Wilbur Charlotte Fern Mr. Zuckerman/Uncle Homer Templeton John Arable Mrs. Arable Mrs. Zuckerman Avery Lurvy Goose Oldest Sheep Uncle Henry Fussie
Charlotte A spider that lives in the doorway of the barn at Zuckerman’s farm. Charlotte is kind, knowledgeable, and wise.
Fern's house Fern's uncle's barn - The main setting County Fair
This setting explains Wilbur's move to the farm. Wilbur is five weeks old, and Mr. Arable insists he must be sold. Fern calls her aunt and uncle, the Zuckermans, who also own a farm. They buy Wilbur for six dollars. Fern visits Wilbur in the Zuckerman barn often, but when she is not there, Wilbur feels bored and wants a friend. One day, a small voice says that it will be his friend. The voice belongs to Charlotte, a spider living on a web above Wilbur’s pen. Wilbur is happy to have found a friend.
How to keep Wilbur alive
Charlotte the spider works to make Wilbur famous, and when he becomes famous, Zuckerman agrees to allow him to live.