Walk Two Moons Analysis

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Have you ever blamed someone or yourself without hearing the whole story? In the book Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, the main character learns a really valuable lesson. Throughout the story, Salamanca Tree Hiddle prejudged Margaret, because Sal thought she was a murderer, had a serious relationship with her dad and Sal was in denial. Salamanca learns that judging others or yourself is easier than understanding and believing the true reasons. Salamanca blames people without understanding their side of the story. First of all, Salamanca blamed Margaret for being a murderer and slaughter her husband. Phoebe told Sal that Margaret killed her husband and that she might have chopped him up with the help of Mr. Birkway, their English teacher. “Like Mr. Cadaver - as I told you before. Maybe Mr. Birkway helped her chop up her husband and bury him and maybe they were…show more content…
Also Salamanca did not only blame her friends, but she also blamed herself. After Sal 's mother died, she thought that her mother 's death was her fault. Her mother was pregnant and the loss of her baby may have caused the reason that she wanted to pursue her journey. Sal was hanging on a tree and she fell, her mother, still pregnant, carried her to the hospital. When her mother was giving birth to the baby, he was born dead, she then needed to do a hysterectomy, she could not have more babies. Chanhassen then wanted to travel to find herself. When Sal 's mother got to Idaho, she died in the tragic bus accident, Sal started to blame herself "I didn 't want to blame her. She was my mother, and she was part of me." (Creech, page 109) . Sal then was being told by her grandparents that it was not her fault "Sometimes you know in your heart you love someone, but you have to go away before your head can figure it out" (Creech, page 146). Sal became a little sad with this situation "You can 't keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair."

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