by E. B. White
Character Role Analysis
Wait, Homer is a villain? We know, Homer seems like a pretty cool dude. He feeds his farm animals and shows Wilbur off at the fair. But here's what makes Mr. Z a serious antagonist: he wants to kill Wilbur. Oh right, that little ol' detail! Mr. Zuckerman isn't trying to be mean or anything. But we're rooting for Wilbur to live, and that means that Mr. Z's plan to turn our favorite pig into bacon makes him #1 on our jerk list.