Judgments In Walk Two Moons
BY: L Johnson
Throughout the novel Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech uses judgment to teach the reader a lesson about not judging a person until you know them.
Judgments About Mrs. Cadaver
One of the judgments that show up frequently throughout the novel is Mrs. Cadaver. The first time Creech uses this judgment, a girl named Pheoby was walking Sal home and she told Sal what she thought " I think maybe she killed Wr. Cadaver and chopped him up and buried him in the backyard.'' (Creech 32). when in reality "Her husband died when a drunk driver rammed into his car." (Creech 218). Later in the book, Pheoby again judges Mrs. Cadaver in her summer journal that Mr. Birkway (Her teacher) reads aloud to the class. " I am very concerned about Mrs, uh, Mrs. Corps. Her suspicious behavior suggest that she murdered her own husband." (Creech 216). The topic about Mrs. Cadaver killed her own husband is talked bout talked about whenever Sal & Pheoby are together. Mrs. Cadaver is the first person Sal has judged and she thinks these things because of Pheoby. Judgments are used to teach a lesson, don't judge a person until you have walked two moons in their moccasins.
Judgments About Mr. Birkway
Another judgment that shows up frequently throughout the novel is Mr. Birkway. The first time Creech uses this judgment, Pheoby and Sal are watching Mrs. Cadaver & Mr. Birkway chop down a bush in Mrs Cadavers back yard. Pheoby tells her thoughts and Says, " Maybe Mr. Birkway helped her chop up her husband and bury him and maybe they were eating worried and decided to disguise the spot with a Rhododendroh bush." (Creech 86). when in reality " her husband died when a frank driver rammed into his car." So they were only redoing her backyard. This was used ton teach the reader not to judge a person until you actually met them and know them.