Tuesday, June 23, 2009

yes, darling.

As you know, we're big fans of Peter Pan - and his "philosophy", too :)

But his story would have been completely uninteresting if it wasn't for Wendy, you know? At first, the girl goes with Peter looking for a way to escape the boring, scary "real life", but then she understands that each step you make teaches you things - and you shouldn't reject anything life throws at you.

If Peter seems superficial, she is more profound. If he hates adults, she begins to understand them. Despite what others say, we've always thought Peter and Wendy are not opposites, but merely two halves that come together to create a whole.

What do you think? :)


The Never Fairy said...

Yes, that's certainly a valid interpretation. However, it's also easy to see how Hook and Pan's "opposition" to one another reveals a sameness - the desire to be loved, the need for being in charge and the recognition in each other of something either lost (or unattainable.) That's the genius of Barrie... it works on several levels. It's as much a story for adults as it is for children, if not more so. :)

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BURP said...

thanks for the comment, Never Fairy :)

what you say is true and we cannot think of something better than a story with multiple levels of interpretation :)

Andreea said...

i totally agree! and we do need some lovely stories from time to time :)

BURP said...

@Andreea: we knew you'd agree :) big BURP kiss