Peter Pan By J.M.BARRIE By Cassia and Saskia Where is it set? • We think that Peter Pan is set in London What historical period is it set in? • We think that Peter Pan is set in Victorian times ; around 1890 The Victorian and Early 1900s Workplace • Poor women in Victorian times had to work to earn money in case a husband became ill, was injured or died. This was because otherwise they would not be able to pay the rent and would have to work in the dreaded workhouse. Early 1900s Fashion • Children usually wore clothes like pinafores. • Where as the adults in higher classes would wear top hats Who is Peter Pan? • Peter Pan is a boy about 14 years old. In the story ,Peter Pan is described as sometimes ‘exceedingly polite ’ but also rather conceit and ignorant. Wendy • Wendy is one of the main characters in this story . Wendy is a sweet , tidy and smart child. • She is about fourteen years old and the oldest of the Darling children. • She becomes the mother of the lost boys , Peter and her brothers-John and Michael in Neverland. • Wendy Moira Angela Darling-she is proud of her name. John and Michael • John and Michael Darling are Wendy’s younger brothers. John is about ten years old and Michael is about five years old. Nana • Nana is the Darling’s finest nurse. She is a newfoundland dog. She is very much adored by the Darling family and she herself likes the children and Mr and Mrs Darling. She will do her duty well and try her hardest to protect the children. Neverland • Neverland is a magical land of make-believe . Wendy’s first encounter of the land was being shot as she swooped down by one of the lost boys-Tootles. Captain Hook • Captain hook is a ferocious pirate . He despises Peter Pan as Peter chopped his right hand off and fed it to a crocodile. He has replaced it with a hook. Now, the crocodile follows him where ever he goes, as he seemed to like the appetising taste of Hook’s hand. Luckily, the crocodile also swallowed a watch, which goes ‘tick, tick’, so that whenever the crocodile approaches him, Hook know he is coming. Tinker Bell • Tinker Bell is a feisty little fairy who detests Wendy . Tinker Bell desperately tries to get Wendy killed by the lost boys. Unfortunately for Tinker Bell Wendy lives. Tinker Bell is Peter Pan’s fairy. But when Peter found out that Tinker Bell tried to get Wendy killed she was banished for a week. About the author • The author James Mathew Barrie was a Scottish author and play writer. He was born in 1860 and died in 1937 he died aged 77.He was the son of a handloom weaver and lived in poverty as a child. At the age of 6 his mother became severely ill.