The Themes In Walk Two Moons By Sharon Creech

1277 Words 6 Pages
We all fall apart
Thesis statement: In the story Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, there are three main themes that the plot, subplot, conflict, and characters show.

Introduction A unknown person once said, “ One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss, or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.” This is incredibly shown in multiple occasions throughout the book Walk Two Moons. The characters go through loss, love, betrayal, and hate. They learn to let go. However this is not the only theme within the story. In the story Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, there are three main themes that the plot, subplot, conflict, and characters show.
Paragraph #1 To begin
…show more content…
Sal’s father acts as if everything is normal, but Sal knows he is in pain. Her father shows his pain by crying and Sal knows this, even though he is a great father. One of the reasons Sal’s mom left was because Sal’s father is such a good man. Sal is an amazing girl. She is a good student, a great friend, a loving daughter and granddaughter. But she, like her father, does not understand why her mother left. She is hurt and confused as to why her mother would do that. Because of this she has trouble coming to terms with her mother’s death. Sal’s father says, “But for now,’ he said, ‘we have to leave because your mother is haunting me day and night. She’s in the fields, the air, the barn, the walls, the trees,” (pg 104). This man just lost his wife. He is an amazing man. He always brings gifts for people, just to see them smile. In the past, when Sal’s mom left he continued being a great man. He would leave gifts for Sal’s mother in her room. When he found out about Sal’s mother being dead, he fell apart. He was a Hiddle. As Sal’s mother puts it, the …show more content…
Phoebe’s mother left her family, and just like Sal’s dad, Phoebe’s dad is in pieces. Her family doesn’t know how to function without her. Just like Phoebe, Sal realizes her mother’s worth once she disappears. Inside the house, Phoebe calls, “‘Mom?’ She walked through the house, looking in each room,” (pg 128). When Phoebe’s mother left, Phoebe realized the worth of her water (her mother). She saw all of the good things that disappeared along with her mother. She saw how grateful she could have been, how she could have cared about her mother more. She wouldn’t help her mother put away groceries. She didn’t notice her mother half of the time. She would tell her how she wasn’t needed because she wasn’t a child anymore. She never thanks her mom for anything she does. She also saw how much she loved her mother. Sal says, “When my mother left for Lewiston, Idaho, that April, my first thoughts were, ‘How could she do that? How could she leave me?’” (pg 35). Sal doesn’t realize at first the way she treated her mother. She doesn’t think much of it until she leaves. Then she starts to regret all that she did. Sal then wonders why her mother left her and thinks that it’s her own fault. Sal also says, “When she asked me for about the tenth time, I said, ‘No! I don’t want to go. Why do you keep asking me?’ I don’t know why I did that,” (pg 97). Sal yelled at her mom

Related Documents