Fairy tales - Peter Pan
History of Peter PanSomewhere in the 19th century the fairy tale is over Peter Pan written down for the first time. Already in 1904 there was a play about this boy named "Peter Pan, or the boy who wouldn't grow up." This piece was first published in 1928. The funny thing about the story of Peter Pan is that the English spoken language has a lot of expressions that come from the story of Peter Pan. For decades, well-known artists have illustrated the book and in 1953, the Walt Disney film made the work even more famous among people. A few years ago, in 2002, the film "Returning to Neverland," continued on the famous fairy tale.
The fairy tale in shortEvery evening Wendy Darling tells exciting stories to her brothers, who hang on her lips just before bedtime. But they always thought that these stories could not become reality. Yet the children unexpectedly become heroes themselves, as Peter Pan enters their room and takes them across the nightly rooftops to a magical Neverland. Together with Wendy, the brothers step into a life without rules and nagging parents. In this story they experience fantastic adventures, but also many moments full of fear, when they meet Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates.
Nice about this fairy taleThe funny thing about the story of Peter Pan is that the English spoken language has a lot of expressions that come from the story of Peter Pan.
Peter Pan syndromeThey know the term in psychology Peter Pan syndrome. It is an informal term and work first used by Dr. Dan Kiley in the book "the Peter Pan Syndrome." The book is about how some men, at a later age, continue to behave in an adolescent, immature and narcissistic way and are afraid to commit. They also often behave unreliable, rebellious, abusive and manipulative. Doctor Kiley described this in his book as a deep-rooted desire to (continue to) be mothered.
The Peter Pan syndrome is also really named after the Peter Pan from the fairy tale. When Dr. Kiley published his book, many people found the syndrome very recognizable and was seen as a phenomenon caused by the subordinate role of women. Others argued with them because they thought that this syndrome would arise because women naturally show maternal behavior and thus encourage dependence on men. This led to fierce discussions.
The Wendy dilemmaBut it didn't stop there, in 1984 Dr. Kiley published another book, "the Wendy dilemma," named after another protagonist in Peter Pan, namely his girlfriend Wendy. This book describes how people can handle the female role. A woman in a relationship with a dependent man often unconsciously plays the role of mother and is overprotective and possessive, hoping to maintain the relationship with her husband.
The only question is what is cause and what is effect. Do men become dependent because of mothering women and then do women become possessive or do some men actually depend on themselves, which stimulates the maternal feelings of their wives ...?