Captain Hook


In the Disney movie Hook (directed by Stephen Spielberg [Sony Picture Studios, 1991]), Captain James Hook is an example of a common bully. He harasses Peter Pan and Peter’s children. The scene in which this harassment is seen the worst is when Pan first arrives in Neverland and is debating whether or not he is the real Peter Pan. Disguised, he visits Hook’s ship, where his children are being held captive. He reveals his identity to everyone and offers to write Hook a check to pay for the release of his kids. Hook refuses his money, because he wants to fight the real Peter Pan. He roughs him up and mocks him for having a fear of heights; then Pan agrees to come back in three days to fight for his children (37:00–48:00).