Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Person's a Person, No Matter How Small

  One thing I appreciate about the book "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White are the morals and lessons we learn from the book.

  At the beginning of the story, Wilbur is intimidated by the way Charlotte catches and eats her food. He is disturbed, and pictures her as an inhumane and bloodthirsty creature. As Wilbur's image of Charlotte throughout the book shifts from inhumane to kind and gentle, Wilbur begins to feel ashamed, and completely regrets that he ever thought Charlotte was not the kind animal she was.  E.B. White sends the message to the reader that you can never judge a book by its cover. Just because someone does something differently does not mean they are a certain way.

  Charlotte is one of the strongest characters in the book. She saved Wilbur's life, got him attention, and was a great friend to him till the day she died. She was always there for Wilbur. I think that the character Charlotte gives the message that even the smallest things in life can make the biggest difference.

  "Charlotte's Web" is not only a story of friendship. It is a story of courage, confidence, growing up, and new life. The lessons we learn from "Charlotte's Web" stay with us forever. "Charlotte's Web" is truly some book.