Peter Pan And The Count Of Monte Cristo Comparison

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"Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning." Peter Pan is a fantastical children's book published in 1904 by Sir James Matthew Barrie, more commonly known as J. M. Barrie. The Count of Monte Cristo, written by Alexandre Dumas in 1844, is a historical young adult fiction. These two books could not be more different. Peter Pan focuses on the imagination of young ones, one of which will never grow up. The Count of Monte Cristo follows the betrayal of a man and his revenge. However, Peter Pan is overall a better book. First, the author gave very detailed descriptions of the setting and the characters. Second, the climax was entertaining and engaging. Finally, the writer's style was smooth and easy to understand. J. B. Priestly …show more content…
The climax is one of the most important parts of a book. It is usually the most exciting and you can usually tell where it is. Normally it is near the end so that you want to read more. Peter Pan's climax was the battle between Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, and the vicious Captain James Hook, captain of the pirates. Peter Pan and Captain Hook have a famous rivalry that started when Peter cut off Hook's hand and fed it to a crocodile who now hunts the captain. In order to build the suspense, Peter says, "Hook or me this time." Both of them are very determined to get rid of the other. In The Count of Monte Cristo, there is not a clear climax. Much of the book is spent with the Count as he plans his revenge on the men who got him thrown in jail. Many of these plans are just ridding them of their money with no real action. The Count of Monte Cristo says, "In the eyes of the world, a large fortune covers all defects." This quote envelops the theme of money and how it is the focus of the …show more content…
J. M. Barrie is the creator of Peter Pan. Biography.com states, "Born on May 9, 1860, in Scotland, J. M. Barrie was a Scottish dramatist, best known for writing Peter Pan in 1904, or The Boy Who Would Never Grow Up. The son of Scottish weavers, he moved to London to pursue his interest in becoming a playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired his masterpiece." When you read Sir Barrie's work, it is easy to understand and entertaining for all ages. The plot moves along smoothly and doesn't jump around. It is a book that can be enjoyed by all ages. This is not the case with The Count of Monte Cristo. Alexandre Dumas is the scribe of The Count of Monte Cristo. Dumas' father died when he was four years old, leaving his family with very little money. The Count of Monte Cristo is harder to follow and covers the lives of many different characters making it very confusing. It is definitely a book meant for adults who love financial

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