Tuck Everlasting Questions and Answers

Tuck Everlasting

I will start with Jesse Tuck. He thinks that living forever is a great bit of fun. It's one huge adventure to him, because it allows him an unlimited amount of time to go see things that he has...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2016 1:43 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2016 10:59 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

As well as being associated with sunshine, hope, and optimism, yellow is also the color of cowardice and deceit. And it is these characteristics that are especially appropriate to the man in the...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2018 10:37 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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The answer to this question can be found in chapter 22 of Tuck Everlasting. Winnie is back at home, and she is quite bored. The chapter begins with her trying to occupy her time outside of the...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2021 4:05 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

This question may sound funny at first, but recall that Winnie is an only child and very lonely, and in Chapter 3 we see that she speaks to the toad and confides in him. She even imagines that he...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2016 8:53 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2018 2:19 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

"Scoured into limp submission" refers to the Fosters' house, where Winnie lives with her family. If something has been "scoured," it has been scrubbed very hard until clean. That's a pretty good...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2021 11:29 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Chapter 1, the narrator describes the wood as "strange," with a "sleeping, otherworld appearance that made you want to speak in whispers." Why? If we look for an answer only right there in the...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2016 10:14 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2016 4:13 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I think that one of the primary points that Babbitt was trying to communicate about life was that its temporality must be embraced. Angus affirms this when he says that "dying's part of the...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2015 10:46 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

One important item or image from the book would be the trout. And then Miles caught a fish. There it flopped, in the bottom of the boat, its jaw working, its gills fanning rapidly. Winnie drew...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2015 9:18 pm UTC

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Although Miles warns that "there might be a whole lot of others, for all we know, wandering around just like us" (Chapter 8), the Tucks have been very careful not to tell anyone about the...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2008 4:08 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Early in the novel Tuck Everlasting, in Chapter 5, author Natalie Babbitt foreshadows Winnie's courage and growth as a character by describing Winnie's decision to slip out from her imprisonment in...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2015 5:31 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

You will want to look in chapter 12 for textual evidence regarding this question. The answer is largely explained by Tuck himself because he uses the pond and boat as a metaphor to explain the...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2019 9:41 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The man in the yellow suit proposes that the Tucks show him the spring and help him sell it to wealthy people. He would do things to them in demonstrations to people to show the people that the...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2008 10:55 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

There is not space here for all that you ask, but I can provide you with a brief summary for each chapter, 14-25.14 - The family prepares for bed. Each member comes out to see if Winnie is ok....

Latest answer posted September 14, 2008 2:19 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Basically, the stranger evokes in Winnie all of the uncomfortable emotions of dread that the macabre inspires. According to the story, the stranger gestures with 'long, thin fingers.' This imagery...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2015 10:40 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting is about a family who have discovered the secret to immortality. The reader does not discover how the Tuck family have managed to remain immortal until later in the story, in...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2021 12:09 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The mysterious stranger who tries to buy the spring in Tuck Everlasting represents some of humanity’s worst qualities. He stands for greed and materialism as he covets the spring for the riches...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2021 10:45 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The road to Treegap is described by the author as "humbly" making its way past cottages and into the village proper, which is the heart of the town. This is a prime example of what's called...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2019 12:02 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Natalie Babbitt's young reader's novel Tuck Everlasting, prior to the Tuck family's arrival at their cottage, they planned to bring Winnie to the cottage, explain to her the importance of...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2015 2:35 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Chapter nine begins right after the Tucks have told Winnie that they are immortal. Jesse is very excited to finally have someone to confide in, and acts as though they have a great gift by being...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2009 9:02 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The answer to this question is completely dependent on each reader. Different readers are going to find different scenes more memorable than others. What is important to your answer is that you...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2016 9:45 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I would argue that the first factor which made Winnie appreciative of the need to keep Tuck's family secret is how nice the family had been to her throughout her ordeal. Even after kidnapping her,...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2020 10:48 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The pretty little music box, adorned with painted flowers, belongs to Mae Tuck. When Winnie first hears the strange tune emanating from the forest, her grandmother refers to it as "elf music" as...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2018 1:51 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Miles is a simple man who is good with his hands. He "can do carpentering, and (is) a pretty fair blacksmith" (Chapter 10). His humble ambition is "to do something important"...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2008 2:30 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The stranger in question is the man in the yellow suit. He's unconscious because Mae Tuck's just whacked him over the head with a rifle butt after he tried to kidnap Winnie. The irony here is that...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2019 7:12 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Honestly, Jesse gives almost no reaction at all. Here is what the text says about Jesse's reaction. "Oh?" said Jesse, his eyes on Miles. "Where's the fish, then? How come we got nothing but...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2016 2:43 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

