Tinker Bell's Stereotypes

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At the time of this novel, women’s rights were non-existent. According to Lexa W. Lee “women had been confined to the home in traditional roles of wife and mother”. It was very difficult for women during this time to get a job besides their house work. Women were very reliant on their husbands not just for money; if they wanted a divorce, they were shunned. Moreover, women were responsible for the children because of their gender. J.M. Barrie breaks this stereotype with his unique and outcast of a character, Tinker Bell. Barrie carries it for the most part of the book with Wendy Darling. In other words Barrie disagrees with gender equality by, portraying Tinker Bell as the outcast for not letting Peter Pan treat her like he does Wendy. Since

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