Study Guide

Charlotte's Web Characters

By E. B. White

Wilbur

Wilbur is the best pig you're ever going to meet. Plus, he may be the only pig you get to hear...

Charlotte A. Cavatica

Charlotte is Wilbur's best friend. Oh, and she's a spider—specifically, a common barn...

Fern Arable

Fern is a little girl who grows up right before our eyes. (We gab about growing up in the "Coming...

Avery Arable

If Avery were our brother, we might run away from home—or at least hide our valuable...

Homer L. Zuckerman

Mr. Zuckerman is Fern's uncle. She figures he's going to take good care of her little Wilbur. But...

Edith Zuckerman

We don't see much of Mrs. Z. She's Homer Zuckerman's wife and Fern's aunt, but she spends most of...

John Arable

John Arable is Fern and Avery's dad, and husband to his worried wife, Mrs. Arable. As a dad and...

Lurvy

Lurvy works on the Zuckerman farm, so you know that he's going to be in on all the action...

Mrs. Arable

Mrs. Arable is Fern and Avery's mom. Go ahead and call her a worrywart, because we sure would....

Templeton

Templeton is the big barn rat. Let's be honest: we don't like Templeton one bit. He's rude and...

The Barn Animals

There are a handful of animals in the Zuckerman barn that never get names. But that doesn't mean...