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Beyond the Barnyard: Anthropomorphism and Moral Lessons in E.B. White's 'Charlotte's Web

Author(s) Merlin Martina, Dr. Marie Evangeline
Country India
Abstract E.B. White's well-known children's book "Charlotte's Web" expertly uses anthropomorphism to give its animal characters life. This essay explores the function of anthropomorphism in the story, looking at how it heightens reader interest, explains more complex ideas, and influences text interpretations. This analysis investigates the ways in which anthropomorphism functions as a storytelling strategy in "Charlotte's Web" through a close reading of significant passages and characters. It looks at how readers can relate to characters like Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider by attributing human characteristics and feelings to them, leading to a deeper sense of understanding and connection. Additionally, this essay explores the wider ramifications of anthropomorphism in literature.The study investigates how White uses anthropomorphism to communicate complicated emotions, moral teachings, and existential concerns through a detailed examination of important characters including Wilbur the pig, Charlotte the spider, and Templeton the rat. Furthermore, this study explores the cultural and sociological ramifications of anthropomorphism in "Charlotte's Web," taking into account how it affects children's books as well as more general debates about ethics and animal rights. This paper provides insights into the timeless appeal and importance of anthropomorphism in narrative through a blend of literary analysis and cultural critique.
Keywords Anthropomorphism, animals, human characteristics, influence, character.
Field Arts
Published In Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024
Published On 2024-04-30
Cite This Beyond the Barnyard: Anthropomorphism and Moral Lessons in E.B. White's 'Charlotte's Web - Merlin Martina, Dr. Marie Evangeline - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.18896
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