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Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web


by E. B. White

Charlotte A. Cavatica Timeline and Summary

  • Charlotte lives in the doorframe of the barn on the Zuckerman farm.
  • She likes spinning her webs and catching flies, because apparently they're yummy.
  • When Wilbur comes to the barn, Charlotte gets a new friend.
  • She also gets a new project: making sure Mr. Zuckerman doesn't eat her new pal for Christmas dinner.
  • Charlotte schemes and schemes and finally comes up with a plan.
  • She writes her first catchy slogan for Wilbur in the web: "SOME PIG!"
  • After this first success, Charlotte writes "TERRIFIC" and then "RADIANT."
  • Everyone loves her webs so the plan is working.
  • The only downside is that no one knows it's Charlotte who's doing the writing, but that's okay. In fact, it might not even be a downside.
  • When it's time for the County Fair, Charlotte joins her buddy Wilbur. At the fair, our little spider weaves her last web with the word "Humble."
  • Then she makes an egg sac housing 514 spider eggs. Everyone, including Wilbur and the egg sac, heads back to the farm—except for Charlotte, who's too weak to leave.
  • She dies all by herself, which is seriously sad.