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Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web


by E. B. White

Charlotte's Web Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Charlotte spends the novel getting almost no recognition. How would this story be different if Charlotte got the credit she deserves?
  2. What do you think of the chapter titles? How do they relate to what happens within the chapters?
  3. Does the novel take a stance on animal rights? What do you think this stance might be?
  4. Why are we so attached to Charlotte by the end of the book? What makes this spider so special?
  5. What if Wilbur weren't a pig? What if he were, say, a chicken? Or a cow? How would this affect the story?
  6. Why is the novel called Charlotte's Web instead of, say, Wilbur the Pig? Who is really the most important character?

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