Across the nation, school-aged children read many different novels. Teachers teach students at a young age to dig deeper into the meaning of stories. This is evident in one famous novel, known as Charlotte’s Web. Elwyn Brooks (EB) White is known as one of the greatest
American writers, because of his symbolic children’s novels and unique style. EB was born on
July 11, 1899, in Mount Vernon, New York. He was the youngest child of Samuel Tilly White and Jessie Hart White. EB claims he never liked the name Elwyn, and in an interview with The
New York Times, he said, “My mother just hung it on me because she 'd run out of names”
(Biography.com par 2). Although technically he goes by EB, while attending Cornell University, he acquired the…show more content… When Katharine’s book, “Onward and Upward in the Garden,” was published, EB wrote the introduction saying, “Life without Katharine is no good for me.” One could not deny that EB White loved his wife with everything he had. The time period of which EB White lived very much affected his works.
In the time of EB White’s life, he experienced many different historical events that greatly influenced his writings. Some of these include World War I, the Great Depression, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, World War II, Mccarthyism, the Civil Rights Movement,Red China, and the Cold War. The time period in which EB lived was one of the most turbulent times as far as history goes. One of EB’s most beloved novels is Charlotte’s Web, published in 1952, which is about the friendship between a spider and a pig. One day, he spotted a spider spinning an egg sac in his barn, which inspired him to begin writing Charlotte’s Web. “This book is notable for its usage of rhythm in its context” (The Famous People par 18) His niece encouraged him to begin writing children’s books. His unique titles drew the attention of young readers.
The plot line of Charlotte’s Web is very interesting, and one would be surprised in how much can happen in the life of a pig, which contains many ups and downs. From the very beginning of the story, it is recognized by readers that Wilbur is in a whole lot of trouble. Right after his birth, Papa Arbale wants