Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist J. M. Barrie. A free-spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys.
One night, during one of his rounds, Peter Pan visits a little girl called Wendy and teaches her how to fly to Neverland. As a girl on the verge of adulthood, Wendy stands in contrast to Peter Pan, a boy who refuses to grow up. Wendy hesitates at first to fly off to Neverland, but she comes to enjoy her adventures. Eventually, however, she accepts her destiny to grow up, returning home to her parents and abandoning Peter.
Peter Pan has become a cultural icon symbolizing youthful innocence and escapism. In addition to the original Barrie’s books, Peter Pan has been featured in a variety of works, such as the 1924 silent film, 1953 Disney animated film, a 2003 live-action film and a tv-series.