My Favorite Story
September 05, 2013
The boy who never grew up
Peter Pan – the play has been
in existence since 1904 and
was written by J.M. Barrie
The main story line of Peter Pan?
• Peter Pan was the boy who would never grow up. He was able
to fly and spend his time in these crazy adventures on the island
of Neverland as a leader of his gang called the lost boys. Peter
Pan had adventures with mermaids, fairies and pirates.
Why is this a favorite story
• I think I like the fact that Peter Pan never
grew up. Took life in stride. Never had a
care in the world, and was kind of cocky and
What different media or
story telling methods are
used to tell this story?
Peter Pan has evolved
into books, comics,
films, radio, stage TV
and video games.
Peter Pan is a 1924
silent adventure film
released by Paramount
How did the story change to adapt
to the new media or story telling
• The characters change, the
• Peter Pan, his look has
changed throughout the
different media channels.
• New characters were
• Peter Pan’s attitude changes
becoming selfish and
arrogant at times.
• Peter Pan has the ability to
wish things into existence.
Peter Pan is a 1953
American animated fantasy
-adventure film produced
by Walt Disney and based
on the play Peter Pan
Any important elements of the story lost due to
the changes or was something important gained?
I think over the course of time, the story took on different interesting elements.
New characters were introduced, making the story interesting. Focus on Peter Pan,
and his imagine changed over time. He became more arrogant and mean.
What draws people of different cultures to this story?
I think there are people who want to live vicariously through Peter Pan and enjoy the
different adventures he endured. Some might find his attitude interesting and may
wonder how he maintain any friends.
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