Essay about Critique of Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting

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Mariela Osinaga

Critique of Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

English 6

February 8, 2013


Tuck Everlasting is a story about a girl named Winnie and a family who she meets, the Tucks. The Tucks have a secret, they're immortal. They drank water from a spring that was actually a fountain of youth. Until the end of the time, they will stay the way. Winnie falls in love with one of the Tucks, Jesse, a "17"-year-old boy who shares the same feelings for her. Scared of death, Winnie must choose between being immortal and being with Jesse or following the circle of life and dying someday. The Tucks try to teach her how she shouldn't fear death, how they would give anything to die. It teaches the importance and understanding of life and death. It shows that you should not fear death, but to fear an unlived life. Winnie gives the bottle from The Spring to a frog and years later Mae and Angus Tuck come back and find her tombstone. They almost run over a frog and Tuck makes a comment that the frog thinks he will live forever which made me think that it is the same frog Winnie gave the water too.

In the book Tuck Everlasting it is similar to a TV show called “House of Anubis” because like the Tuck family lives forever, in the TV show this men named Victor want’s to live forever too. But basically the whole show is about Egyptians and about other