Tuck Everlasting Questions and Answers

Tuck Everlasting

The mood of Tuck Everlasting changes throughout the novel. It begins very somber and melancholy. When Winnie Foster is kidnapped by the Tuck family, she learns of their secret. Angus Tuck is tired...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2018 12:28 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The answer to this question is based on individual reader opinion. More often than not, most of my students see the budding romance between Jesse and Winnie as cute, romantic, sweet, etc. I have...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2019 12:30 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Tuck family describes their discovery of the spring's magical powers in chapter 7. They passed and drank from the spring without knowing anything had happened. The Tuck family eventually...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2016 9:22 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Tuck family shares their secret of immortality with Winnie. I suppose their secret contains two parts. First, they are immortal and can't die. Second, the Tucks share the source of their...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2016 1:15 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Tuck family is different from every other family that Winnie Foster will ever meet, because the Tuck family is a family of immortals. That's right, they will live forever. Makes me wonder if...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2016 2:40 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Fosters, Winnie's family, are an example of the quintessential Victorian family. They are strict, educated, wealthy, and sophisticated. They have rules for their daughter Winnie about how her...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2011 4:15 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie's talk with Miles is an extension of her earlier talk with Angus, only from a different perspective. Angus' nature is to be reflective, and it is his inclination to approach his situation...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2009 12:28 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie pours the spring water onto the toad. Winnie accidentally sees Jesse drinking from the spring in the woods near her house and ends up going on a grand adventure. She learns that he is...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2016 7:46 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I believe you are asking about the very first time that Winnie's grandmother and the man in the yellow suit interact with each other. That happens in chapter four. The question that he asks her is...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2016 2:32 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2016 1:23 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Personification is used to provide meaningful description. Personification means that something non-human is described as having human qualities. Here is an example of the road personified: It...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2015 3:44 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting, written by Natalie Babbitt, is thought of as a piece of classic children's literature. In this story, Babbitt explores the theme of immortality—which is not as desirable as one...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2019 7:02 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck starts out by telling Winnie about how life is constantly "moving, growing, changing, [and] never the same two minutes together." He tells her about the water and how it is always moving and...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2016 8:48 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie thinks the Tuck house is disorderly but homey. When Winnie gets kidnapped, the Tucks take her to their house. Since they do not want people asking questions about their being immortal, the...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2016 4:23 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

There are three major settings in Tuck Everlasting: the woods adjoining the Foster property, the Foster home, and the Tuck home. All three properties are located in the rural town of Treegap. The...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2017 3:19 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

That phrase comes from the poem "To Althea, from Prison" written by Richard Lovelace in 1642, while he was imprisoned. There are four stanzas of the poem, and the phrase that appears in Tuck...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2019 8:29 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting, both Winnie and Miles express wanting to make a difference in the world.In the third chapter of the story, Winnie confides in a toad that she feels angry with...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2016 2:21 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

A similarity between the Fosters' home and the Tucks' home is that both are isolated from the rest of society in one sense or another. The Tucks' home is literally isolated because it is located in...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2016 9:54 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

"Tuck almost never smiled except in sleep." When Mae and Tuck are introduced, they are waking up. Mae is instantly happy and super excited to see her sons. Tuck wants to go back to sleep. He...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2015 12:33 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The answer to this question can be found starting in chapter 15 and continuing into chapter 16. Readers have likely been suspicious of the man in the yellow suit for quite some time, but chapter 15...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2019 3:38 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The "wheel" that this question is asking about can be found in the story's opening prologue: No connection, you would agree. But things can come together in strange ways. The wood was at the...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2018 9:34 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie's family micromanages Winnie. They don't necessarily control everything that she does, but her parents and grandmother are constantly around telling Winnie what she should and should not...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2016 9:44 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2016 11:06 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The constable plans to accompany​ the man in the yellow suit to the Tuck family home in order to get Winnie back. The constable proves to be too slow for the man in the yellow suit, and the...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2018 2:30 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Some additional items that are important in Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit include the yellow suit, the cat, the shotgun, the music box, the mirror, and the grave. The yellow suit: The stranger...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2019 9:11 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The biggest similarity between the families is, in my opinion, their secluded natures. The Tucks, by nature, have to remain segregated from society lest anyone discover their immortality, and so...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2019 5:39 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Tucks take Winnie to their house so that they can explain everything to her. Technically, the Tucks kidnap Winnie. When Jesse finds her in the woods near her house, she sees him drink from the...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2016 6:31 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

