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In Tuck Everlasting, how have Winnie's feelings changed form chapters 12-18?  

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moleksi2091 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 20, 2009 at 9:26 AM via web

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In Tuck Everlasting, how have Winnie's feelings changed form chapters 12-18?

 

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jessecreations | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted May 20, 2009 at 10:32 PM (Answer #1)

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In the beginning of this section, Winnie's emotions are uncertain and doubtful.  She is upset over being kidnapped, and even though she somewhat likes the Tucks, she has difficulty reconciling their kidnapper status.  She thinks their mannerisms are amusing at first, but then longs for the comfort of her own home and customs.  When she goes on the pond with Tuck, she can't quite understand everything he wants to explain to her about their secret.  She feels torn in her loyalties and strained to figure it all out.  Later that night, when each Tuck visits her in turn, she begins to care for them.  She realizes that she loves them, and that she will keep their secret.  The more time she spends with the Tucks, though she still misses her home, she wishes she could stay with them.  By the time the man in the yellow suit arrives to arrest them, she has made up her mind that she will do what she can to keep their secret and protect them.  She loves them all deeply by that point.

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celinelee | Student | eNoter

Posted March 5, 2012 at 9:21 PM (Answer #2)

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she becomes nice to the tucks

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