WALK TWO MOONS

By Sharon Creech

SUMMARY

Salamanca Tree Hiddle is on an adventure with her grandparents to find her mother. She has just moved from life on a farm in Bybanks, Kentucky to Euclid, Ohio with her father. She has recently met a friend named Phoebe Winterbottom who has many things in common with her. As her roadtrip continues, Sal shares many stories about Phoebe that help her to understand and see herself better.

Thesis Sentence: Symbolism

The author uses symbolism to help her main character, Samamanca Hiddle, overcome personal tragedies in her life.

Tulips

Several references are made about tulips that symbolize certain events in the novel that are meaningful to Sal. AFTER YOU WRITE THE TOPIC SENTENCE FOR YOUR PARAGRAPH YOU WILL CONTINUE ON WITH TWO SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF TULIPS AND HOW THESE PASSAGES OR EVENTS AFFECT SAL. BEFORE YOU WRITE THE PASSAGE YOU NEED TO TELL YOUR READER A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE NOVEL AT THIS POINT. WRITE YOUR PASSAGE AND TELL WHERE YOU FOUND THE EXAMPLES BY GIVING THE PAGE NUMBER IN PARENTHESES RIGHT AFTER THE PASSAGE. YOU THEN NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY THIS PASSAGE ABOUT THIS SYMBOL IS SIGNIFICANT TO SAL AND HAS AN IMPACT ON HOW SHE COPES WITH HER GRIEF.

Blackberries

Blackberries symbolize memories from the past for Sal as well as some events that occur in her current life. AFTER YOU WRITE THE TOPIC SENTENCE FOR YOUR PARAGRAPH YOU WILL CONTINUE ON WITH TWO SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF BLACKBERRIES AND HOW THESE PASSAGES OR EVENTS AFFECT SAL. BEFORE YOU WRITE THE PASSAGE YOU NEED TO TELL YOUR READER A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE NOVEL AT THIS POINT. WRITE YOUR PASSAGE AND TELL WHERE YOU FOUND THE EXAMPLES BY GIVING THE PAGE NUMBER IN PARENTHESES RIGHT AFTER THE PASSAGE. YOU THEN NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY THIS PASSAGE ABOUT THIS SYMBOL IS SIGNIFICANT TO SAL AND HAS AN IMPACT ON HOW SHE COPES WITH HER GRIEF.

The Singing Tree

The three singing trees play a significant role as the novel progresses. AFTER YOU WRITE THE TOPIC SENTENCE FOR YOUR PARAGRAPH YOU WILL CONTINUE ON WITH TWO SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF THE SINGING TREES AND HOW THESE PASSAGES OR EVENTS AFFECT SAL. BEFORE YOU WRITE THE PASSAGE YOU NEED TO TELL YOUR READER A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE NOVEL AT THIS POINT. WRITE YOUR PASSAGE AND TELL WHERE YOU FOUND THE EXAMPLES BY GIVING THE PAGE NUMBER IN PARENTHESES RIGHT AFTER THE PASSAGE. YOU THEN NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY THIS PASSAGE ABOUT THIS SYMBOL IS SIGNIFICANT TO SAL AND HAS AN IMPACT ON HOW SHE COPES WITH HER GRIEF.

Conclusion

Because she needed closure about her mother’s death, Sal is very broken throughout the majority of the novel. She relies on the three symbols of tulips, blackberries, and the singing trees to help her remember fond memories of her mother. As time progresses, Sal learns that her world does not have to be full of sorrow, and that these symbols can help her move on and see things more positively.