Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy, often known simply as Peter Pan, is a work by J. M. Barrie, in the form of a play in 1904 and as a novel in 1911.
Peter Pan meets Wendy Darling as he flies past his family's window. She proposes to Peter that he go home with him so that she and her brothers can take care of him. The brothers end up traveling to Neverland, the land of Peter Pan, where they meet the Lost boys and live a series of adventures with mermaids, Indians or pirates, in a fight against the evil Captain Hook.
Despite being a story aimed at children, it offers an underlying gloom and gloom that reflects the sad events that befell the author in real life. Barrie created the figure of Peter Pan to entertain the children of a friend of hers.
"All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, “Oh, why can’t you remain like this forever!” This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end."
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