Charlotte's Web is set almost entirely in Wilbur the pig's pen at Homer Zuckerman's farm. This book focuses on the unique relationship between Wilbur and the peculiarly literate spider Charlotte, who builds a web over the pig pen.Continue Reading
Wilbur befriends Charlotte and other barnyard animals but panics when he finds he's slated for slaughter the next spring. Aided by the rat Templeton, Charlotte seeks out words to weave in her web to describe the pig. The farmer Zuckerman, upon seeing these words, is immediately impressed with his miraculous pig and decides to enter him in the county fair instead of slaughtering him.
After several scenes at the fair, the setting returns to Wilbur's pen, where Charlotte dies. However, she has had children, and three of them stay to keep Wilbur company in his retirement.Learn more about Children's Books
Charlotte, the spider and main character of "Charlotte's Web," spins four messages in her web over the course of the novel, including "SOME PIG!," "TERRIFIC," "RADIANT" and "HUMBLE." The original purpose of the web writing is to spare Wilbur's life, as the pig was going to be slaughtered for meat as a runt. As the writing in the web becomes more famous, so does Wilbur.Full Answer >
The moral of Charlotte's Web focuses on the beauty and love of friendship as well as the importance of choosing a true friend or a real friend. With the friendship theme comes loyalty.Full Answer >
Friendship is the major theme of E.B. White's story, "Charlotte's Web." Friendship and devotion are portrayed in some of the most innocent of circumstances in this story, mostly between farmyard animals who grow to love and depend on each other.Full Answer >
The main character for "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White is the spider named Charlotte. The next main character is Wilbur, the pig. Wilbur and Charlotte become good friends as Charlotte helps Wilbur devise a plan keep Wilbur from being butchered at the end of the season.Full Answer >