Tuck Everlasting Questions and Answers

Tuck Everlasting

Winnie's first foray into the woods is caused by a combination of two things. The first thing that draws Winnie to the woods is her desire to escape from her parents. The day before, Winnie was...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2015 9:48 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The reader is first introduced to Winnie Foster when she is age ten. At the time of introduction, Winnie is all by herself talking to a frog or toad. She is not happy, and Winnie proceeds to...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2015 12:26 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

When Winnie Foster first comes across Jesse Tuck, he is drinking from a spring. Winnie has been feeling a bit dissatisfied with her life, so it's pretty exciting that she's meeting a cute boy here,...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2016 4:12 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

It is the father, Angus Tuck, who seems dearest of them all.Winnie looks around at the Tucks after spending her first night with them, and realizes she loves them all. She glances at each in turn,...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2008 3:21 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The bottle of spring water has many symbolic meanings for Winnie. To better conceptualize these meanings, consider another symbol that is referenced throughout the book, including the first...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2015 12:37 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Tuck family is comprised of four individuals. Angus Tuck is the father, Mae Tuck is the mother, and the two sons are Miles and Jesse. I would probably say that the Tuck family's defining...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2018 9:18 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2016 8:55 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Man in the Yellow Suit goes to the Fosters’ house to find out about the source of the spring. The Man in the Yellow Suit is chasing a lead. He believes that the spring originated somewhere in...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2016 9:17 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2016 2:18 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I would like to extend my previous answer. Miles does tell Winnie another story. A very short story, which occurs in chapter 17. Winnie and Miles both woke up early, so Miles offered to take...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2016 3:12 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2018 4:04 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Angus Tuck tells Winnie that the answer is in the pond. When Winnie first meets Jesse Tuck, she does not understand why he does not want her to drink from the spring that feeds the pond near...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2015 4:11 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The music box reassures Winnie because it is pretty, and no one who owns something like that could really be all that bad. The music box is one of Mae Tuck’s most prized possessions. She finds in...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2016 1:21 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Chapter 7 contains the sequence when the Tuck family is telling Winnie about how they discovered their immortality. They tell her about the snake bites, the poison toadstools, and a bunch of other...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2018 10:20 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Jesse bonds almost instantly with Winnie. He is fascinated by her sense of adventure, her desire to move beyond her little world to see more and do more. He is also attracted to her open mind....

Latest answer posted September 14, 2008 12:27 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I definitely can't draw you a picture of Mae Tuck. I can type for Enotes but not draw. According to my own students, you definitely don't want me to draw either. I can help identify key parts of...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2016 1:37 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I believe that this question is asking about one of the most important and poignant quotes of the entire book. It occurs when Angus Tuck is attempting to explain to Winnie Foster the dangers of...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2019 12:12 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

One conflict in the story is that Winnie is kidnapped by the Tuck family. The Foster family must do everything they can to find Winnie. While this is not the most prevalent conflict in the novel,...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2018 10:58 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Tuck home and the Foster home are definitely worlds apart. The Fosters micromanage Winnie. They confine her to the yard and control what she does and when she does it. They allow her very...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2016 12:12 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

By "Tuck" I believe that the question is referring to Angus Tuck. Chapter 12 contains the answer to this question. It is during this chapter that Angus takes Winnie out onto the pond in order to...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2017 9:57 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Foster family owns and lives in the touch me not cottage. The Foster family also owns the nearby woods. For a brief period in the story, the woods are owned by the man in the yellow suit, but...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2016 1:09 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In the novel Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt brings to life the tale of the Tuck family, who is immortal thanks to drinking water from the spring in Treegap. The patriarch of the family, Angus...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2018 12:52 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Mae and Miles Tuck kidnap Winnie and take her away to their house on a horse. When Winnie sees Jesse drinking from the spring that made the Tucks immortal, he has to act fast. He can’t convince...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2016 7:14 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Considering that the book is titled Tuck Everlasting it is a bit goofy that the main character is a girl named Winnie Foster. Winnie is a young girl that is unhappy with her family. They are...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2015 2:40 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting, Winnie Foster meets Jesse Tuck near her home in Treegap, New Hampshire. Jesse appears to be about seventeen years old, but he tells Winnie that he is really...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2021 11:09 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

