In "Tuck Everlasting", why does Winnie talk to the toad?

In "Tuck Everlasting", why does Winnie talk to the toad?

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Winnie's words to the toad on page 15 are as follows:  "It'd be better if I could be like you, out in the open and making up my own mind."  Winnie is speaking to the toad in an attempt to express her own feelings.  She feels trapped by her...

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rlwebster85 | Student

Winnie is a very lonely little girl. Her parents keep her cooped up and she is unable to have friends. Other children view her to perfect to play with. This is a false image that her family has made for her. She views the Toad as a friend that will listen.

thehound | Student

because she has no one else totalk to and she is lonly

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