As it's used in the story, and elsewhere, a "hub" is literally the center of a wheel (the solid part to which all the spokes are attached--here's a drawing) or, figuratively, a "hub" is the center...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2016 1:16 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2016 6:10 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Miles tells Winnie that if his children were still alive, his son would be eighty-two, and his daughter eighty. Miles's daughter was named Anna, and he fondly remembers how he used to take her...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2008 4:12 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In the book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, Winnie Foster does not like any creatures to die because she hates to see them suffer. This relates to the fish and the mosquito. The trout is...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2018 2:32 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Miles’s wife and children left because he did not age. When the Tuck family first drank from the spring that made them immortal, they had no idea that immortality would be the effect. It took them...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2016 1:28 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The sneaky Man in the Yellow Suit has convinced the constable that he wants to get to the Tucks's house in order to save poor little Winnie from their evil clutches. It's all a complete lie, of...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2018 9:33 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The "yellow man", or more accurately, the man in the yellow suit has heard about the Tucks from the former wife of Miles, one of the Tuck's sons. This man wants to find the family...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2008 11:21 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The question is referring to events that happen in chapter seventeen of Tuck Everlasting. Miles and Winnie are awake early that morning, and Miles offers to take Winnie with him while he fishes for...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2016 2:42 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In chapter fourteen, Jesse Tuck suggests to Winnie that she should drink water from the special spring water. But he also wants Winnie to wait a little bit before drinking from the spring. Jesse...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2016 7:21 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Jesse Tuck is generally okay with being immortal. To a large extent, this is because he likes the idea of being seventeen forever. Despite being the ripe old age of 104, Jesse has the appearance of...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2020 11:03 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

You can find your answer in chapter 4 of the book. The man in the yellow suit asks Winnie's grandmother whether she has heard the elf music before. In chapter 4, the man in the yellow suit first...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2019 12:34 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Tucks became immortal in around 1793. The book takes place in 1880 and 1881. The Tucks drank from the spring 87 years before. After Winnie accidentally sees Jeese drinking from the spring in...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2015 11:12 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie is feeling a sense of anticipation in Chapter 23, because this is the night she is going to help break Mae Tuck out of jail. The weather is oppressively hot, but at the same time feels like...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2016 4:08 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

"Maybe. But we don't know them," Jesse pointed out. "We've never had anyone but us to talk about it to. Winnie—isn't it peculiar? And kind of wonderful? Just think of all the things we've seen in...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2016 2:53 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie has a strong sense of what's right and wrong, so she knows that Mae did a bad thing in killing the man in the yellow suit, even if he was a mean-spirited man. One can understand, then, why...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2019 7:45 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie makes a difference in the lives of several characters in this great book. I think she makes a big difference in the life of Mae Tuck. If Winnie had not come into her household, Mae likely...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2019 2:48 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I would start looking for this answer at the end of chapter 21. This chapter ends with Winnie deciding that she will make an effort to help Mae Tuck. Winnie doesn't have a plan yet, but that begins...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2019 2:32 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Tuck Everlasting, Winnie takes the spring water that Jesse gave to her and she pours it over the reappearing toad as it is pestered by an aggressive dog. She gives the toad eternal life rather...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2016 8:08 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Additionally, Winnie's mother and grandmother view their home as a place of safety and well-being. When Winnie is playing outside in chapter 3, talking to a nearby toad, her mother calls out to...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2018 5:40 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The weather in chapter 23 is a continuation of the weather from chapter 22. It is hot. Unbearably hot. Readers are told that it is the kind of heat that seems to press down on you from all sides...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2018 11:31 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Two settings described are the road and the house in the Treegap woods. The author uses personification to describe two settings as if they were people. One is the road through the woods, and the...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2016 6:12 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The man in the yellow suit goes to the Fosters with the express purpose of blackmailing them. But when he first meets them, he gives the impression that he just wants to help them find their...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2018 8:06 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The fact that the Fosters' house is called a "touch me not cottage" indicates that the cottage is pristine but not inviting. The area around Treegap, where the cottage is located, has a notable...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2010 1:23 pm UTC

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