Tuck Everlasting Questions and Answers

Tuck Everlasting

One conflict in Tuck Everlasting is the conflict between Winnie and her parents. Winnie's parents are perfect examples of overprotective, hovering parents. They give her no space at all. That's...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2015 3:01 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In chapter 7 of Tuck Everlasting, Winnie learns the story of the Tuck family and how they all found out that they are immortal. Winnie meets Jesse Tuck when she sees him drink from a spring. He...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2018 4:18 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2016 11:50 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The prologue to Tuck Everlasting introduces the reader to Winnie Foster with a single sentence. At noontime, Winnie Foster, whose family owned the Treegap wood, lost her patience at last and...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2016 1:25 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

While the climax of the novel could be seen as Winnie sacrificing herself for Mae in the prison, I would suggest another moment to serve as the climax of the novel. The climax of Tuck Everlasting...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2014 11:37 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The "odd" factor relates to their age. In Chapter 3, we are told that Mae did not look in the mirror because her reflection has not changed in 87 years. In Chapter 5, when Winnie meets...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2008 12:47 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

It is not possible to give a definitive answer to the question. The text does not indicate specifically how long the Tuck family lived in their home. The reader does know that eighty-seven years...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2016 11:53 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I think that your question is referring to the types of conflict that are present in Tuck Everlasting. Man vs. man is present in the novel. The man in the yellow suit wants to know about the...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2016 2:20 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie promises the toad that she will leave home. Winnie is feeling a little isolated at home, and wants to stretch her wings. She tells the toad that she is going to run away from home to have...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2016 10:31 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2016 1:49 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The answer to this question can be found in chapter 19. This is the chapter that has the man in the yellow suit reveal to the Tucks that he has bought the mysterious woods by the Foster home. He...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2018 2:41 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Chapter 1 is probably the best place to look for details about the woods near the Fosters' house. The opening chapter does a great job of painting the nearby forest as a place that has something a...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2018 2:15 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie's tombstone does not give the exact dates of her birth and death. Only the years of those two events are listed. The dates on Winnie's tombstone read 1870-1948, meaning that she was born...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2010 1:01 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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....

Latest answer posted June 26, 2016 2:40 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Chapter 9, Angus Tuck tells Winnie, "There's just no words to tell you how happy I am to see you. It's the finest thing that's happened in...at least eighty years". Angus Tuck is clearly...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2009 3:18 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

This is never explicitly answered in the book, but if she has two sons -- Jesse who is seventeen, and Miles who is a few years older, then she is probably at the very, very youngest in her late...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2009 11:55 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Chapter Seven of Tuck Everlasting, the Tuck family explains to Winnie how they became immortal. Having stopped in the woods surrounding Treegap to rest, they all drank from a spring... including...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2016 4:17 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In the book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, the main character, Winnie, is eleven years old. When the movie version of Tuck Everlasting was created, her age was raised to fifteen. While this...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2016 4:43 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

There are two possible sections of the book that you might be referring to. Chapter 5 is when Winnie first meets Jesse Tuck and she happens to come across him as he is drinking from the spring....

Latest answer posted May 13, 2015 10:42 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Jesse suggests that Winnie wait until she is older and then drink from the spring. The Tucks have become immortal. They did not do this on purpose. They drank from a spring that caused...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2015 4:25 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Nice question. I had to do a little bit of close text reading to figure this one out. The Tuck family never announces their birth years, and they do not say what year it was when they drank from...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2016 10:34 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

At the beginning of the novel, the Tucks have not aged for eighty-seven years. They detail the story of their immortal origins to Winnie, telling her of how they found the spring in the woods and...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2019 2:19 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The stranger seems formal and acts suspicious. Winnie is suspicious of the man in the yellow suit because he is dressed formally and acts formally. You would not expect either of these things from...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2016 2:48 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In chapter 5, Winnie runs away and meets Jesse Tuck in the woods. He drinks from the spring, and she wants to drink, too, but he won't let her. Then at the end of the chapter, Mae and Miles show...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2009 8:47 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The line of text that your question is referring to is found in chapter 25. The first week of August was long over. And now, though autumn was still some weeks away, there was a feeling that the...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2016 10:16 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The opening prologue to the story Tuck Everlasting tells readers that three seemingly unrelated events happened in the first week of August. The events narrated are told in chronological order....

