M Barrie in 1911. Peter Pan is the protagonist in Barrie’s fiction novel. To explain Peter Pan’s life in the novel, let’s begin with the setting known as Neverland which is where Peter Pan lived. In Neverland, kids who never want to grow up live there, and Peter Pan as well as a group of kids known as the “lost boys” lived there happily. That being said, we will derive some characteristics Barrie illustrates in his original text to describe Peter Pan.
In addition to Bettelheim’s argument, I believe that fairy tales are essential for a child's mind to grow and so that they may become the hero in their own story. In order for most children to understand a concept, it must be simple so that it won’t just go in one ear and out the other. Because of this fairy tales are written in in a simple form so that children may understand good is what the moral of the stories or as Bettelheim says in “the most essential form.” For example in “The Three Little Pigs,” the only house that remains standing is the one made out of bricks. This teaches children that with hard work and effort one may triumph. The other two houses made by the lazy pigs were destroyed because the pigs did not try hard enough to make them last and so the wolf blew them over.
Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, four siblings travel into a wardrobe and are transported to a magical realm, known as Narnia, where they discover that they must help bring the fantastical realm out of its eternal winter. In J.M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy, the story of Wendy Darling and her brothers John and Michael is explored as a young boy who never grows up takes them to Neverland; an island where the only inhabitants are pirates and the Lost Boys. In both of these stories, there is one element in both that makes these otherwise entertaining tales into inspiring coming of age stories. This element is in the importance of the role of the absent parent.
“Cinderilla" and “Hansel and Grethel" engage with the concept of childhood imagination as a reflection of children’s innocence. Therefore, fairytales allow children to see themselves as a hero because of the imaginary world created. Children seek an ideal place where they can escape from their trouble homes. As a result, they go on
Peter wants to play in Never Land forever and avoid responsibility while careening through the air amid pirates and redskins and a strange yet hopeful band of "Lost Boys." It was all so much fun, and I could never figure out why Wendy and her brothers decided to return home. Obviously, it was because of their parents, but still their sudden longing for the nursery never really rang true for me. Of course, they had to go home because that was what happy endings were all about. Yet Peter was still out there not growing up anyway, so the fun was still to be had.
Because he is so focused on this “pleasure” he cannot understand authority or the appeal of growing up. “Barrie,” according to Michael Egan in The Neverland of Id: Barrie, Peter Pan, and Freud, “unconsciously created a vast, symbolic metaphor—the Neverland—of the child 's id” (Egan 37) that shows just how connected Peter, Neverland and “pleasurable, primitive instincts” (Boulton 308) really are. The intertwining of these three create the young and cocky boy children read about across the world. Egan goes onto say that “Peter Pan successfully works through some
Even if the rest of the creatures knew little to nothing of his sexuality or relationship with Ethan, he could still take comfort in the fact Ethan loved him. That’s all that mattered to him. "Maybe two hours... Sorry I didn’t wake you; I’m not good at the whole romantic morning thing. And you aren’t the most pleasant company in the mornings.
The nursery acts as a place of safety for the Darling children. They do not encounter real danger until they leave the nursery’s space and enter the outside world and the Neverland. As they fly to Neverland the children and Peter go on for so long that they get too sleepy and when any one of them starts to fall, they rely on Peter to catch them, but “there was always the possibility that the next time you fell he would let you go” (Barrie, 103). There is a chance that any one of the children could plummet to their death if Peter “let you go.” There is no longer the security of their parents constantly trying to keep them safe. As soon as they enter the Neverland, the children are attacked by pirates, “The pirates…fired Long Tom,” their cannon, “at them” (110).
When anyone thinks about a children’s fairy tale the most common ones that can come to mind is “Little Red Riding Hood”. Fairy tales convey a hidden message to children. Like how in “Little Red Riding Hood” the message is to not talk to strangers. Fairy tales have been created to help children understand things in a fun and enjoying way. Not every kid can learn and understand things the same way; it all depends on what they have been taught and exposed to in their life.
They cause the mind to go off into a place where the child is actually with the characters, and not just reading about them. Having and creating a healthy mind involves several aspects. One should not expect their child to gain anything positive from a violent and evil fairy tale, except fear. Fear will not teach the child how to deal with or handle their problems. A contemporary fairy tale will teach them how to deal with their problems without scaring the children that heard or read these fairy tales.