Symbolism In Walk Two Moons

By: Reilly Heitt


Sharon Creech's novel Walk Two Moons is about a 13 year old girl named Sal. Sal goes on a trip with her grandparents to find her mom, on the way she tells them about her crazy adventures with Pheobe.

Thesis Statement

Throughout the novel Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech uses symbolism to give a better understanding of the character.

Reason 1: Hair

One of the main symbols in Walk Two Moons would be hair. Hair represents the connection between Sal and her mother. "My mother's postcards and hair are still in the floorboards in my room." (Creech 278) Sal's dad also did not want sal to cut her hair. "My father said to me, 'Don't cut yours, Sal. Please don't cut yours.'" (Creech 92). This shows that Sal's father didn't want her to cut the connection between Sal and her mom.

Reason 2: Tulips

Another main symbol in the book Walk Two Moons, would be tulips. Sal's mom had a miscarriage yet Sal's family still wanted to name the baby tulip. "We should name the baby anyways.' he said 'Do you have any suggestions?' the name came to me from the air 'tulip' I said." (Creech 149) When the tulips died they decided to burry her where the tulips bloom. "We'll burry the baby in the little cemetery near the aspen grove where the tulips bloom." (Creech 149). I think that the tulips represent rebirth. I think that because tulips die then grow again.