"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tuck Questions!

I'm totally copping out on this round of questions:

-No quotes with each question--sorry my copy is packed up and in another apartment and I didn't want to wait until I could obtain a library copy.

-Many of them based on questions I found.

-Not the most wow or fun questions to answer.

But, there are questions! So in a week I'll begin answering them a couple at a time. Please send along your own responses!

  1. What are the conflicts in Tuck Everlasting?
  1. What are some symbols in Tuck Everlasting?
  1. What is your reaction to the Tucks' home? Is it a place you would like to be?
  1. Imagine if the story had been at another time or place. How would it be different? What changes would have occurred in the story?
  1. Have you ever been homesick? How did you feel? Would you have considered Winnie was homesick?
  1. Do you find the characters likable? Would you want to meet the characters?
  1. Would you want to look like you do now when you are 87?
  1. What is the role of women in the text?
  1. Have you seen the movie? What were your impressions of the adaptation?
  1. Did you relate to Winnie?
  1. Did you have any suspicions about the man in the yellow suit?
  1. What are your thoughts on living forever?
  1. Did the story end the way you expected?
  1. What do you think about Jesse's offer to Winnie?
  1. What would you have done if you were Winnie?
  1. Any thoughts on that toad?


Christina T said...

It has been years since I read Tuck Everlasting but I loved the book and the movie.

I think if the story had been set in modern times it would have been very easy for others to find out about the Tucks.

I think Winnie made the right choice. I thought about this book when I was reading the Twilight Saga. There was a part of me that wanted Bella to choose a normal life too.

I apologize but I won't be answering the other questions because I can't remember the book that clearly (I remember the movie more).

I also wanted to let you know that I gave you an award on my blog!

ldsjaneite said...

It's been years for me, too. I don't remember too much myself! Thanks for answering some questions. Interesting correlation to Bella and her decision in Twilight. I would have never thought of that.

Thanks for the award! I'll have to get to that soon.