Tuck Everlasting Themes

Tuck Everlasting Themes

Dangers of ignorance

Tuck Everlasting underscores the dangers of ignorance. Ignorant people will right away go and drink from the spring water and live forever. Due to their ignorance, they will regret it. They do not know the dangers of living forever, not just for an individual, but for the whole society. Ignorance and oblivion can cause great dangers. Because people are oblivious, they will run to that water and destroy the world.

Fate and free will

Throughout the whole story, Winnie always did things in her free will after she ran away. She chose to run away. She chose to help the Tucks, and most importantly, she chose to not scream when she was kidnapped so that the man in the yellow suit can save her.

The Tucks's fate was to drink from that water and live forever, and as Mae Tuck said, they can't control their fate, and if they kept thinking about why them and why this fate, it would be useless. It was also fate when the three events (Mae Tuck going to meet her sons, Winnie running away, and the man in the yellow suit visiting the Fosters) happened in the same day, causing them to intertwine indirectly until later when they were related in an obvious way.

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