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From Child to Adult Children can relate to Wilburs innocent nave character which is dependent on his relationships with other characters in the novel Yet as time passes and Wilbur grows older his character matures and evolves from this childlike nature to the role of an adult Being the runt of the litter was supposed to end Wilburs short lived life However with Ferns bravery standing up to her father not only saved but more importantly prolonged Wilburs life Fern shows a childs perspective on death when she tells her father he is being unfair She thinks that every life on earth is precious and important and should be given a second chance The pig couldnt help being born small could it If I had been very small at birth would you have killed me 3 Wilbur then depends on Ferns character and relies on her as not only a friend but also a mother figure When Wilbur first moves away he feels lonely when Fern doesnt come visit and when she does he feels sad when she leaves This portrays an extremely dependent side of Wilburs character showing that he is needy of Fern who seems to have many priorities in her life besides Wilbur Wilbur becomes very sad when his loneliness is all he thinks of The rainy weather ruins his plans for the day and his bitter barn-mates disappoint Wilbur by not playing with him and therefore satisfying him Wilbur begins to understand that Fern has other places to be and that in order to keep himself happy and content he must make new friends Charlotte a spider who lives in the barn senses Wilburs sadness and reaches out to him providing a friendly atmosphere Charlotte becomes a close companion to Wilbur teaching and showing him things many others wouldnt waste their time with Wilbur then confides in Charlotte for advice and for a shoulder to cry on as
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