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Pony Talk => Off Topic => Topic started by: cookifaa on May 19, 2018, 05:18:07 PM

Title: I have a theory about Peter Pan...
Post by: cookifaa on May 19, 2018, 05:18:07 PM
I've just watched Peter Pan, again. And I think I've just realised something.

The reason why Peter didn't stay with Wendy and why Wendy didn't stay in Neverland, is because it was all a metaphor for Wendy's childhood. The reason she also says that Peter never came back, even after he promised was because he was never real, he left because he was her childhood, and eventually everyone has to grow up.

I feel sad.
Title: Re: I have a theory about Peter Pan...
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on May 19, 2018, 06:12:18 PM
Yes... that is one interpretation of the story... :)
Title: Re: I have a theory about Peter Pan...
Post by: LadyMoondancer on May 19, 2018, 08:12:51 PM
I think you're right.  Peter Pan himself represents perpetual youth.  He is inventive, clever, and brash, but also immature, cruel, and callous in the way children are.

In the book he returns to Wendy many years later, not understanding how many years have gone by and that she's grown up.  She asks him where Tinkerbell is and he doesn't even remember her.  Tinkerbell died (because fairies have very short lives) and he simply forgot her because he always lives in the present moment.
Title: Re: I have a theory about Peter Pan...
Post by: Nemesis on May 19, 2018, 09:48:29 PM
She asks him where Tinkerbell is and he doesn't even remember her.  Tinkerbell died (because fairies have very short lives) and he simply forgot her because he always lives in the present moment.

Wait, seriously!? :shocked: Now THAT’S... profoundly depressing.

...Anyway, I tend to think of the story itself as a metaphor for childhood. I wouldn’t like to think of all the magical happenings within said story to have been figments of Wendy’s imagination, mostly because I find “it was all a dream” endings terribly lame... But as others have said, that IS one interpretation. :(
Title: Re: I have a theory about Peter Pan...
Post by: melodys_angel on May 20, 2018, 04:26:22 PM
That's an interesting representation.  I think you might be right.
Title: Re: I have a theory about Peter Pan...
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on May 20, 2018, 06:26:42 PM
Another popular theory is that Peter Pan is really about death and the afterlife... 
Title: Re: I have a theory about Peter Pan...
Post by: Mkia on May 21, 2018, 01:33:11 AM
Huh... that's interesting! It does make sense that peter leaving is like Wendy's childhood leaving and her growing up. I never thought that hard into it!