Critical Events in Charlotte's Web

Timeline created by Pikee
  • Fern Names Wilbur

    Fern Names Wilbur
    Fern Arable is a young girl who lives on a farm. When baby pigs are born, Fern will not allow her father to kill the runt as he had planned to do. Instead, she adopts him as her own, names him Wilbur, and vows to take very good care of him. Video of Fern Saving Wilbur
  • Wilbur Goes to the Farm

    Wilbur Goes to the Farm
    Wilbur leaves Fern's home and moves to her Uncle, Homer Zuckerman's, farm.
  • Wilbur Meets Charlotte

    Wilbur Meets Charlotte
    After hearing her voice in the middle of the night, Wilbur finally meets a spider named Charlotte who lives on the farm. Click here to watch a video of Wilbur meeting Charlotte
  • Wilbur Finds Out He Will Die

    Wilbur Finds Out He Will Die
    Charlotte informs Wilbur of the Zuckerman's plan to slaughter him.
  • Charlotte's Plan

    Charlotte's Plan
    Charlotte has an idea and comes up with a plan to save Wilbur. She weaves the phrase "SOMG PIG" into her web, which immediately attracts recognition, attention, and publicity. As she continues to write phrases such as "TERRIFIC" and "RADIANT", word spreads and people come from all around to see this amazing occurance.
  • Templeton

    Templeton
    Charlotte sends Templeton, the barnyard rat, to the dump to collect labels that will serve as inspriation for her web messages.
  • Wilbur Goes to the Fair

    Wilbur Goes to the Fair
    Fern's family takes Wilbur to the county fair and he wins a medal for being such an extraordinary pig. He is like no other! Watch Wilbur win his metal!
  • Charlotte's Last Days

    Charlotte's Last Days
    Charlotte spells her last word, "HUMBLE", in her web and lays her nest of eggs. Wilbur realizes that Charlotte is acting different and doesn't seem like herself.
  • Wilbur Says Goodbye

    Wilbur Says Goodbye
    Charlotte is going to die and Wilbur and the rest of their friends on the farm have to say goodbye. Wilbur takes her eggs back to the farm so he can protect them until they hatch.
  • Baby Spiders

    Baby Spiders
    When the spiders hatch, Wilbur is sad to find out that only three babies are small/young enough to stay on the farm and the rest have to leave. Wilbur is glad that three stay though since he is really missing Charlotte. He names the baby spiders Joy, Nellie, and Arania.