Judgement in Walk Two Moons

By Daniel Zhiglov

Summary of the Book

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech is about a 13 year old girl named Sal. She drives with her grandparents to Lewiston, Idaho to see her mom's grave. On the way there, Sal tells her grandparents about Phoebe's story and her adventures with the lunatic and Phoebe's disappearing mom.

Thesis Statement

Throughout the novel, Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech uses Judgement to give you a better understanding of ''Don't judge a man until you've walked two moons in his moccasins'' (Creech 61) because the judgements proved wrong later on in the book.

The Judgements

Mike Bickle ( Judgement 1)

One of the people who are judged in Sharon Creech's novel, Walk Two Moons is Mike Bickle in Creech 43, (Page 43). Phoebe believes that he might be a lunatic and a murderer, ''Sal do you detect any signs of lunacy?'' ''There doesn't appear to be any place he could be hiding a gun'' ''Maybe he has a knife tucked into his socks.'' But later in the book it turns out that the lunatic was actually Mike Bickle and that he was Phoebe's older brother that her mother gave up for adoption in Creech Page 248 ''Mrs. Winterbottom said, Mike is my son'' It is through this judgement that the reader gets to understand Mike's story.

Ms.Cadaver (Judgement 2)

Another person who is judged in Sharon Creech's novel Walk Two Moons is Ms.Cadaver in Creech 32. Phoebe judges her by saying ''I think maybe she killed Mr.Cadaver and chopped him up and buried him in the backyard''. This later proved false in pages 218-219 when Mr.Birkway said that ''Her husband died when a drunk driver rammed into his car'' and My sister Margaret was the nurse on duty in the emergency room when they brought in her husband and our mother.'' This proves that Phoebe was wrong. It is through Judgement that the reader gets a deeper understanding of ''Don't judge a man until you walk two moons in his moccasins.''
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