Walk Two Moons
By: Sharon Creech
Thesis sentence: Foreshaddowing
Sal's mom died in a bus accident
Sal and Phoebe are talking about what would happen if Mrs. Cadaver chopped up Sal’s dad and Phoebe asks Sal if she would go live with her mother. “’Yes I suppose I would go live with her.’ That was impossible and I knew it, but for some reason I could not tell Phoebe that, so I lied.” (Page 102) Sal doesn’t want to tell Phoebe that her mom is dead so she lies. Sal knows that this would be impossible because her mom is dead.
Mike is Mrs Winterbottoms son
Sal and Phoebe go to look for Mike Bickle who Phoebe thinks is a lunatic who kidnapped her mom. They visit the university campus and see Mrs. Winterbottom kiss mikes cheek. “They were holding hands. She turned to him and kissed his cheek…. On the bench was Phoebe’s mother, and she was kissing the lunatic.” (Page 235) this is also an important passage because it hints the reader that mike could be Mrs. Winterbottom’s son. Mrs. Winterbottom was going to the university to visit Mike Bickle because he was her blood son. She went in private without telling anyone because she didn’t think her husband would like the fact that she had a child with someone else.
Grams death is foreshadowed in many different ways throughout this book. Sal and her grandparents are swimming in a river when Gram gets bit by a snake. “’It’s a water moccasin, isn’t it?’ she said. It’s a poisonous one, isn’t it?” The author uses this to hint the reader that Gram is going to die. The water moccasin is poisonous and Gram is immediately taken to the hospital and although Sal and Gramps thinks she is going to be ok, Gram knows that she is going to die.
Sal and her grandparents are on their way to Coeur d’ alene and Gram is sleeping peacefully but Sal and Gramps are listening to her shaky breathing. ‘’’Gramps,’ I whispered. ‘She looks a little gray, doesn’t she?’’ Gram is turning gray and her breathing is getting rattely. Sal and Gramps are starting to realize that Gram isn’t doing so well.
The author uses the clues mike is Mrs. Winterbottom’s son, Sal’s mom died in a bus accident and Grams death to help the reader foreshadow the end of the book. The author uses different foreshadowing clues to make it harder for the reader to figure out what will happen to the characters in the end.