J.M. Barrie & the Lost Boys Setting & Symbolism

Andrew Birkin
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Never Never Land was the figment of JM Barrie's imagination. The place where children would never grow up had many incarnations of its name, published or not, over the years. They include: Never Never Land; Never Land; Neverland; the Neverland(s); and Peter's Never Never Never Land.

The concept for Never Never Land came from Barrie's idea of a place where children would remain ever young. Supposedly, this idea was inspired by the deaths of Barrie's brother David and friend James McMillan.

Never Never Land became the home to Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, Tinker Bell, and eventually, Wendy, Michael, John and Peter Darling.

Like the name, the concept of Never Never Land changed, depending on the character describing it or the work in which it was contained. All seem to agree that it was some kind of island and the way to get there...

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