E. B. White Writing Styles in Charlotte's Web

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Point of View

Charlotte’s Web is written in third-person narrative with an omniscient point of view. The third-person omniscient is a narrative mode in which the reader is presented the story by a narrator with an overarching perspective, seeing and knowing everything that happens within the world of the story, including everything all of the characters are thinking and feeling. This narrative style is fitting for a children’s tale, as it takes into account each character’s thoughts and motivations.

While much of the novel revolves around the thoughts and actions of Wilbur, the narrator relates the inner thoughts of other characters as well, including Charlotte, Fern and Templeton. This style of narrative is straightforward and relates the story from a detached point of view, much in the way fairy tales are often told.

Setting

The setting of Charlotte’s Web is that of two farmhouses in...

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