Abstract

Both Peter Pan and Tuck Everlasting explore two alternative solutions to a conflict central to childhood experience: to grow up to adult responsibilities or not to grow up at all. By introducing readers to the Tuck family who magically cannot die in a world where everyone else does, Natalie Babbitt's novel deepens the Peter Pan "myth" by dramatizing the fact that the choice of embracing adulthood includes, of necessity, choosing death.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-1201
Print ISSN
0885-0429
Pages
pp. 107-111
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-04
Open Access
No
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