Charlotte's Web Setting & Symbolism

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Zuckerman’s Barn

When Wilbur is a few weeks old, Mr. Arable tells Fern that he must be sold. Fern sells Wilbur to her uncle, Homer Zuckerman, and Wilbur is moved to a pigpen in the cellar of Zuckerman’s barn.

Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s web hangs from the rafters above Wilbur’s pigpen. When Wilbur turns to Charlotte for help after learning he will be slaughtered, Charlotte decides to create messages in her web praising Wilbur. Mr. Zuckerman and the townspeople marvel at the words “Some Pig!” “TERRIFIC,” “RADIANT” and “HUMBLE” when they appear in the web, making Wilbur famous.

The Barn Cellar

The barn cellar is the area of the barn where Wilbur’s pigpen is located. Also located in the cellar are a sheepfold for the sheep and all sorts of farm tools. Fern finds an unused milk stool here, which she places next...

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