Tuck Everlasting Book Vs Movie Essay

Comparing And Contrasting The Movie And Natalie Babbitt's Book Entitled Tuck Everlasting

Do you know a book called Tuck Everlasting which is written by Natalie Babbitt existed in this world? It is a very interesting novel with a very sad ending. It’s a story about a girl, who discovered a very dangerous secret about a particular spring water. When you drink the water, it makes you immortal. A movie on this book was produced later on. Things change when you have to audition something that is written. And so, the movie Tuck Everlasting was very different from the book Tuck Everlasting.
Winnie Foster, a ten-year-old girl, discovered a very dangerous secret about the spring water in the woods her parents owned. She found out that if the spring water is drunk, it makes one immortal. Winnie didn’t understand what it was like being immortal, until she met the Tucks, who had drunk from the spring water and had become immortal. She wanted to be immortal too, but they talked her out of it, except for Jesse Tuck. Jesse and Winnie liked each other very much. Jesse wanted Winnie to drink the spring water so that she could be immortal and could live with him forever. Jesse told her to drink the spring water when she gets a little older because Winnie was too young to drink it now. Winnie agreed. But in the movie, she turned out to be a fifteen-year-old young adult. So Winnie didn’t need to wait to drink the spring water. It was very surprising to see Winnie as a teenager when we all imagined her being a little kid.
Because she was a little girl in the book, immortality was the main thing that was going on. But she was about fifteen years old in the movie, which changed the whole meaning of the book Tuck Everlasting. A movie which was supposed to be about immortality was turned into a romantic film. Winnie Foster and Jesse Tuck did many things together, like swimming. They went to visit a rocky cliff, which Jesse called the Eiffel Tower, and had thea good time. Soon, they became deeply in love with each other and they kissed nearby a crackling fire. Winnie was a little girl in the book so, of course, she didn’t kiss Jesse. Even though the two liked each other, Winnie, unfortunately, didn’t want to live forever like Jesse so she chose the right way for her. Jesse was very sad in both the movie and the book.
When Winnie saw Jesse drinking the spring water (which was the key to immortality) Mae, Miles and Jesse kidnapped her and took her away on their horse. That was in the book but in the movie; Miles...

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Tuck Everlasting Essay

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Tuck Everlasting- Compare and Contrast Essay Is living forever the greatest gift of the ultimate curse? This is the question that both the ALA notable book, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, and the movie based on the book raise. Both explore the exciting possibility of never facing death, the harsh reality of a never ending life and the greed that it can bring. A look at the similarities and differences will reveal that the theme, along with the general story line, was one of the few things that remain the same in the translation from book to movie. The book and the movie are alike in the portrayal of a young girl, Winnie Foster, on the verge of womanhood, who feels discontent with her sheltered life. She comes upon the Tuck…show more content…

Jesse encourages Winnie to drink the water from the spring and join them, but the end of the story reveals that she has chosen not to. One of the biggest differences between the movie and the book was the age of Winnie. In the book she was a young girl of ten and in the movie she was fifteen years old. This most likely was a choice of the movie makers because it decreased the age gap between Winnie and Jesse and allowed for a romantic element, which the movie expanded into a large part of the story. The love scenes did not push the movie into an inappropriate realm, but adults should be cautioned that kissing and cuddling all night are portrayed and possibly should be discussed when viewing with pre-teens. Babbitt describes Winnie as, essentially, having a crush on Jesse, but it was a very innocent relationship. Jesse, too, was taken by Winnie and encouraged her to drink the water when she was seventeen and they could spend an eternity together. The book explains that Jesse gives Winnie a bottle of the water, giving a very physical symbol of the monumental choice that she must make. The movie, inexcusably, omits this. At the conclusion of the book, Mae and Tuck, not Jesse as portrayed in the movie, return to Tree Gap after many years, discover the gravestone of Winnie, realize that she never partook of the water and exclaim, “Poor Jesse”. The historical time period was also changed from the book to the movie, as was the time of summer in which the story

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