Peter Pan Movie vs Book Essay example

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The Barrie book and the Disney film present a big number of elements that match and of facets that are completely distinct. Firstly, the 1953 movie respects the narrative lines and the main personal characteristics. Peter Pan, for example, is as cocky, courageous and forgetful as he is in the book, just as Tinker Bell is as jealous, but possibly in a slightly less sexual way. The most important moral values followed by the book are also maintained by the Disney feature, such as the pricelessness of youth and the importance of family.
In terms of the elements that separate the two art forms in their treatment of the story, two main kinds can be distinguished: those that are totally irrelevant for the narrative (and that only suit technical
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The most well-known case is that of a brilliant conversation between the Darling couple, discussing whether it would be possible to have Wendy or not:
“I have one pound seventeen here, and two and six at the office; I can cut off my coffee at the office, say ten shillings, making two nine and six, with your eighteen and three makes three nine seven, with five naught naught in my cheque-book makes eight nine seven – who is that moving? – eight nine seven, dot and carry seven – don’t speak, my own – and the pound you lent to that man whocame to the door – quiet, child – dot and carry child – there, you’ve done it! – did I say nine nine seven? Yes, I said nine nine seven; the question is, can we try it for a year on nine nine seven?”
“Of course we can, George,” she cried. But she was prejudiced in Wendy’s favour, and he was really the grander character of the two.
“Remember mumps,” he warned her almost threateningly, and off he went again. “Mumps one pound that is what I have put down, but I daresay it will be more like thirty shillings – don’t speak – measles one five, German measles half a guinea, makes two fifteen six – don’t waggle your finger – whooping cough, say fifteen shillings” – and so on it went, and it added up differently each time; but at last Wendy just got through, with mumps reduced to twelve six, and the two kinds of measles treated as one.” (Peter Pan: I). On the other hand, some characters lost psychological profoundness in the film

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