While Angus does not have a nine-to-five job, he does in fact work. He and Mae make a variety of things in their home to sell in town. Mae sews, Tuck makes items out of wood, and so on. This is...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2018 3:34 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

What lies in the wood next to the cottage is the focal point of the entire novel. It is a natural spring that the Tuck family has been drinking from for what literally seems like forever. Whoever...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2011 6:36 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The Tucks' greatest sadness is that, because of their inability to grow and change, they can no longer participate in the great wheel that is life. Angus Tuck explains his view of the life to...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2008 2:46 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I believe that this question is asking about the interaction between Jesse Tuck and Winnie Foster that occurs in chapter five rather than asking about Jesse's demeanor throughout the entire story....

Latest answer posted October 22, 2019 12:28 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Angus Tuck tells Winnie that the life cycle is like a wheel, ever turning, and that life is like the river, the water always moving. When one thing does not die, even something as small as a...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2008 4:08 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Toward the end of chapter 5, Winnie Foster stumbles upon Jesse drinking water from a spring in the woods. She is thirsty and plans to have a drink from the same spring, but Jesse insists she not do...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2009 12:42 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

At the beginning of the story, Winnie was bored, restless, and feeling trapped in her own yard. She longed to go outside the gates of her family's home, but she knew she was not permitted. Winnie...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2010 5:43 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Tuck Everlasting, Mae Tuck accidentally kills the man in the yellow suit. The sheriff's constable sees just enough and has armed with enough information by the man to believe Mae has...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2009 10:29 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The woods near the spring do not change. In this story, we learn the Tucks are immortal because they drank from a spring in the woods near Winnie’s house. We also find out that not only have the...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2016 9:26 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

On this page, Miles explains some practical reasons for choosing not to give his children the water that grants immortality. He says that no one understood the water's properties until after they...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2009 5:14 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

An epilogue is a section of a book that is found at the end that brings closure to the story. In the epilogue of this novel, the Tucks return to Treegap decades after Mae escaped from jail. They...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2011 4:49 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same thing as the original word or phrase. Additionally, it has to be in the same language. For example, reveal is a synonym of...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2015 1:20 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I'm assuming you're referring to Winnie's first meeting with Jesse Tuck, which takes place in chapter 5 of Tuck Everlasting. While Winnie's happily wandering through the woods, she comes across a...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2019 8:52 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

For Winnie Foster, the woods represent a rare taste of freedom. She is an only child and feels like she is constantly being monitored by her parents. She feels stifled, and she wants nothing more...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2017 11:10 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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.” It describes a...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2016 1:39 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

That part of Miles's past is explained in chapter 7. The Tuck family is explaining to Winnie how they came to know that they were immortal. The Tuck family explained that they began noticing that...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2016 10:19 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I edited your question to say "who did Winnie like at the Tuck's house?" It's possible that you meant to ask "why did Winnie like the Tuck's house?" I'll go ahead and answer both. Winnie likes...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2016 2:00 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The constable has been maintaining law and order in Treegap for about fifteen years. The level to which he has been doing a good job is questionable, given the fact that Winnie and the Tuck family...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2020 7:10 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

This quotation from Tuck Everlasting is a line spoken by the man in the yellow suit. He tells the Tucks that they had been unrealistic in thinking that they could keep the magical water a secret....

Latest answer posted May 22, 2020 10:11 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

A significant event is when Winnie accidentally discovers the immortal Tucks in the forest, and they have to hold her captive until they explain the situation. The Tuck family is immortal, but...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2013 6:50 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

When Mae is trapped in jail, Miles plans to sneak in and take the window apart using his carpentry skills so Mae can escape. However, there is a problem. The constable is guarding her closely, and...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2011 4:34 am UTC

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