Motherhood Is A Major Theme Portrayed By Peter Pan

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The idea of motherhood is a major theme portrayed in this novel. Motherhood is having a child of your on and raising tht child to become the best they can be. Being there to support and love them when ever they need you to. J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan is a children’s story about a boy who never wants to grow up and become an adult. Although the concept of having a mother is symbolized throughout Peter Pan, it is motherhood itself that prevents Peter Pan and others from maturing into responsible adulthood. Peter Pan wants a mother, but at the same time Peter does not trust mothers because he believes that his birth mother betrayed him. Peter also believes that mothers turn children into adults. The novel 's opening scene is in the nursery of the Darling house, and it also ends in the nursery. The nursery is very important for the Darling family. It is where John, Wendy and Michael sleep, and where they are taken care of by Mr. Darling and Mrs. Darling and also by their dog called Nana. Nana is portrayed as a maid in the novel because the Darlings could not afford to pay a human to work for them. The fact that J.M. Barrie decides on the nursery for being the location for both the beginning and the end of the novel is symbolic of the importance of family life and maternal care in the novel Peter Pan. After the Darling children return back home from their adventures in Neverland, they come back to the nursery to be taken care of again by their mother and father. Wendy, which
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