In this essay, I will focus on two chapters Chapter six The Little Hous,e, and Chapter seven The Home Under The Ground, and try to explore the play being presented within them.
The central focus of the story of Peter Pan lies in Neverland a prominent place in the book. This is a magic and make-believe place. It can however be complicated in many ways. In my essay, I will focus on how the play are displayed according to their actions in this make-believe world.
“The difference between him and the other boys at such a time was that they knew it was make-believe, while to him make-believe and true were the same thing. This sometimes troubled them, as when they had to make-believe that they had had their dinners” “If they broke down in their make-believe he rapped them on the knuckles.”
In this citation, we could see there is a time, but the other boys have noticed it was a make-believed time in which everything cannot be true.
Let’s supposed that make-believe is limited, it is restricted to a space, and in which time had been installed, so we can say there is a premise of possible to make-believed, that is time. However, if someone installed time, those boys maybe met the person and approved of the ideas of the people or maybe one of them is controlling time. Firstly, the other boys need to believe in it, they have to understand there is another space beyond it, but no one can see the other space, even they never know how long the time is when it begins.
Secondly, we could see make-believe as things transformed isurroundingsings while time extends to the space it may not be make-believe. Make-believe could be changed if the installation of time was more widespread.
For Slightly, make-believe and true were the same thing. His perspective itself is a contradiction, as the does same means that cannot distinguish make-believe from the ruth, and even dodoesot have an idea about them. When I read about the word ‘same’, it looks like a unified system to me, we cannot separate from anything of them. Make-believe, as well as true, are believed according to Slightly himself, but for viewers, it’s not described how to define make-believe and true. Also, people may give make-believe and truth very different interpretations because only other boys or readers may have different knowledge of make-believe.
It is interesting when I find the relationship between dinner and make-believe, the other boys realized that they are have not dinner but they pretended they had. It is a part of a game or a symbol of the game, even when they realized they are hungry there y are still described as ‘they had to make-believe that they had had their dinner’, which seems like they have responsibility for the protection, they may have faith in make-believe depend on their thoughts. Roughly speaking, this sentence means that play seems to be deceideceivees, pretend to play; to play, why we cheat to ourselves, if we do have a purpose the cheap t, there will be a result of it. Moreover, we cannot say, if we pretend to have had our dinners, we are gained entrance into the world of make-believe.
Furthermore, I will go into key concepts of make-believe and play, and analyze how the two are connected. The children may be in the process of the play; however, this does not mean that they are automatically the Self. In this paragraph, already the entrance of the children into the make-believe is interesting. They live in make-believe under the stress of Slightly, as he wrapped themwrappedknuckles, without any evidence of play, they just protect the world which is make-believed oobey obeythe order of someone made to them. The other boys submit to Peter and Peter does the same things to Wendy. And all of them dare not violate the agreement of Slightly. They never show any emotions, never object to any,hing and seem to be stoically unmoved by any requirement, even when having rappedapped knuckles by Slightly. They do not have a personal character, they are only what they are good at and are enjoyed, we could even say, that they are consumed by their play. We can read from the sentence:
‘For Wenday?’ John said aghast. “Why, she is only a girl.”
‘That, explained Curly, “is why we are her servants.’
“You? Wendy’s servants!’
‘Yes,’ said Peter, ‘and you also. Away with them’
Furthermore, we could question whether play has to create make-believe at first.
Immediately, without opening her eyes, Wendy began to sing:
I wish I had a pretty house,
The littlest ever seen,
With funny little red walls,
And the oof of mossy green.’
They gurgled with joy at this, for by the greatest good luck the branches they had brought were sticky with red sap, and all the ground was carpeted with moss. As they rattled up the little house they broke into song themselves.
