Walk Two Moons Symbolism

By Luke Milner

Summary of the novel

Sharon Chreech's novel Walk Two Moons is about a 13 year old girl named Sal telling her friend Pheobe's story to her grandparents. Sal told this story while driving to Lewiston Idaho to visit her moms grave on her moms birthday.

Thesis Statement

Throughout the novel Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech uses symbolism to connect the reader to the character.

Symbol 1: Tulips

Tulips are one of the main symbols in Sharon Creech's novel Walk Two Moons. The first time Chreech uses tulips as a symbol was when they sang a song. "Oh meet me,in the tulips, When the tulips do blooom." (Chreech 78.) Later in the book gram and gramps got married. "It was supposed to be a joke, as if gram and gramps were going away by themselves and might not reappear until the following spring when the tulips were in bloom." (Chreech 78.) Tulips are used to show how hard it us to break love. It is the symbol tulips that connects the reader back to the character.

Symbol 2: Hair

Another symbol that is in Sharon Chreech's novel Walk Two Moons is hair. The first time hair comes into the novel is when Pheobe's mom cut her hair. "My mothers hair had been long and black, like mine, but a week before she left, she cut it." (Creech 92.) Later, Sals dad tells Sal not to cut her hair in a very begging way. "'Don't cut your, Sal. Please don't cut yours.'" (Chreech 92.) Hair is talked about whenever a person in the family disconnects themselves. This helps connect the reader to the character and their feelings.