What are some of the conflicts of Tuck Everlasting?

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There are quite a few different conflicts going on in the book "Tuck Everlasting."  Several of them are internal conflicts for Winnie.  Probably her biggest internal conflict is deciding whether or not to drink the water that will grant her eternal life.  She wants to drink it, so that she can be with Jesse Tuck.  However, eternal life has its own set of consequences that Winnie is not sure she wants to have.  Another internal conflict of Winnie's is what to do about Mae Tuck's imprisonment.  Help break her out even though it is against the law? Winnie is also in conflict with her own parents.  Her parents are not evil like Cinderella's step sisters or anything like that, but they are oppressive parents.  They do not allow Winnie much freedom at all.  When the Tucks come along and show Winnie what else a family can be like, Winnie starts to distance herself from her family even more.