They are used for the pleasure of everything in the make-believe and any actions to create make-believe, in the end, are absorbed into the play. They never answer a question about whether it plays begins, they gurgled with joy, because they have built a make-believe house. The other boys and even the little house seem like make-believe and waiting for Wendy came to begin the game. I stand in this point of view, make-believe already exist before Wendy came to Neverland, and join to their play. When Wendy came into neverland, she told those boys about her dream house while she cloclosedr eyes, and after she woke up, there was a pretty house for her. It is not only with red walls and a mossy green roof, but bt also with roses peeping in win the dow like she wished. The magical fantasy place offers her a big surprise when she is coming. As a result, there is a feeling of enjenjoymentd wilwillingness join to the play emerges into her mind.
Furthermore, we could question whether these children need learning through play. I suppose that playing plays a role to helps children learn how to use adult manufactured and thus social be behaviorists false in neverland. Neverland is a mMakemakebelieved, children will never grow up and care ceconcernedbout their future. In neverland, those boys build a house for her, but they do not recognize as it labor, they thought it is a part of the game. Although children need physical activity and social interaction to be healthy, h,happ, y, and productive individuals, they tend to escape their duty in real, for example, sweeping the floor, clean cleaning the table,d tidying their room. But everything was changed in neverland, as they never consider building a house as a kind of labor, they are enjoy their task and delighted in playing. That is why Wendy will work tirelessly after she becomes thoseboy’ss mother, she stretched strings, made of fiber and washed, even sewing and darning after the boys had all gone to bed.
‘Wendy’s favorite time for sewing and darning was after they had all gone to bed.’ It is complicated that children in neverland do not need extra time to play, labor is part of play, we could see even when Wendy has time to relax, she still chooses to work for the boys. “she had a breathing time for herself; and she occupied it in making new things for them, and putting double pieces on the knees’ On the contrary, people always require time to play in reality.
There are many plots exposed that play is connected to real and children could understand ideological structures of gender and family. TThismeans that play may not be based on make-believe. First of all, the boys cried out ‘O Wendy lady, be our mother.’ it seems like an invitation for play to Wendy who is not a boy. From the perspective of bincludinguded Peter Pan, they do know only a lady could on the duty f mother, even though iis t just a play. There isobvioususly space between reality playing. Culture develops in the child when shetryinggying to construct subjective meanings for the world; therefore, In the real world where Wendy lives, thee mother cannot be a little girl and should with rich experience. That is why she said ‘Of course,e it’s frightfully fascinating, but you see I am only a little girl. If we stand Peter’s perspective of the world, could find that his idea of ma others is simpler than Wendy’s, but the most essential feature of a mother for Peter Pan is ‘nice’. It means that his position in the cultural experience will selection t emotional attachment. ‘What we need is just a nice motherly person will thus be read as a half-symbolic structure through which child characters allowed scope for thein particular ways of making sense of the world, if we focus on this sentence, we are cand many issues in it. On the one hand, Peter Pan and the oys’ spontaneous play is still based on the real world while they have escaped from the real world. Wendy is a character who is a link with ith outside world, boys ask her to be a nice mother, which seems like a means of negotiating reality with unreality or dream. On the other hand, ‘a nice motherly person’ are words that highlight the conception of moa ther in which Peter Pan a has a voice, and owns the possibility of articulating her private experience in the terms which are considered to be best suited to him. It seems like Peter Pan has experience with their mother, he even lived in a world of neverland, but as we know he always escaped frogrowinggp, mother maybe like a monster from this point of view, why he still create a character which may menace peaceful in neverland?
In addition, when starting to ying, Wendy as a mother whold some rules in the play, such as time for storytelling, tea-time, and strruletule against turning round until one gave the signal when all turned at once. There is no point in denying that a rule set is possibly the most effective method in overcoming some upbringing difficulties, such as protecting children from dangers and guiding them to act rationally. I will argue, however, that children in neverland need to grow up. Only find one explexplanationtfors issue, rules are set and applied to underpin the authority of a mother, taking Wendy’s play as a way of expression, she turns her duty (in real) into others, and through those rulesthehi child character is made to convey her wished and difficulties in adapting to that world and in growing up. In this dreamlands of irresponsibility and no consequences, Wendy was to discover to her delight and keeps playing, the reason is that she has mastered the action she can do, to arrange duty for another, meanwhile, other children are not allowed to pose questions at will, nor are they allowed to challenge her order. Many unlimited children outside neverland, why do they are built rules in the play voluntarily?
