Peter Pan - Act 5, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scene 1 Summary

This scene is called The Pirate Ship. Late at night on Hook's pirate ship, The Jolly Roger, a few sailors stand watch as Hook paces. He speaks to himself about how most children are safe asleep in their beds while the children he's keeping prisoner are about to be executed. After giving voice to more nasty thoughts about children, he calls for the Lost Boys to be brought out. When the terrified boys are all on deck, Hook says that two of them can save their lives by becoming cabin boys. The boys tell him that their mother wouldn't be happy if they became pirates. For a moment, Michael and John are tempted, but when they learn that they would have to be disrespectful to the king, they decline.

Hook orders that "their mother" be brought up. Wendy is shoved out onto the...

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