Charoltte's Web

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  • Topic: Charlotte's Web, HarperCollins, E. B. White
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  • Published : December 12, 2012
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This is about a love, friendship novel. Charlotte’s Web is one of the most popular books written by E.B. White, and it was published in 1952 by Harper & Brothers. The book evokes positive emotions and influences the audience in spite of its seeming simplicity. At the same time, the book raises such themes as friendship, which is one of the central themes of the book. In such a way, the author apparently attempts to draw the attention of the audience to relations of people and revives the importance of friendship in the life of people, though the book shows it through animals, which are main characters of “Charlotte’s Web” but their relations resemble those of humans. It description of a spider named Charlotte how to save a pig Wilbur from slaughter. Charlotte successes, but she is also aging .After reading Chapter 6 of A Critical Handbook of Children's Literature, I know that the type of plot in Charlotte’s Web is progressive plot, and the other two considerations about plot are coincidence and sentimentality. “The plots of Charlotte’s Web, Weedflower, and 90 Miles to Havana, with their central climaxes followed quickly by denouement, are called progressive plots.”(Lukens et al 159). The story which is progressive plot is it always starts with exposition, moves to conflict, rising action, climax and ends of the book. In Charlotte’s Web, the book opens with the salvation of a runt pig by Fern. Wilbur only lives with Fern few weeks then he sold to uncle Zuckerman, he made a friend who is spider Charlotte after he comes, these are the opening description of the novel. The story enters another stage when Wilbur knows that he is going to be killed and eaten at Christmas, and turns to Charlotte for help. Charlotte has the idea of writing words in her web extolling Wilbur's excellence “some pig,” “terrific,” “radiant,” and eventually “humble” (White) reasoning that if she can make Wilbur sufficiently famous, he will not be killed. “Humble” has successes save...
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