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What does Miles think about immortality?
Miles believes that his immortality should be used as a tool, not a toy. He tells Winnie his feelings about it the morning that he takes her out fishing. He reiterates much of what Angus Tuck told Winnie the night before, but Miles does admit that he has plans to use his immortality for something important.
How do each of the Tucks feel about living forever?
The Tuck family feels that living forever makes them miss out on the human experience. Because they cannot age, they have to live apart from other people and can’t get to know anyone. The two younger Tucks, Miles and Jesse, can’t marry. None of the Tucks can have any serious relationships.
What is Jesse’s opinion on living forever?
How does Jesse feel about being immortal? Jesse feels that the spring’s gift of immortality is a wonderful gift. He thinks it is something to be used for fun, because he never has to worry about dying. He can go anywhere he wants and do anything he wants, because he has all of the time in the world.
How does Miles disagree with the way his father lives?
How does Miles disagree with the way his father lives? Miles doesn’t think that his father should hide away from other people. Why does Winnie tell Miles to put the fish back in the pond? Winnie doesn’t feel comfortable seeing the fish die.
What does miles do with his immortality in Tuck Everlasting?
Winnie asks Miles what he’ll do with his immortality, and he says he wants to do something important. Winnie has felt the same way too. Miles catches a big fish, but the idea of the beautiful creature dying makes Winnie want to cry. She asks Miles to put it back, and he does.
Why does the Tuck family want to live forever?
The Tuck family feels that living forever makes them miss out on the human experience. Because they cannot age, they have to live apart from other people and can’t get to know anyone. The two younger Tucks, Miles and Jesse, can’t marry.
Why did miles lose everything in the spring?
(Ch. 7) Miles lost everything because he was immortal. Clearly he still feels the pain from his wife’s reaction and the fact that his children grew up without him. Jesse sees the positives in the spring, but Miles does not.
How do Jesse and miles’s views about the spring differ?
Miles has a more negative view of the spring than Jesse does. The Tuck family drank from a spring that made them immortal. It meant that they never aged, and never died. It took some time for them to realize what had happened.