A friend in need
Charlotte’s Web centers around the life-changing friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte. The book’s central theme is friendship—specifically the ways in which true friendship often involves self-sacrifice.
The story shows throughout many scenes and relationships, that is a rare and beautiful thing to find someone who is willing to use their own talent, time, and effort to help or defend a friend in need.
Wilbur remembers that the sacrifices Charlotte made on his behalf during her short life enhance “the glory of everything” around him.