2012 Group 5 - The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys
By Michelle and Greg

Character Analysis:


Tootles: he appears in almost all Peter Pan related material. He is described as the most humble of the Lost Boys because of his terrible luck with adventures: as soon as Tootles goes away to complete a chore or some such, bloody battles and thrilling adventures take place. Because of this, he has become accepting of his lot in life, and he is much sweeter for it. He is the one who shoots Wendy Darling with a bow and arrow after Tinker Bell tells them Wendy is a bird, and convinces them that killing her would bring great favor with Peter, so when the mistake is discovered, he tells Peter to kill him.

Nibs: he is described as happy, joyful and debonair, possibly the bravest Lost Boy. He is chased by wolves in chapter five, and tattles on Slightly in chapter ten. He says the only thing he remembers about his mother is that she always wanted a cheque-book; he says he would love to give her one- if he knew what it was. He grows up to work in an office.

Curly (Cubby): he is a common favorite. Curly gets into trouble, described by Barrie as "a pickle" (a person who gets into pickles). He is in charge of building the little house in chapter six. Curly also is told to have curly hair to go with his name of course. He isn't very smart but very loveable. Also Curly is a little timid but still has a kind heart. Curly grows up to work in an office. However, in Peter Pan in Scarlet, he is a doctor and also the owner of one of Nana's great-grandpuppies.
Slightly: he is often the comic relief. In the original book, he is described as the most conceited of the boys, because he believes that he, unlike the others, remembers what life was like before he was "lost." However, most of his "memories" are either based on misunderstandings or pure fabrications: one example is that he claims to know what his last name is— his pinafore had the words "Slightly Soiled" written on the tag. Slightly is, apparently, a poor make-believer, but he does seem to have a talent for music; he is described as cutting whistles and flutes from the branches of trees and dancing to tunes he creates himself.

The Twins: First and Second Twin know little about themselves- they are not allowed to, because Peter Pan does not know what Twins are, and no Lost Boy is allowed to know anything that Peter doesn't. The Twins grow up to work in an office. In Peter Pan in Scarlet, their real names are revealed to be Marmaduke and Binky.

Character Relationships:
The Lost Boys Relationship With Wendy:
The Lost Boys look to Wendy as a mother, they want her to be a mother to them and treat them the way a mother is suppose to treat her children. They expect her to do all the things a mother normally does and for Wendy to give them their medicine. The Lost Boys started off by shooting her down and ended up loving having a mother so much that they went home with Wendy, John, and Michael to be adopted and have a real mother.

The Lost Boys Relationship with Peter:
The Lost Boys look to Peter as their leader, they expect him to give them something to do. They treat Peter with respect and expect him to punish them when they do something wrong. They cannot talk about mothers or fathers when around Peter because he doesn't like to talk about it and they respect that and listen to his wishes. They however end up leaving Peter to go home and live their life with Wendy and her family.

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