Tuck Everlasting

By Natalie Babbit, Presentation by: Mrs. Kelly


Winnie meets the Tuck family and discovers a secret that threatens the Tuck family. Click here for a summary of the book.

Third-Person Omniscient Point of view

Examples from the text: Winnie did not believe in fairy tales. (We see thoughts of Winnie)

All three of them looked at her hopefully. (We see thoughts/feelings of all characters)


The passage I am reading here shows how dialogue is used to set up and introduce the conflict to the story. Winnie has just discovered Jesse Tuck drinking out of the spring that gives the water of eternal life. She insists she should get a drink and Jesse doesn't know how to keep her away from it. This dialogue also provides some characterization as to how stubborn Winnie is.

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