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  • Tuck Everlasting
    Winnie and Miles have completely different perspectives on life because one is mortal, the other immortal. Winnie therefore has a much greater respect for the value of life. Miles, on the other...

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    Angus and Mae earn money by making and selling things such as wooden toys and handmade quilts. It seems strange to say that they make a living when you consider that they are both immortal....

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    Growing up means having to make difficult choices, keep secrets, live with the consequences of one’s actions, realize that the only constant in life is change—and, where the ultimate change is...

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    Mae Tuck hits the man in the yellow suit at the end of chapter 19. It's an incredibly violent hit, too. She doesn't punch him. Instead, she swings the shotgun and cracks his skull with the...

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    The story's opening prologue tells readers that the man in the yellow suit stopped at the Foster's house because he was looking for someone. We are not told who at this point, and the text tells...

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    The Fosters’ house is the first house on the left of the road that leads into Treegap Village. It is described as a “square solid cottage with a touch-me-not look.” It is surrounded by...

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    The setting of chapter 1 isn't entirely one exact place. The chapter contains a little bit of detail regarding the town of Treegap, the "touch-me-not" house, a road, and a wood: On the left stood...

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    It isn't only Angus Tuck that is concerned about taking Winnie home. The entire Tuck family is concerned about taking her home. The reason that they are concerned about taking her home is that...

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    A simile is a device of figurative language in which a comparison is made between two things using the words "like" or "as." The following are a few examples of similes in Tuck Everlasting: "Jesse...

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    At the beginning of chapter 4, Winnie is outside playing in the yard. The man in the yellow suit comes by and begins asking Winnie about her family and how long they have lived in the area. Winnie...

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    Basically, the man in the yellow suit plans to sell the water to the highest bidder. In exchange for returning Winnie Foster to her home, the man in the yellow suit will become the sole owner of...

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    Winnie expresses her own personal thoughts and desires to the toad. She basically uses the toad in two ways. First, the toad is a bit of a confessional. She admits her secret desires to it....

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    I believe that this question is asking about the book Tuck Everlasting. The Tuck family can not stay in one place for very long because other people would eventually become suspicious of the Tuck...

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    In the prologue of Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting, the narrator sets the story during the "first week of August," a time period the narrator describes as being "motionless, and hot." The...

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    The three things that the question is asking about can be found in the story's opening prologue. It is there that readers are told that three things happened that appeared to have no connection to...

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    One difference between the two families can be illustrated by examining their homes. The Foster family's home is cold and unwelcoming, while the Tuck family's home is a very warm and welcoming...

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    The quote in question appears at the very end of chapter five. A lot happens during this chapter. It starts with Winnie Foster testing out her idea of running away. She goes off to explore the...

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    Event number one is Mae Tuck beginning her travels to the small town of Treegap. She only makes the trip once every ten years, and she makes the trip in order to meet her two sons, Miles and...

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    The Tuck family has not aged for 87 years. At the beginning of chapter 7, the Tuck family narrates the origins of their immortality to Winnie Foster. They tell her they were heading east and...

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    There are no chores Tuck gives Winnie in Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting, but he does charge her with a task to fulfill. The task he gives her is keeping the secret of the spring in the wood her...

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    Winnie believes that she is being kidnapped in chapter 6 because she is physically picked up from the ground, deposited onto the back of a horse, and rushed out of the area where she and Jesse have...

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    When Winnie first meets Jesse Tuck, she is mildly curious. She is a little bit frightened when they kidnap her though. By the time Winnie gets to know the Tucks, she considers them good friends....

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    The wood is otherworldly like it is asking to be left alone. There is something strange about the woods outside Winnie Foster’s house. The woods seem to be telling people to leave them alone....

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    Something about the wood feels unnatural and makes people want to speak in whispers. Chapter one tells readers about the wood near the Foster home. The following is a short description from that...

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    If Winnie decides to drink the vial of spring water--or any drop of water from the magical spring in the woods--then it will give her eternal life, but it will also stop her from growing any older....