Wendy does cooking every day she was too busy to come above ground, she roasts breadfruit, yams, coconuts, baked pig, mammee-apples, tappa rolls, and bananas, washed down with calabashes of Poe-Poe; but no one knew their meal is real or make-believe, no one even asks a question about their meal, they could eat. As we know food is the most important thing for humans, people make a living from it, and it is a problem for humans, also it is one of the reasons for conflict, but it is not a problem for children in this play. ‘It was part of a game, but could not stodge just to feel stodgy’.It is part of a game, not real, we could understand why they immense it without really eating, but they stitakeken it as trouble ‘This sometimes troubled them’. Children are indeed shown as not only radically different from adults in their modes of thinking, acting, and moral and social justice but are shown to be aimless through their playing.
Compared to an adult, children are adventuresome and full of curiosity. They attempt various activities, either with deliberation or on the spur of the moment. Imposing rules is therefore imperative, as it prevents many problems from occurring. But those boys thought to answer questions about examination papers is ‘awful interesting and insisted on joining,’ rules becoming an interesting game for them. Many questions occurring in school appear in their play, For example, many of their questions remain unanswered. In fact, “John made several crosses in his answer, and no one could reply to every question. In addition, some other rules may lead children to develop proper demeanor in different social situations and to adhere to strict rules of professional etiquette from their early childhood. When back to the moment when they require Wendy to be their mother, they all went to their knees, it is confused that who teach them and where it is from, it may not be a proper demeanor for children.
The therapeutic value of play for the child becomes fully acknowledged in the case of a little girl Wendy flying withbelieve embodies Peter Pan to neverland on the great adventure of the night when Peter flew in looking for his shadow. Play is showing a variety of emotional color in their play, especially when Wendy come to neverland. In terms of the game itself, Wendy and the bseemeems never argue about how to operate their game, there tend to be interested in the player, “frightfully fascinating’ is Wendy’s attitude towards the game, and crying is emotional of boys. Once immersed in playing, children care about whether they are participating in the gaming e, and what role they have to play in the game. They create a small world in the make-believed environment, in which their Utopian dream never far beyond the range of possibility, the boy’s owner their dream mother, and Wendy never be restricted by the rules of her position in real. The presentation sent by each takes what is needed. It would be possible to trace to follow the present characteristics of feelings towards play which have been recreated and reinvented themselves in new contexts. Although ‘cozy and safe’ is described in their little house and beautifully is a description of smoking, they are powerfmetaphorshor for children’s feelings changed through play.
Last but not least, back to the question about time in play, whether play provides a room to separate real to make-believe or not, play produces a world where children have consciousness of playing.
As time wore on did she think much about the beloved parents she had left behind her? This is a difficult question, because it is quite impossible to say how time does wear on in the Neverland, where it is calculated by moons and suns, and there are ever so many more of them on the mainland’ One of the most important features which may be discerned from the interviews is that time become unpredictable in neverland, children are hard to concern about their parents when they addiction to the world. Time in the world cannot be calculated because there are so many timekeepers and so many moons and suns on the mainland’; therefore, it could be suggested that neverland uses the time to create a gap between children and their parents. The concept of timeaboutorealityl, as we know, there is only one sun, people are on the crusading to calculate time by the color change with it, white taken as daytime, and black is night. However, everything is complicated in the play when I find this sentence ‘And that was the first of the many joyous evenings they had with Wendy’, it means that time can be calculated in the virtual world, moreover, the evening is a forbidden time for children go outside from their home in real, if Wendy and her bother have knowledge of time past in the play, why it said in the fiction, ‘This is a difficult question, for all of them hard to remember their patents.
Finally, I still cannot conclude tbelieve embodiesembodiesy anembodiesof play. The concept of play could be given by stand thestandingtion of make-believe but not based on it