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What are some of the conflicts of Tuck Everlasting?

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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, it is a plot-driving element. The main conflict of the story, however, is Winnie's having to decide whether or not to drink the water from the spring. It is quite interesting that we never hear the true reason why Winnie makes the decision she does. While the reader does receive a sense of resolution, it would be interesting to know why Winnie chooses not to drink the water...

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