What happens when right and wrong collide and you're not sure which way to go? Tuck Everlasting faces that question head on, mostly by putting Winnie and the Tucks in some sticky situations. At the core of all the moral dilemmas is this: should you protect yourself or the people you love? We have to say it: this novel is just as much about morality as it is about mortality.
Killing people is wrong, no questions asked. Mae should be punished for murdering the man in the yellow suit, no matter her motivation.
Speaking of doing the wrong thing, the Tucks are living a lie. Talk about immoral.