Elwyn Brooks White, or E.B White is best known for his children’s books The Trumpet of the Swan,

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Elwyn Brooks White, or E.B White is best known for his children’s books The Trumpet of the Swan, Stuart Little, and one of his best known books; Charlotte’s Web. E.B was not a children’s writer from the beginning, he wrote pieces such as poems and short stories for Harper’s Magazine. For that magazine, E.B “wrote three children’s books- Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan- which became classics” (The New Yorker 375). White has a very different style that he writes with, “White developed his books for children in the manner of Kafka, The books are Kafka with an American twist, they are Kafka with happy endings” (Epstein 380). William Dean Howells had once said, “What American public wanted ‘was a tragedy with a…show more content…
Zuckerman is just trying to make him fat for the upcoming holiday dinners. Wilbur is upset and does not want to die. The next morning the words “SOME PIG” were spun into the spider web above Wilbur’s pen. Charlotte then asked a rat named Templeton to bring her words to spin into her web about Wilbur. He finds pieces of newspapers with the words “TERIFFIC” and “RADIANT”. Wilbur is taken to the county fair and Charlotte decides to go with him. The next morning, the word “HUMBLE” was found in the web. Zuckerman’s “famous pig” wins him some money and is now safe from harm. The next morning, Charlotte dies and Wilbur brings her egg sac home with him and waits until they hatch. Many spider babies come out of the sac, but three of them stay and become friends with Wilbur. In the end, Wilbur comes to the conclusion that Charlotte has a special place in his heart that none of her babies, or grandbabies will ever be able to fill. “Don Marquis was the man who gave him the idea for Charlotte’s Web” (Levin 432). White described this book, “about a spider who saves a pig’s life by helping make it a tourist attraction” (Love 370). “It was so popular, White said it had ‘kept me alive, been my bread and butter’” (Love 370). There are many symbols that can be found in the book. For example, it appears that a spider’s web is very weak and fragile, but in this book, it holds many strong words that saved Wilbur’s life. It is also noticed that

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