Readers’ aren’t Peter Pans – Or Are They?

This paper examines the way readings and interpretations ‘Children’s’ Classic’, Peter Pan by James Barrie have changed in an incredibly large number of ways since it was first written. Its’ popularity has never waned, but reactions, criticisms, and re- telling/makings have been changing continuously, almost as if every single rereading of this tx changes t text necessitates a resetting of our interpretative paradigms. I will be analyzing the changes I have noticed in my own readings, the changes for both teacher and student when the book is reread “officially”, and at a few of the many recorded accounts available of other readers’ experiences with this book. Apart from critical accounts we find many such effects of rereading this text in creative presentations of the changed vision both in books where Peter Pan

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