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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting


by Natalie Babbitt

The Constable

Character Analysis

It's a little hard for us to take this guy seriously. Sure, he has dangerous and serious powers over the other characters because of his position, but let's be honest—he's kind of a bumbling fool.

Let's take a look at a few of the reasons we think this guy is meant to be comic relief:

  • He's a total chatterbox. Even Yellow Suit Guy can't wait to get away from him. 
  • He's super nosy, interested in all the goings-on in town.
  • Under his watch, a convicted murderer breaks right out of the jail.

In the end, he's really mostly a plot mover, there to catch Mae in the act and land her in jail.