Prof: Priti Sharma
6 October 2012
A love that a mother can give to a child is something what is priceless. A mother is always helpful and supportive to her child in every stage of a child life like the Charlotte’s and Fern’s love for Wilbur. She build from her baby from her birth to an infant, childhood and then to adulthood. She also built the child’s confidence and encourages what the child wants to do in their life. She develops a child to be mature enough so that the child can stand in front of the world. The flame of ‘maternal love’ can be easily seen in ‘Charlotte’s Web’. A mother cannot be the only one who gives birth to the child but she can be the one who takes care of a child and raise him/her up. She always holds the child hands at ever different stages of the child’s life from her childhood, to the adulthood, and even at the old age. A child will always remain a child for their parents. A mother will first feed her child and then have her food. “But Fern couldn’t eat until her pig had had a drink of milk” (White 5). Fern too was a child but she takes care of Wilbur like a mother that shows us the maternal love of Fern. From the time she took responsibilities of Wilbur; she feeds Wilbur two times a day by her own hands and she also teaches Wilbur how to suck milk from the bottle just as mother do with the child. “But I am going to save you, and I want you to quiet down immediately” (White 51). This phrase describe Charlotte’s maternal love for Wilbur as Charlotte promise Wilbur to help him from being killed and live his life happily. Charlotte stops him from crying in the way a mother would stop her child when he/she is crying or might be fighting for life. A mother loves his child more than anything in the same way as “Fern loved Wilbur more than anything. She loved to stroke him, to feed him, to put him to bed” (White 8). This phrase explains the mother love and care for her child. “Won’t he be cold at night?”...
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