Symbolism In Walk Two Moons

By: Logan Tatum

Summary of Walk Two Moons

Sharon Creech's novel Walk Two Moons is about a 13-year-old girl named Sal. In this book Sal is on a road trip while telling a story about a girl named Phoebe. Phoebe's story is full of danger, kidnapping, lunatics, and.....Cholesterol.
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Walk Two Moons (Sharon Creech) Book Trailer by Mr. Wilson

Thesis Statement

Throughout the novel Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech uses symbolism to reflect the characters feelings.

Tulips

Tulips are a symbol that pops up frequently in Sharon Creech's novel Walk Two Moons. Sharon Creech uses tulips the first time when Gram & Gramps get married. "Behind them everyone was singing 'Oh meet me, in the tulips,when the tulips do bloom.' " (Creech 78) later in the novel Sal flashbacks to when her mom had a baby who died during birth Sal decides they should name her tulip. "The name came to me from the air 'Tulip' I said." (Creech 149)The symbol tulips pops up whenever there is family Creech uses tulips to symbolize family. when Gram & Gramps got married people sang oh when the tulips bloom, When the baby was born they named it tulip, Sal's mom tells Sal they she will be back by the time the tulips bloom Creech uses tulips to symbolize the connection sal has to her family. Through tulips Sharon Creech gives the reader a reflection of the feelings of Sal's family.

Hair

A symbol that appears in Sharon Creech"s novel Walk Two Moons is hair. Sharon Creech uses the symbol hair when Sal's mom cuts her hair short a week before leaving. "My mother's hair had been long and black, like mine, but a week before she left, she cut it.' (Creech 92) Also on page 92 Sal states she kept her moms hair. " I saved her hair, I swept it up from the kitchen floor and wrapped it in a plastic bag and hid it beneath the floorboards of my room."(Creech 92) The hair is brought up whenever someone leaves this is because it symbolizes a connection. Sal's mom cut her hair because she was leaving and cutting a connection from her husband a daughter. Sal tried to save that connection by collecting her moms hair. Through the symbol of hair Sharon Creech reflects the characters feelings giving you a deeper understanding.