The middle Darling child. John tends to be cautious and conservative, a little ill-tempered, and sometimes cowardly. Wendy tells us that he “despises” girls, and he somewhat resents Peter for his kingly manner. In some ways, he greatly resembles Mr. Darling – he is precocious in the pettier aspects of manhood.
John Quotes in Peter Pan
The Peter Pan quotes below are all either spoken by John or refer to John. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scholastic Inc edition of Peter Pan published in 2002.).
Chapter 11 Quotes
"See, dear brothers," says Wendy, pointing upwards, '"there is the window still standing open. Ah, now we are rewarded for our sublime faith in a mother's love."
John Character Timeline in Peter Pan
The timeline below shows where the character John appears in Peter Pan. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Peter Breaks Through
...a colorful, magical place full of dangers and joys, and also ordinary everyday things. Wendy, John, and Michael each have their own Neverlands, but as they are siblings their Neverlands have... (full context)
Chapter 2: The Shadow
Chapter 3: Come Away, Come Away!
Chapter 4: The Flight
Chapter 6: The Little House
Chapter 7: The Home Under The Ground
Chapter 14: The Pirate Ship