrie uses the character of Peter Pan to show the imagination of childhood, uncertainty and emotional complexity of children and adults.

Peter pan represents the spirit of a child and the imagination of childhood.

When Wendy asks Peter if he can fly, he says, “when you just think lovely wonderful thoughts and they lift you up in the air.” Children are innocent and naive. They have the ability to do more than pretend that something is real; they believe and make it real.

Peter says, “Of all the delectable islands the Neverland is the snuggest and most compact, not large and sprawl, you know, but nicely crammed. When you play at it by day with the chairs and table cloth, it is not the least alarming, but in the two minutes before you go to sleep, it becomes very nearly real that is why they are night lights.” Children are scared of darkness and being surrounded by darkness because its similar to being lost. Peter avoids the darkness by pretending there is light, he feels protected and safe.

It takes courage to grow up and face the adulthood and the responsibilities that come with it.

Through Peter, Wendy, and the lost boys, Bernie portraits what is like to be caught between childhood and adulthood.

“Let me go! She ordered him” Wendy wanted to go to Neverland, because she wanted to be a mother. Going there would give her the opportunity to fulfill her dream of being a mother. Being the eldest, she wanted to watch over them and protect them. Also, she knew that Peter and the lost boys don’t have a mother Peter says, “And you could darn or clothes, and make pockets for us. None of us have any pockets.” Peter wants to have a mother, that’s why he wants Wendy to be their mother because he has already seen her taking care of her brothers.

“I was just thinking,’ he said, a little scared. ‘It is only make-believe, isn’t it, that I am their father?” Peter loves playing pretend father with Wendy, but he doesn’t like to take the responsibilities of a father. He is the one who protects them from Captain Hook and teaches them how to fly in Neverland, but in reality he doesn’t want to accept any responsibility.

In order to grow up and take responsibility, you need the guidance of your parents.

The role of motherhood is repeated throughout Peter Pan.

“See, dear brothers,”says Wendy pointing upwards, “there is the window still standing open. Ah, now we are rewarded for our sublime faith in a mother ‘s love. “So up they flew to their parents, and pen cannot describe the happy scene, over which we draw a veil.” Wendy had such a faith in her mother’s love that she was confident that she would be welcomed back.

“Mrs. Darling had bathed them and sung to them till one by one they had let go her hand and slid away into the land of sleep.” Mrs. Darling was a very dedicated mother and Wendy and her brothers were confident of her love for them, and that’s why Wendy decides to leave Neverland and go back home. She takes on the responsibility to care for Peter and the other children but she also decides to go back home and not make her mom worried.

He tells Wendy that he was once like them; he flew off to Neverland thinking that his mother would always leave the window open. “long ago,” he said, “I thought like you that my mother would always keep the window open for me; so I stayed away for moons and moons and moons, and then flew back; but the window was barred, for mother had forgotten all about me, and there was another little boy sleeping in my bed.” The closed window represents irresponsibility and a lack of parental nurturing. In order to grow up and mature you need guidance from your parents and since his mom shut the window, he never had that from her.

Ultimately, it’s only Peter that decides not to grow up, because he doesn’t remember the past, and he only remembers the present. He wants to live at the moment and stay a child forever.

J.M. Barrie uses the character of Peter Pan to show the imagination of childhood, his hatred toward adulthood, and the effect of mother/child relationship on the journey to maturity. I believe children don’t have any power over their lives. They are told what to do, when to eat, and who to talk to. However, they are able to influence their world through their belief and imagination.

Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
$0.00
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with MyhomeworkGeeks
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
Testimonials
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
ACC543MANAGERIALACCOUNTINGANDLEGALASPECTS
excellent
Customer 452773, January 25th, 2024
Business and administrative studies
excellent job
Customer 452773, March 12th, 2023
business
Great job
Customer 452773, February 13th, 2023
Business and administrative studies
Thanks
Customer 452773, March 3rd, 2023
ACC/543: Managerial Accounting & Legal Aspects Of Business
EXCELLENT JOB
Customer 452773, January 10th, 2024
Social Work and Human Services
Great work I would love to continue working with this writer thought out the 11 week course.
Customer 452667, May 30th, 2021
Business and administrative studies
Excellent work ,always done early
Customer 452773, February 21st, 2023
Human Resources Management (HRM)
excellent, great job
Customer 452773, June 19th, 2023
English 101
great summery in terms of the time given. it lacks a bit of clarity but otherwise perfect.
Customer 452747, June 9th, 2021
Nursing
I just need some minor alterations. Thanks.
Customer 452547, February 10th, 2021
Business and administrative studies
Excellent job
Customer 452773, March 9th, 2023
BUSINESSADMINECO535
excellent work
Customer 452773, October 6th, 2023
11,595
Customer reviews in total
96%
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
37%
Customers referred by a friend
OUR GIFT TO YOU
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat
Close

Sometimes it is hard to do all the work on your own

Let us help you get a good grade on your paper. Get professional help and free up your time for more important courses. Let us handle your;

  • Dissertations and Thesis
  • Essays
  • All Assignments

  • Research papers
  • Terms Papers
  • Online Classes
Live ChatWhatsApp