Peter Pan Syndrome Analysis

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Peter pan, who is a carefree boy, never grows up. Shown in Barrie’s story, Peter Pan lives in the Neverland which is a fantastic place separating from real life. The unconscientious boy always is naughty, arrogant and naïve, he never cares about other things or people except for himself. In his life, there are many interesting events as well as strange and eccentric things, thus he is too busy to observe all and remember everything. The reason why Peter Pan’s story is so popular is that no one can escape from growing but Peter who can stay in the careless childhood forever. However, in realistic, an adult who lives like Peter Pan is considered as “Peter Pan Syndrome” in the aspect of psychology. In my opinion, the name of the syndrome is almost …show more content…
For instance, Peter Pan cannot understand how important a mother for children is and he cannot discern the affection of Tinker Bell, Wendy and Tiger Lily. What’s more, he even does not know what a kiss is. To be exact, Peter Pan is a socially disconnected boy. According to the story, he is a self-centered and baffling child who always likes to acts alone. Such as, in Barrie’s words, “he often went out alone, and when he came back you were never absolutely certain whether he had had an adventure or not” (Barrie 83). As we can see, “Peter Pan Syndrome” sufferers just like Peter prefer to immerse in their own world instead of sharing with …show more content…
Those parents meet all the demands of their children evermore and those children live in such a carefree life that loss an ability of dealing with problems independently. The children always rely on others even when they become adults. Therefore, in order to make children grasp abilities to live independently and become a mature adult, children should be taught how to get along with other people friendly and how to become a conscientious person.
In conclusion, I think “Peter Pan Syndrome” is an appropriate term to describe those adults whose psychological age are still in childhood. Although Peter Pan is a delightful innocent boy in the story book (in fact, he sometimes is righteous and brave and accommodating in the book but not in long-term), the adults like Peter Pan are unwelcome in the reality. “Peter Pan Syndrome” gathers the drawbacks of a childish and unconscientious children who cannot adapt to the society of adults. The suffers’ emotion, attitude and interpersonal relationship will be influenced by “Peter Pan

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