Symbolism in Walk Two Moons
By: Lizzie General
Summary of Novel
In Walk Two Moons, another symbol Creech uses is blackberries. The first time they are mentioned is when Sal is picking blackberries with her mom. "And then I started thinking about the blackberries, and I remembered a time my mother and I walked around the rims of the fields and pastures in Bybanks, picking blackberries." (Creech 32-33)
Then Creech uses it again when her mom eats blackberries and kisses a tree. "As she approached the corner of the barn where the sugar maples stands, she plucked a few blackberries from a stray bush and popped them into her mouth. She looked all around her -- back at the house, across the fields, and up into the canopy of branches overhead. She took several quick steps up to the trunk of the maple, threw her arms around it, and kissed that tree soundly." (Creech 122) The blackberries remind Sal off her mom and the memories of her. They also remind her of how she looked and how she acted. The Blackberries are something Sal's mom loved to eat. Creech uses this symbol to help the reader understand how much Sal loved her mom.