A colander is a kitchen tool. Shaped like a bowl, it has many holes in it. Its purpose is to drain things like cooked spaghetti noodles or rinsing fresh fruits and vegetables. If you were under...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2010 11:39 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2017 9:23 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Tuck family can’t stay together because they never age or die and they do not want to make people suspicious by hanging around one place for too long. The Tuck family stays on the move. Mae and...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2016 9:37 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie Foster comes into the lives of the Tuck family under abrupt circumstances, seemingly out of nowhere; she meets Jesse at the river, and Mae and Miles show up shortly after. Winnie is then...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2019 3:26 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Fosters' house was referred to as the touch-me-not cottage. Everything was so neat and clean and organized that it did not look lived in. It was more like an advertisement for a furniture...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2010 5:13 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The man came to himself and sighed. His expression was one of intense satisfaction. The text only says that the man in the yellow suit had "intense satisfaction" one time. I do believe that he...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2016 2:43 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie enjoys being with her kidnappers once she gets over the shock of being kidnapped. When Winnie sees Jesse in the woods, drinking from the immortal spring, he knows that he can’t just leave...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016 6:50 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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 to...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2016 6:06 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Mr. Foster is essentially being blackmailed by the man in the yellow suit. The Fosters have owned the Treegap wood for a very long time. The constable says, "They're the first family around here,...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2010 10:04 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Mae Tuck has been arrested and put in jail for killing the man in the yellow suit. She is likely to be hanged for her crime. Miles's plan is to break Mae out of the jail. He plans to do this by...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2016 8:27 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Tucks view immortality quite differently from the rest of the world because they are experiencing it. It is one thing to want to live forever, another thing entirely when it happens to you. As...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2010 9:54 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Granny is suspicious of the man’s yellow suit. Winnie is outside looking for fireflies when the man in the yellow suit comes along at sunset and talks to her. You can see why Granny would be...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2015 1:46 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

This question deals with information that is given to readers in the early parts of chapter 21. The constable had just brought Winnie home, and the Foster family is fawning over her return. The...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2019 1:27 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

One additional theme is that of civilization vs. nature. The Foster family owns the forest, but because they're immortal they are never truly a part of it. The world of nature is subject to change,...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2017 4:30 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The best place to look for the description of the first week of August is in the first paragraph of the prologue. The words that Babbitt uses in that paragraph are all words that help the reader...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2016 1:35 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2016 10:27 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

This is a really tough question. The reason for that is because not much happens at the Foster household, so there isn't much narrative detail about important items at the house. I also am not...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2016 2:57 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2016 9:03 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

At the beginning of Chapter 4, we see the stranger arrive at the Fosters' house. His appearance may seem creepy to the reader, since he arrives at sunset, pauses there by the gate, and watches...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016 1:46 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting is set during the 1880s. This puts the story post-American Civil War and just after Reconstruction ended. Other notable events of the 1880s are things like the completion of the...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2015 11:03 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The touch-me-not cottage is the house that the Foster family lives in. It is called the touch-me-not cottage because everything appears so incredibly neat and ordered that to touch anything might...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2016 5:45 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Jesse, Miles, and Mae Tuck take Winnie back to their house. In chapter five, Winnie decides to give her running away idea a test run. She decides to go alone into the woods near her house. Once...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2016 2:24 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Before the Tuck family departs, Jesse gives Winnie "a bottle of water from the spring" and instructs her to drink it when she turns seventeen. With this water, Winnie will be able to live forever...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2016 9:10 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Natalie Babbitt reveals the mystery of the spring very slowly in Tuck Everlasting. When Winnie Foster first tries to drink from it in Chapter 5, she has run away from home, at least for the day,...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2017 2:06 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

When chapter 23 begins, the reader is told that the weather is hot. Really hot. It was the longest day: mindlessly hot, unspeakably hot, too hot to move or even think. In addition to being...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2016 2:50 pm UTC

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