Peter Pan Essay | A Lesson in Maturity from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan

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A Lesson in Maturity from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan

Summary: J M. Barrie's Peter Pan is a poignant tale about the magic of childhood. The main character, Peter Pan, is a magical boy who wishes never to fall into the banality of adulthood, but to have an adventure every moment and remain forever young.
J M. Barrie's Peter Pan is a poignant tale about the magic of childhood. The main character, Peter Pan, is a magical boy who wishes never to fall into the banality of adulthood, but to have an adventure every moment and remain forever young. The play details Peter's relationship with a young girl, Wendy, who is on the cusp of young adulthood. Peter's gang, the Lost Boys, wish for a mother to read them stories. Peter goes and retrieves Wendy to be their new mother. Their adventures reveal much about the nature of childhood and Barrie's thoughts on the bittersweet necessity of growing up.

In order for Barrie to get his message on the importance of growing up across to the audience, he must first set himself up as an authority on adolescence and the child's mind. A fine example...

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