Dan is Sylvia’s uncle and Mrs. Tilley’s only living son (although she is not totally sure that he is alive). He left home many years ago to explore the American West and has lost touch with the family. Mrs. Tilley remarks that both Dan and Sylvia share a deep personal connection to wildlife and both feel a call to explore nature.
Dan Tilley Character Timeline in A White Heron
The timeline below shows where the character Dan Tilley appears in A White Heron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.