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Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

by E. B. White

Mortality Quotes

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Quote #10

She never moved again. Next day, as the Ferris wheel was being taken apart and the race horses were being loaded into vans and the entertainers were packing up their belongings and driving away in their trailers, Charlotte died. The Fair Grounds were soon deserted. The sheds and buildings were empty and forlorn. The infield was littered with bottles and trash. Nobody, of the hundreds of people that had visited the Fair, knew that a grey spider had played the most important part of all. No one was with her when she died. (21.52)

In the end, Charlotte dies all alone. This makes us pretty sad, since Charlotte was such a good friend to Wilbur. What do you think about Charlotte's death? Why might it be important that she die alone?

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