Peter Pan Symbolism
He would often accompany Barrie during his walks in the Kensington Gardens. It was during one of these usual walks that George said, “To die will be an awfully big adventure.” Coming from a six year old, this is an extremely deep comment. It is uncertain whether or not he knew the full extent of what he said, but that phrase became one of the most famous quotes in the novel. It can be found on page 107 where Peter can feel his death closely approaching him. He had been injured by the infamous Captain Hook and was stranded on Marooners’ Rock as the tide continued to rise.
Unfortunately Sylvia died of cancer while the boys were still young. Due to this, Barrie became the new guardian of the five boys, and he loved them as if they were his own children. This is where Barrie got the idea of having the Darlings adopting the lost boys at the end of the story. That aspect of the story was already touching to begin with, but knowing that in reality, Barrie was the one who adopted the “lost boys” makes the scene all the more heartwarming.
Neverland suffers from a severe lack of mature functioning men. This is why Peter and the lost boys are in such dire need of a