Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe Nana's role in the children's bedtime rituals.
Nana turns down the beds in preparation for the children being ready for sleep. She baths the boys and brings them their nightly dose of medicine. She is also trusted by Mrs. Darling to protect the children.
2. Why does Mrs. Darling believe Peter Pan continues to return to the nursery window? Why does she believe this?
Mrs. Darling has Peter Pan's shadow. She pulls it out of a drawer where she keeps it hidden and says she believes Peter Pan continues to return to the nursery window in search of his shadow.
3. Describe the argument between Mr. Darling and the boys regarding their nightly medicine.
When John and Michael refuse to take their medicine, Mr. Darling says theirs is not nearly as bad as what he has to take. This prompts Wendy to get Mr. Darling's medicine. Mr. Darling agrees that he will take his medicine if Michael takes his own. Mr. Darling does not and puts it in Nana's bowl instead.
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