Winnie Foster Character Analysis

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Growing up as a little girl or boy, everyone always saw the innocent side of a child. Children always tend to obey the rules to make their parents proud, but sometimes that gets boring. Children start to view their parents as a bossy person telling them what they can and cannot do. In Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit, an innocent young girl named Winnie Foster thinks that her mom and grandmother are bossing her around. Due to this, Winnie longs for freedom. Winnie Foster does get what she asks for, but in a terrifying way. Winnie is indeed innocent, but her first decision leads her on the path of many conflicts and choices. It was “the first week of August” when Winnie Foster made a decision that in due time, caused her innocence to fade away. Winnie lived with her grandmother and mother, and as young as she…show more content…
She was “proud to forget the tight, pruned world outside.” As she strolled through the wood, she discovered “a boy, almost a man. He was thin and sunburned with a thick mop of curly brown hair.” While watching him carefully, “he moved a pile of pebbles carefully to one side, pebble by pebble.” Under the pebbles was a “low spurt of water” that she watched the boy drink from. Suddenly, “their eyes met.” He was a “seventeen and a one hundred and four years old” boy named Jesse Tuck. Winnie tried to drink some of the water that he was drinking, but he stopped and begged her not to do so. Soon before she could drink it, Jesse’s mother Mae and his brother Miles arrived, and when they spotted Jesse trying to stop Winnie from drinking the water, they took her away. The worst had set in for Winnie. First, she wanted to run away, and now she was being kidnapped dreading the worst to happen. Winnie choice to go out in the wood alone, led her current
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