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'Tuck Everlasting' Questions for Study & Discussion

Natalie Babbitt's Famous Novels


Tuck Everlasting is a novel by Natalie Babbitt. The work is a fantasy centering around Winifred (Winnie) Foster and her discovery off the mysterious Tuck family. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
  • What is important about the title?

  • What are the conflicts in Tuck Everlasting? What types of conflict (physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional) do you see in this story?

  • How does Natalie Babbitt reveal character in Tuck Everlasting?

  • What are some themes in the story? How do they relate to the plot and characters?

  • What are some symbols in Tuck Everlasting? How do they relate to the plot and characters?

  • Is Winnie consistent in her actions? Is she a fully developed character? How? Why?

  • Is Winnie a sympathetic character? What about the Tuck family?

  • Do you find the characters likable? Would you want to meet the characters?

  • Does the story end the way you expected? How? Why?

  • What is the central/primary purpose of the story? Is the purpose important or meaningful?

  • How effective is the novel as a fantasy, as it explores immortality?

  • How essential is the setting to the story? Could the story have taken place anywhere else?

  • What is the role of women in the text?

  • Would you recommend this story to a friend?

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