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    Those lines are the first two lines from stanza four of Richard Lovelace's poem "To Althea, from Prison." In the poem, Lovelace is using those lines to explain that his imagination, soul, and love...

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    Angus Tuck uses the movement of the pond's water as a metaphor for the circle of life. The Tuck family is immortal. They are stuck in their present age and physical bodies. They don't age and...

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    Winnie is different after her adventure with the Tucks, and has changed because of her new understanding of the world. It is clear to her parents that Winnie has changed when she returns from her...

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    If the man in the yellow suit had not died, the Tucks would have continued their existence with no one knowing about them except Winnie. When Mae Tuck kills the man in the yellow suit, the Tucks...

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    The Tucks kidnap Winnie because she's seen their immortality-granting water source in the woods. In Chapter 5, Winnie sees Jesse Tuck drink from the spurt of water in the forest that he tries to...

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    Mae Tuck is compared to a potato. A metaphor is “a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to a person, idea, or object to which it is not literally applicable” (Guide to Literary...

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    In Chapter 5, although we meet Jesse Tuck and see him uncovering the secret spurt of water to drink from it, we don't find out why that source of water is hidden by the pebbles. What secret does it...

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    I suppose a reader could list out a large number of details that are missing from chapter five. A lot would depend on how obscure of a detail that a person is looking for. For example, chapter...

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    I believe that the question is asking about events that happen in chapter five of Tuck Everlasting. Winnie is attempting to give herself some space from her parents, so she escapes into the...

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    Readers are told that Miles tends to have jobs in the carpentry trade. For him personally, his job is useful, because he can get a carpentry job just about anywhere. He and the rest of the Tucks...

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    Winnie wanted to run away because she was bored. Winnie didn't exactly run away; she was kidnapped. Winnie feels smothered at home to the point that she “lost her patience at last and decided to...

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    The appropriate word for this sentence is “meager,” because there is not much food on the plate since the person is dieting. The word “meager” means “not enough” or “insufficient.”...

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    Jesse does not want Winnie to drink from the spring because she will become immortal. Winnie accidentally sees Jesse drink from the special spring in the woods outside her family’s house. She...

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    Mae and Angus Tuck make things to sell. Mae’s projects include sewing, and Angus’s are woodworking. Their house is cluttered with half-finished products and the materials and tools they use...

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    Jesse offered to have Winnie drink the spring water so she could become immortal when she was seventeen. When Jesse first meets Winnie, there seems to be a big age gap between them. She asks how...

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    A reflection is a piece of writing in which you write about your personal response to a book. A good way to begin is to look at parts of the book’s plot and themes of the book that meant...

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    Angus Tuck does not enjoy the prospect of living forever. He wishes that he could live and die like all other living creatures. The reader (and Winnie Foster) learns in chapter twelve that Angus...

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    Several reasons come to mind as to why Tuck might not like the idea of living forever in Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Many of us think that the idea of immortality is intriguing, but if we...

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    After The Man in the Yellow Suit threatens to kidnap Winnie and to sell the life-giving water from the spring to the public, Mae Tuck hits The Man over the head with Angus' shotgun. A constable who...

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    The man in the yellow suit is following Winnie and the Tucks to find the spring that grants immorality. Winnie spoke to the man in the yellow suit at her house. He asked her how long her family...

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    After Mae accidentally kills The Man in the Yellow Suit by hitting him with a shotgun, she is sentenced to death by hanging and imprisoned in the town jailhouse. Realizing that Mae's hanging--which...

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    Mae hit the man in the yellow suit in the head with the shotgun. The man in the yellow suit is looking for the spring that made the Tucks immortal. He heard the story passed down through his...

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    This is ultimately a matter of personal opinion, but I will reflect on the text and provide you with my thoughts on the matter. After Winnie meets Jesse in the woods outside Treegap and watches him...

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    The answer to this question can be found in chapter twelve of Tuck Everlasting. During this chapter, Angus Tuck takes Winnie out in a rowboat to the nearby pond. It is his way of getting her...

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    There is not much specific detail in the text about the outside of the Tucks' home. The following quote is from chapter nine. Down the embankment they swayed and there it was, a plain, homely...

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