J.M. Barrie. Peter Pan . Background to the session. The first session on Peter Pan looks at how language sets up ideas about childhood that might be surprising.
The book is complicated.
The book is funny.
It offers parody and grotesque.
It ‘sounds’ like a pantomime – with examples of wordplay and direct instruction.
The ongoing action implies that the battles and adventure will never stop. This is how nostalgia is located in the book.