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    James Matthew Barrie, an author and playwright, is well-known for his works (Markgraf). It could be assumed that someone who wrote works so full of imagination and creativity would have the greatest amount of happiness. This idea is not true in the case of Barrie, but even though he faced such tragedy, his works are still mostly cheerful. James Matthew Barrie’s strong themes combined with deep symbolism and irony mesh together in his books and give each of his works a sense of whimsical magic and

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    "All children, except one, grow up" (Barrie 13). This is the opening sentence to a literary masterpiece with the rare ability to entrance both the young and the old. In 1911, J. M. Barrie published Peter Pan, (originally called Peter and Wendy), a magical tale that has mesmerized its audience with mermaids, pirates, fairies, and a boy who defies gravity for over a century. At first glance, the story may seem appropriate for putting tiny tots to bed. However, Barrie’s life inspired darker themes that

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    Peter Pan Film Analysis

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    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

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    Peter Pan is a character created by a Scottish novelist and playwright named J. M. Barrie (1860–1937). Today we know him as a mischievous boy who can fly and magically refuses to grow up. Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies and pirates, and from time to time meeting ordinary children from the world outside. Peter Pan has appeared in many adaptations, sequels,

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    In J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, the loss of innocence is a theme that is discussed from the first chapter. “Two is the beginning of the end” (Barrie 2) creates this underlying theme of loss of innocence right from the start. Peter is a kid who ran away from his family so he would not have to grow up and he takes the notion of staying a kid seriously. The loss of innocence comes to light when Wendy, John, Michael, and the Lost Boys leave Neverland and grow up. “We too have been [to Neverland]; we can

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    Common threads in The Lost Boys, Dracula and Peter-Pan In The Lost Boys there are similar occurrences and references to both of the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker and Peter Pan, by Sir James Barrie. There are many similarities between the three story lines. In the stories of all three works there is a common thread of story it all started with Dracula. The story of Dracula has many components of it used in the film The Lost Boys. The comparison’s begin with the vampire. Dracula is centered

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    The Magical Elasticity of Peter Pan

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    Theatre of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, Barrie was at the height of his fame and it was heralded as a theatrical extravaganza. It was to be a magical specta... ... middle of paper ... ...95. EA300 DVD 1, no. 12 ‘Peter Pan Caird Nunn’. EA300 DVD 1, no. 13 ‘Peter Pan Disney’. EA300 Study Guide (2009) Milton Keynes, The Open University Hollindale, P. (2009) ‘A Hundred Years of Peter Pan’ in Montgomery, H, and Watson, N. J. (eds) Children’s Literature: Classic Texts and Contemporary

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    noticed a small orange planet glowing in the distance. Surrounding it was a ring of gold dust of what I can only suspect to be fairydust. This must be Neverland. I have never seen such a beautiful thing in all my life. Now most of what I told James Barrie about Pirates and Indians, Mermaids and Fairies, Lost Boys and crocodiles was all true. What I didn’t tell James however was that the pirates were jolly fellows that loved a good laugh, that the Mermaids told you your fortune for a something nice

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    When children are robbed of their imagination, it can be detrimental to their development as they do not have one of the crucial coping mechanisms one can have for the many stresses of life; the power to create in their own mind. Works Cited Barrie, J. M. Peter Pan. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. Print. Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass. Chicago, IL: J.G. Ferguson Pub., 1992. Print. Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth

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    Classic Fairy Tales: Annotated Bibliography

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    then is “trample[d] . . . with the hatred and fury of the beheading Que... ... middle of paper ... ... 1-1. Literary Reference Center. Web. 4 February 2012. McGovern, Edythe M.. Magill’s Survey of World Literature, Revised Edition, January 2009, 1-1. Literary Reference Center. Web. 4 February 2012. Murray, Thomas J.. Masterplots II: Juvenile & Young Adult Fiction Series, March 1991, 1-2. Literary Reference Center. Web. 4 February 2012. Recommended Reading: 500 Classics Reviewed, June 1995,

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