Walk Two Moons Symbolism

By Gabriella Call

Walk Two Moons Summary

Sharon Creech's novel Walk Two Moons is about a girl named Sal who is 13 years old. She drives across the country with her Grandparents to see her Mothers grave. While they drive Sal tells a story about a girl named Phoebe, her disappearing mom and the lunatic

Thesis

Throughout the novel Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech uses symbolism to make objects connect to Sal and her story

Hair

Sharon Creexh uses many symbols in her novel Walk Two Moons. One of the symbols that pops up frequently is hair. The first time hair is mentioned is when Margeret Cadaver says to Sal "What lovely hair" (Creech 10). Later in the book Ben says "I like your hair can you sit on it" (Creech 49). Everyone admires sals long hair because it was different from everyone else symbolizing difference. Another time hair is brought up is when Phoebes mom returns with Mike and her hair is cut to her shoulders. " Her hair was short to her Shoulders, she was wearing lipstick and blush on her cheeks" (Creech 245). Hair also symbolizes change and starting over. It is an important symbol in the book.

Trees

Sharon Creech uses many symbols in her novel walk two moons another symbol that pops up frequently is trees. The word tree is even Sals middle name. Not only is it her middle name but also a singing tree in Bybanks. "The longer I stared up at the leaves the more it seemed that it was the tree itself who was singing" (creech 16). Sal revisits that tree time and time again listening for that song. When Sal and her father learn that when her Mother is not coming back the tree doesn't sing. This symbols family and connection because Sals whole family loves trees. Sal even says " It is easier to pray to trees than to God" (Creech 7) When Sal was driving down the hill she said " I prayed to every passing tree and there were a thumping lot of trees along the way (Creech 214). Sal really feels a strong connection towards trees.