The Peter Pan
Scottish playwright J. M. Barrie wrote an interesting and classic fairy tale called The Peter Pan. Fairy tale is full with memorable characters: Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook and the three children – Wendy, Michael and John. The children fly off with Peter Pan to Neverland. Peter Pan is a free spirited and playful young boy. He can fly and he can never grow up. His whole childhood he spent having adventures on the magical island of Neverland. Peter is a leader of the Lost Boys. Through his adventures he is interacting with many fascinating creatures like pirates, mermaids, fairies and Native Americans.
The family Darling has three children: daughter Wendy and two boys Michael and John. The Darlings also have a nanny for children. But an interesting fact is that nanny is not a person, it is a Newfoundland dog. Maybe that is why there is so much joy and happiness in their home. Nanny’s name is Nana. One night Mrs. Darling puts her children to bed. While she is napping, a draft from the window awakes her. Suddenly, she sees a strange boy in the room. Mrs. Darling starts to scream and Nana starts to run after the boy but he escapes leaving his shadow behind. He was chaperoned with a ball of light. Mrs. Darling takes the boy’s shadow and puts it in a drawer. She thought that the boy will return for it and then she will catch him.
Mr. Darling considered the whole story about the boy silly. He thinks they should find a new nanny for the children. He believes that Nana is having too much authority in the house so they drag her out of the house and lock her up.
The next evening, Mr. and Mrs. Darling go out. Children were left with a maid at home. While children are sleeping in their room, the boy returns. The boy’s name is Peter Pan and he came with a friend Tinker Bell, a fairy who looks like a ball of light. Peter Pan starts looking for his shadow in the room. He finally detected the shadow. But, accidentally he shut Tinker Bell instead. While Peter is trying to stick his shadow to him, he awakes Wendy. They started talking. Peter tells Wendy that he get away from his home because he overheard his parents talking about all of the things he will have to do as an adult. So he joined the fairies and now he never has to grow up. All of a sudden he remembers Tinker Bell. He starts looking for her. When he found her, Wendy was amazed. Tinker Bell was so small that she could hardly see it. This fairy was not very much nice, she called Wendy nasty names.