Peter Pan Reimagined

Peter Pan Reimagined

A Comparison of Brom's The Child Thief and J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan

Franziska Schweitzer

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52 Seiten

ISBN-13: 978-3-9606-7012-4

Verlag: Anchor Academic Publishing

Erscheinungsdatum: 09.06.2016

Sprache: Englisch

Farbe: Nein

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What does Avalon have to do with Neverland? Why are the children the only humans who can use Avalon’s magic? What are the differences between J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and Brom’s Child Thief? Brom wrote a haunting reimagination of a book that is still one of the most important for children. Yet, The Child Thief is not a book designed for children. There is a great difference between the flying boy in Barrie’s original and Brom’s Peter. This poses the question, which traits of the original Peter Pan did Brom use as they were and which ones did he give a twist? Every change that Brom made has implications that go beyond a simple adaption to our modern taste. Since The Child Thief also does not follow Barrie’s Peter Pan concerning the storyline or the narrative style, the formerly posed question encompasses therefore the whole The Child Thief.
This treatise aims to answer these questions and to give an outlook on possible further research.
Franziska Schweitzer

Franziska Schweitzer

Franziska Schweitzer B.A. was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1988. From early childhood on, she was most interested in folklore and fairy stories. She studied Indology and British Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and finished her Bachelor Studies in 2014. Now she is continuing in the British Studies’ masters programme and attempts to acquire the Japanese certificate as an extra-curricular achievement. She has been to India for over half a year, learning Hindi and studying the complex Indian culture. Her study interests range from Irish folklore, over Japanese language and arts to Indian culture.

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