Peter Pan

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Tinker Bell Character Analysis

A tiny fairy companion to Peter Pan, a beautiful girl with a voice like a bell and a very sharp tongue. She fixes kitchenware and loves Peter jealously and intensely. She despises any girl that lays claim on Peter’s affections, especially Wendy, and can be quite violent. She loves Peter so much that she almost dies to save his life.
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Tinker Bell Character Timeline in Peter Pan

The timeline below shows where the character Tinker Bell appears in Peter Pan. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: Come Away, Come Away!
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The light flickering around Peter Pan is a tiny fairy named Tinker Bell, who begins looking for Peter’s shadow as soon as they fly into the nursery.... (full context)
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Suddenly he realizes that Tinker Bell is stuck in a drawer, and laughs a very wonderful childish laugh. When he... (full context)
Chapter 4: The Flight
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Tinker Bell tells Peter that the pirates have seen them, and they’ve pulled out a big... (full context)
Chapter 5: The Island Come True
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...and calling “Poor Wendy.” Soon they see the bird flying toward them, and they see Tinker Bell scolding and pinching it. Tink tells the boys that Peter wants them to shoot... (full context)
Chapter 6: The Little House
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...stopped the arrow from hurting her too badly. When Peter learns that the accident was Tink’s doing, he tells her that he never wants to see her again; but right away... (full context)
Chapter 7: The Home Under The Ground
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...there is also a fireplace, a bed, and a little hole in the wall for Tinker Bell, which is very beautifully decorated. Wendy works hard cooking the boys’ meals, though these... (full context)
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...a Never bird saves Peter Pan from drowning in the lagoon, or the story of Tink’s attempt to get rid of Wendy, or Peter’s attempt to battle with some disinterested lions.... (full context)
Chapter 10: The Happy Home
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...far from him as possible. “Frankly puzzled,” Peter wonders what it is that Wendy and Tinker Bell and Tiger Lily all want him to be. (full context)
Chapter 11: Wendy’s Story
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...Tootles intervenes. Peter politely arranges for the tribe to guide them to shore, and for Tinker Bell to accompany them back to England. (full context)
Chapter 13: Do You Believe in Fairies?
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Soon, Peter is awakened by a tapping on his door. It is Tinker Bell, and she tells Peter that Wendy and the boys have been tied and hauled... (full context)
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To save him, Tinker Bell drinks the whole dose. She begins to die right away, and her light grows... (full context)
Chapter 16: The Return Home
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...she continues to play in a little room adjoining the nursery. Just then, Peter and Tinker Bell fly in. Peter has come to shut the nursery window, so that Wendy might... (full context)
Chapter 17: When Wendy Grew Up
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...She wants to adopt Peter too, but he refuses. He will live in Neverland with Tinker Bell. He asks Wendy to come with him, and she almost says yes, but Mrs.... (full context)
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...is too short. Peter has forgotten about all their old adventures, even about Hook and Tinker Bell. Peter explains that she has probably died, since fairies do not live for very... (full context)