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Charlotte's Web Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Arable Farm

The first place the reader meets the Arables and Wilbur; Wilbur's first home.

Charlotte's Web

Web where Charlotte catches the insects that sustain her life and where she writes the words and messages that save Wilbur's life. Some come to view the web as supernatural and magical.

County Fair

Zuckerman enters Wilbur in the County Fair, a typical 1950s midwestern event. It is here that Templeton gorges himself on Fair droppings. It is also here that Charlotte creates her egg sac and lays her eggs - and then dies.

Wilbur's Pen

Place where Wilbur spends his days. Even when he is able to escape or leave, Wilbur longs to be back here.

Zuckerman's Farm

Wilbur's permanent home. Also the home of Charlotte, Templeton, and the other animals. Fern likes to visit the barn cellar and sit quietly on a milk stool, observing the animals.

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