Charlotte’s Web I chose to use a few different characters to answer these questions because I felt they each had a significant role in the book. Character Captain What are some character traits for this character? Templeton – If it’s in his own interest, Templeton will help the Charlotte and Wilbur, otherwise, “The rat had no morals, no conscience, no scruples, no consideration, no decency, no milk of rodent kindness, no compunction, no higher feeling, no friendliness, no anything” (White,p.
46). What was the smartest thing the character did in this section?Wilbur is a happy-go-lucky pig faced with a certain death; although this is his concern, he learns to think of others’ problems. Taking part in the effort to stay alive, Wilbur engages in activities that bear out the messages Charlotte weaves in her web, such as doing back flips with a half twist. For example Ever since the spider had befriended him, he had done his best to live up to his reputation. When Charlotte’s web said “SOME PIG”, Wilbur had tried hard to look like some pig. When Charlotte’s web said “TERRIFIC”, Wilbur had tried to look terrific.And now that the web said “RADIANT”, he did everything possible to make himself glow.
(White, 1952, p. 114) How has the character changed during the course of the book? I think Wilbur has changed greatly as the story progressed. Throughout the story, Wilbur’s first concern is for his comfort and safety. Then he found courage in and unlikely friend, a spider. He fights for his life and doesn’t give up. At the fair he realizes that Charlotte and her egg sac cannot make the journey back to the farm, he stops thinking of himself and makes arrangements to take the egg sac. Then he suffers the great loss of Charlotte his best friend.Instead of wallowing in grief he helps and watches over the babies Charlotte left behind and makes sure they have the comfort and safety he once sought.
What does this character most want? What is standing in his/her way? Charlotte really wants to see her babies grow up and take care of them but death is standing in her way. She knows she doesn’t have the strength to hold on much longer and her main concern now is getting her babies safely home to the barn which is another obstacle standing in her way because she also knows she will not live long enough to be able to complete the task at hand.Would you be friends with this character? Why or why not? I would never be friends with Templeton. He is selfish and only thinks of himself. I would never be able to count on him for anything.
He would be the type of friend that would want something in return for helping me. I would definitely be friends with Charlotte. She reminds me of my friend Shannon. She is always there to help in time of need. She has that motherly instinct about her and knows just what to say at the perfect time to make me feel better like Charlotte did for Wilbur.She is great at problem solving and helping “save my life” like Charlotte did for Wilbur.
If they were going to make a movie of the book, who would play this character? Why? They actually made two movies about this book one in 1973 and then again in 2006. I looked up on the internet movie data base and found out that: In 1973 Debbie Reynolds played the voice of Charlotte, Henry Gibson played the voice of Wilbur, Pamelyn Ferdin played the voice of Fern and Paul Lynde played the voice of Templeton.In 2006 Julia Robert played the voice of Charlotte, Dominic Scott Kay played the voice of Wilbur, Dakota Fanning played the voice of Fern, and Steve Buscemi played the voice of Templeton.
I have never seen the older version but have seen the newer one. I thought the voices suited the characters just great. I think it would be interesting to compare the two movie versions and see which voices were better. Work Cited White, E.
B. (Elwyn Brooks), Charlotte’s Web, Harper, New York 1952