Tuck Everlasting Themes

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Curse v. Blessing

Mae, Tuck and Miles each believed, at times, that their lives are cursed. Mae and Tuck felt that the gift of unchanging immortality destroyed what made them alive. They longed for the changes they would have gone through had they never received their immortality. Miles feels that the immortality has caused him to be able to miss out on things he would have experienced otherwise. He missed seeing his children grow and when he thinks about their ages when he is talking to Winnie, he misses his own mortality.

At times, Jesse, Miles and the stranger see the gift of immortality as a blessing, although for different reasons. Jesse uses his immortality to experience things he probably would never have been able to experience if he were mortal. He has time to make his way and see the world. His ideas are unlimited and unfettered by...

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