Judgements In Walk Two Moons

By: Ethan Giannini

Summary Of Novel

Sharon Creech's novel, Walk Two Moons is about a 13-year-old girl named Sal, who drives all the way from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents. The reason was to see her mother's grave on her mom's birthday. On the trip, Sal tells a story about her crazy friend named Pheobe.

Thesis Statement

Throughout the novel, Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech uses judgments to teach a lesson about to not judge people at first sight.

Judgement of Mike Bickle

One of the judgements that pop up throughout the novel, Walk Two Moons, is about Mike Bickle. (Creech 43), Pheobe and Sal first encounter Mike Bickle, Pheobe immediately sees him as a potential lunatic. She gets scared and starts to lie to him. Every time Pheobe saw the lunatic, she would get scared and react scared. (Creech 235), Pheobe and Sal see Mrs. Winterbottom kissing 'the lunatic'. Immediately, Pheobe and Sal thinks that Mike is dating Mrs. Winterbottom. Here comes the moment of truth. Mrs. Winterbottom states, "Mike is my son". (Creech 248.) This means that the whole time, 'The lunatic' (Mike Bickle,) was Pheobe's brother. Pheobe would always judge new people throught the book, depending on if they are ominous, or even just on their name. This shows not to judge people at first sight.

Judgement of Mrs. Cadaver

Another judgement that is often shown in the novel, Walk Two moons, is the judgement towards Mrs. Cadaver. For example, (Creech 23), Pheobe states, "You know what cadaver means?" "It means dead body." This shows that Pheobe is judging Mrs. Cadaver in the very begining of the book. She is judging her on her last name. Another example of judgement toward Mrs. Cadaver is when pheobe states, (Creech 32), "I think that maybe she killed Mr. Cadaver and chopped him up and buried him in her backyard." This also shows judgement toward her, because pheobe says that she killed her husband. So Pheobe thinks that she is a bad person. But this is where Pheobe is wrong. (Creech 218). Mrs. Cadaver states that her husband died in a car accident from a drunk driver. So this Whole time, Pheobe was wrong. Like Sharon Creech says, "Never judge a ma untill you have walked two moons in his moccasins."