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What does the doctor say to Mrs. Arable’s concerns over her daughter’s preoccupation with Wilbur and the other farm animals? Do you agree with his diagnosis? Are you saddened by his prognosis? How does his council help the worried mother see the miraculous in life’s simple things?
Why didn’t the other barn residents like Charlotte? Why didn’t Wilbur feel the same way? How can appearances and preconceived notions affect one’s perspective? What helped the farm animals change their point of view?
How do Charlotte and Fern feel about keeping promises? Why does the spider say it was her “great pleasure” to help Wilbur? What did the pig give to Charlotte that she so highly valued? Although Charlotte uses the word “humble” to describe Wilbur, whom else does it describe?