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Charlotte's Web Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Wilbur

The runt of his litter, Wilbur is saved from certain death and coddled from day one. Wilbur has a good, child-like heart, but is unable to make decisions for himself and is often unaware of the events around him that do not involve him directly. He goes from one mother figure, Fern, to another, Charlotte. He also seems to have very low self-esteem, and is always in need of an ego boost from Charlotte. Wilbur does show signs of progress, as he gets older; for instance, he learns to accept, and even appreciate, Charlotte's role in the circle of life, acknowledging that her insect diet does indeed serve a purpose and is not simply "cruel," as he first believes. By the end of the book, Wilbur has grown enough in character to take on the responsibility of Charlotte's children. In some ways, Wilbur can be seen as a...

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