Latest answer posted February 26, 2016 1:21 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Twenty years prior to the events of Tuck Everlasting occurring, the man in the yellow suit was told about a mysterious family. The family that he was told about supposedly never got any older....

Latest answer posted February 12, 2016 1:54 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The spring is a bad thing because no one should have to live forever. On balance, the spring is more dangerous than it's helpful. When the Tucks first drank from the spring, they had no idea what...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2016 4:08 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The passage tells us that Miles wants to do something meaningful with his life, despite what he considers the "curse" of immortality. To Miles, hiding away to protect others is fine up to a certain...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2019 2:40 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Mae Tuck goes into the woods in Treegap in order to meet her sons, Jesse and Miles. Mae makes this journey once every ten years in the first week of August, which is the time of the year with...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2016 2:57 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck shot himself to prove to himself and his family, once and for all, that what they suspect to be the case, is, in fact true. It appears that, for some reason, the Tucks have become...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2010 12:54 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Tucks live in an isolated area so that people will not notice that they don't age. Being immortal brings with it a host of interesting problems. One problem is that people will notice that you...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2016 4:12 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The theme is that when you get what you want, you may not want it when you get it. The theme is the message of the story. A lot of people think they want to live forever. Dying is frightening,...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2016 5:30 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Jesse feels that the spring's gift of immortality is a wonderful gift. He thinks it is something to be used for fun, because he never has to worry about dying. He can go anywhere he wants and do...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2016 11:08 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

But Winnie, though she was half charmed, was suddenly reminded of the stiff black ribbons they had hung on the door of the cottage for her grandfather's funeral. Winnie meets the man in the...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2016 2:38 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2016 12:52 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck says in the novel Tuck Everlasting that he and his family are like a rock beside the road. He means that they are sitting still, watching the rest of the world (and life) pass them by. With...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2019 10:41 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2016 11:47 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Angus Tuck and Mae Tuck make little trinkets and household items to sell. Some of the examples that are given in the text are a model ship, wooden bowls, and wooden cooking utensils. The text...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2016 10:19 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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....

Latest answer posted October 8, 2017 2:10 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Chapter 7, the Tucks reveal to Winnie that they are immortal because they have drunk water from a spring in the forest that has stopped them from ever aging and dying. 87 years before Winnie met...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2009 12:07 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The answer to this question can be found at the end of chapter 1. Here we are told that there is a giant ash tree in the middle of the wood and that around the giant ash tree there is a “little...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2020 1:01 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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. Is...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2016 9:59 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I initially thought that this question was an easy question to answer, but that's because I mixed up the constable and the man in the yellow suit. Both characters bring news to the Foster family....

Latest answer posted March 3, 2016 8:51 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Tucks live at the bottom of a steep embankment in a pine forest. In chapter 9, the Tucks take Winnie Foster to their home. To get to the Tuck home, the group has to cross pastures, groves, and...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2018 4:33 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie realizes that, in actuality, "there's nowhere else (she) really (wants) to be" other than home. When it comes right down to it, she is afraid to go off on her own. She thinks, "It's one...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2010 2:27 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The first house, the wood, and the road are important, because those locations are central to the conflict in the story. The first house is the Foster house. It is where the reader meets Winnie...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2016 1:49 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie helps Mae escape from jail after accidentally killing the man in the yellow suit. The man in the yellow suit is obsessed with finding the spring that turned the Tuck family immortal. He...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2016 6:39 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Angus and Mae Tuck are accustomed to change happening around them, because they have each lived for more than a century. They are immortal, which means that they do not change, but they see large...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2016 10:23 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The answer to this question can be found in the epilogue of this great novel. As Mae and Tuck return to Treegap once more after a gap of about seventy years, they are shocked to see that the wood...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2011 8:41 pm UTC

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