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Walk Two Moons Social Sensitivity

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Social Sensitivity

At first the novel seems to be about living without a parent because the parent has chosen to leave the family.

This is certainly the case with Mrs. Winterbottom, Phoebe' mother. However, Sal reveals her jealously that Mrs. Winterbottom did return to her family. For most of the story the reader is left to wonder why Sal's mother has left. The author gradually lets the reader in on what Sal has known all along, when Sal's mother left she never intended it to be permanent.

Sal's mother has been in an accident and has not survived. Her death has perhaps been present throughout the book through subtle clues about Sal's mother absence. This approach preserves the reality of Sal's problem with believing her mother is truly not coming back.

Mrs. Winterbottom has left her fam ily because her illegitimate son has found her. She is faced with the...

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