Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons

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Why do people spend time worrying about things in the past, when they have so much future ahead of them? In the award winning novel, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, a mysterious note is dropped off on the Winterbottom’s front porch: “In the course of a lifetime, what does is matter?” Through this metaphor, this message is trying to reveal to people that they should not fret the things in life that won’t matter in a few days, months, or the course of a lifetime. Even thinking about events that occurred in the past, waste time in the present and future. Ultimately, this theme has a significant relation to several characters in the novel and the world at large. To begin, this message relates to several characters throughout the novel. For example, Ben Finney’s mother being in a psychiatric ward. He had to let go of anything important to him to help raise…show more content…
This circumstance will most certainly affect him in the course of a lifetime. He will not be able to grow up with a mother raising him, but him raising a mother. One might think that this has left him a bit more mature than others, for he knows what can happen to people, and how to deal with it. At the same time, he will never know what it feels like to be nurtured and loved by a mother. Another character that has had to deal with a life-changing situation is Mrs. Cadaver, also referred to as Margaret. Margaret has dealt with not one, but three events that will majorly alter her life, and matter more than anything in the course of a lifetime. One night when her mother and husband were driving their car, they were hit by a drunk driver. They were immediately rushed to the hospital, where Mrs. Cadaver was the nurse on shift. She had to watch her mother go blind, and the man she loved most

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