Important Lesson Taught in Charlottes Web
In E.B. White?s, Charlottes Web, children are given the opportunity to learn about several life lessons. The book teaches a moral lesson, teaches of an animals habits, and allows young readers to identify with humanized animals, all of which have deeper meanings. Children get to learn all of this while looking into the world of Wilbur and his barnyard buddies. Charlottes Web is full of little life lessons. However, they are never just stated, rather hidden within other things; readers must look past the animals actions to see a deeper meaning and moral.
One of the lessons that is taught revolves around Templeton, the rat. Throughout the book he is a greedy self-seeker who does not help anyone, unless there is something in it for him. The rest of the barnyard animals work together as a family, a community, but Templeton does not belong. “The rat had no morals, no conscience, no scruples, no consideration, no decency, no milk of rodent kindness, no compunctions, no higher feeling, no friendliness, no anything” (White 46). A child reading the story could identify with the animals and their feelings and actions and see that Templeton
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