Tuck Everlasting Questions and Answers

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

The water from the Tucks' spring gives the gift of immortality, of everlasting life. To most people, this sounds amazing. Just imagine all the wonderful things you could do, all the places you...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2018 6:19 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

This is a simile because the author makes a comparison between two unlike things using the words “like” or “as.” In this case, the author is comparing the feeling of being under the treetops to...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2016 12:59 am 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

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

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

From the initial moment we meet the Man in the Yellow suit, Babbitt paints him as a sinister and mysterious character. First off, given that she never gives him a name, we are always left with a...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2010 5:57 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck does not like his changelessness. Perhaps he did at one point, but after 87 years, Tuck has realized that he missed the normal ebb and flow of a changing life. He misses the maturing...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2016 3:05 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Without a specific chapter reference, a reader can only guess as to which "conversation" with the toad the question is asking about. In general, you could claim that Winnie doesn't talk to the toad...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2019 10:32 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

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

A book review is highly subjective (based upon personal feelings, emotions, and preferences) and provides the opinions of the reader. A book review's focus lies in a critical analysis and...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2013 11:03 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Miles’s wife left him because he was not able to age, and she was. When the Tuck family first drank from the magic water, they did not realize it would make them immortal. As a result, they lived...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2013 6:46 pm 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

At the beginning, the weather is hot, sticky, and the air seems unmoving. The sultriness reflects her unmoving, "stuck in life" situation. She is not free to discover a life that is much different...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2010 5:52 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

If you ever saw the movie "Bambi," you know exactly how Winnie feels the first time she lays eyes on and meets Tuck. She is instantly and hopelessly "twitterpated" as Owl would say. If you...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2015 9:07 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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

The Prologue of this novel foreshadows three events which the author explains, seem unrelated, but will come together in strange ways. Using an analogy of a Ferris wheel in August, the author sets...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2012 1:34 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

This information can be found in the book's epilogue section. This section takes place many years after the events that centered around the Tuck family and their time with Winnie Foster. Enough...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2019 9:36 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

It seems the circumstances surrounding The Man in the Yellow Suit's death leads Mae to make this statement. He threatens to kidnap Winnie and then sell the water from the spring to the public, so...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2019 4:24 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I believe that this question is asking about the events that happen in chapter 4. Winnie speaks to both her grandmother and the man in the yellow suit. Chapter 4 has Winnie out in her yard, and a...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2019 4:49 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The quote that you are referencing is from chapter 24 of the book. At the end of chapter 23, Winnie woke up just minutes before midnight. Her plan is to sneak out of the house and help the rest...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2015 4:54 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Based on how my students feel about the ending of the book, I think most readers feel a little frustrated by the ending of the book, but ultimately understanding. I think most readers are...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2015 2:32 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Natalie Babbitt’s novel Tuck Everlasting, Winnie Foster meets the Tuck family who have an interesting secret: they cannot die. When the book begins, Winnie is just ten years old. While we do not...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019 1:47 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

There are several pieces of information that can help us figure out when the main action of Tuck Everlasting takes place. Some of that information is not provided until almost the end. We learn...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2019 6:31 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

I believe that this question refers to Jesse Tuck and is asking about clues that appear in chapter 5. Chapter 6 is the "kidnapping" and chapter 7 has Mae, Jesse, and Miles explaining to Winnie...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2019 4:53 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Jessie understands that at times his immortality is both a blessing and a curse. Immortality comes with a great burden: those who are mortal die eventually, and Winnie would have to leave her...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2009 2:00 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck takes Winnie out in the row boat and explains to her the natural movement and changes of life; "Life. Moving, growing, changing, never the same two minutes together" (Chapter 12). He describes...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2008 4:36 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

In Tuck Everlasting, the unnamed man in the yellow suit serves as an antagonist. Though he seems friendly enough, it becomes obvious that he has nefarious intentions, seeking the Tuck's spring of...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2020 10:10 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The first indication the reader gets that a lot of time has passed for the Tuck family are these lines from chapter 6: "We ought to've had some better plan than this," said Miles. "That's the...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2016 2:55 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Jesse ate the poison toadstools in Tuck Everlasting. It was one of the many strange things that people began to be suspicious of. Each of the Tucks had something that would kill a normal human...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2007 5:09 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

That's a pretty tall order, one that can't be completely fulfiled in theis format. However, here an excerpt from eNotes One Page Summary. You can find out more about themes, characters, etc., by...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2007 12:47 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting, written by Natalie Babbitt, is a novel about 10-year-old Winnie, who meets the Tucks, a family that has become immortal after drinking from a spring near Winnie's house. Winnie...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2019 4:01 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2016 1:29 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2018 2:29 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

One way that Winnie Foster is like the Tuck family is that they both have a sense of adventure. Jesse Tuck probably embodies that mentality more than any other as he is the one that tells Winnie...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2019 2:38 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Most readers generally feel that Mae never doubts whether or not her boys will come home. It is a foregone conclusion that she is going to see them in the first week of August every tenth year....

Latest answer posted August 20, 2019 9:04 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

This is a tough question, and it is a question that is completely subjective. There are several characters that I believe could be the most cautious character in the story. Personally, I believe...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2020 2:17 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Without a more specific chapter reference, I am going to assume that this question is asking about the man in the yellow suit and chapter four. This is the chapter where he meets Winnie Foster for...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2019 12:27 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

If a conflict was not presented in a story, there wouldn't be too much to keep the reader engaged and keep reading. The arrival of the man in the yellow suit presents a dangerous situation that has...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2008 8:26 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

At the turn of the century, when Tuck Everlasting is set, there were strict rules governing the behavior of the female sex. Young girls usually wore white, long dresses. Winnie was being raised to...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2010 8:10 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

The protagonist of the story is Winnie Foster, a young girl who feels trapped in her life. She meets Jess Tuck and his family (Dad: Angus, Mom: Mae, and Brother: Miles), who are the other main...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2007 9:21 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

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...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2016 4:14 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Chapter nineteen is a pivotal part of Tuck Everlasting. The Tucks face the Man in the Yellow Suit after he enters their home. He has discovered their secret of immortality and plans on selling the...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2020 9:28 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

If I could live forever, I would want to travel a lot. I would be excited to visit as many places as possible and learn about as many cultures as I could, and then I could pick and choose the...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2019 9:59 pm UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

Winnie gets to know the Tucks better and to know their secret. Unfortunately, the man in the yellow suit also hears the Tucks talk about their secret. As Winnie discovers what the secret really...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2008 11:07 am UTC

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Tuck Everlasting

There was a thunderstorm the night that Jesse, Miles, Tuck and Winnie pry open the jail house window to set Mae free. They use the thunderclaps to disguise the sound of the window being pulled from...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2008 7:29 am UTC

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