Symbolism in Walk Two Moons

By: Brandon Jauregui

Summary

Walk Two Moons is about a thirteen year old girl named Sal who is trying to find her missing mother in Lewiston, Idaho. While on the way, she tells her grandparents about her friend Phoebes disappearing mother, and the lunatic.

Thesis

Throughout the novel Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creeche uses symbolism to Make the reader gains a deeper understanding of Sals life.

Blackberries

One of the symbols that pops up frequently throughout the novel is the taste of blackberries. A huge moment in the book is when Sal and ben kiss. When that happens, Ben asks "Did it taste a little like blackberries." The first time it is mentioned in the book is when Sal eats Blackberry pie at Phoebes house, which for some reason reminds her of her mother. Whenever blackberries are mentioned it's always with someone she loves such as her mother, or ben. Blackberries symbolize love for this reason.

Trees

Trees are another symbol that are frequently popping up. Trees are already mentioned on page 1 when Sal says "the Chestnut tree, the Willow, the Maple, the Hayloft, or the swimming hole, and they all belonged to me." Throughout the entire story, Sal talks about how she loves trees and how her mom kissed trees and that she praised to trees because they were always there. Trees symbolize family because she always talks about trees when she is with her family or talking about them. Also the first quote seems like she is saying that her family belonged to her and that she has a family. Trees resemble family for this reason