Peter Pan And 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 Count of Monte Cristo does not have a very obvious good versus evil theme, but more of jealousy and betrayal. This betrayal leads to a less prominent theme of hope. Alexandre Dumas wrote, "All human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'wait' and 'hope'." While this is very important, Peter Pan has that theme of good versus evil, but it also has one of friendship and family relationships. One thing that Peter Pan focuses on a lot is the relationship between a mother and her son. Barrie loved his own mother very much and received his inspiration from her experience. Penguin Random House said, "When Barrie was six, his older brother David died in a skating accident. Barrie then became his mother's chief comforter, while David remained in her memory a boy of 13 who would never grow up." The author placed his happy feelings in Peter Pan instead of the sad, negativity of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte …show more content…
First, the characters and setting are very well described and are very fun to read about. The main character is Peter Pan, a young boy who can fly and refuses to grow up. Also, the climax is intriguing and suspenseful. Captain Hook and Peter fight to the death in a combat battle, while The Count of Monte Cristo's characters fought over money. Finally, the author's style makes it easy to comprehend. J. M. Barrie put a little bit of his own life in his book which made it more relatable even if it is fantasy. Some may say that The Count of Monte Cristo has a better theme, but more would say that Peter Pan has stronger, more happy themes. Sir James Matthew Barrie will make you want to escape to Neverland with Peter and the Lost Boys, but he says you have. For he said, "We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no

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