One major difference is the fact that Fern takes Wilbur to
school and is taken to the principal’s office. This event does not occur in the
Another major difference between the two representations is
the way in which Wilbur learns about the slaughter of pigs and the farmer’s
plan for his life. In the movie, Wilbur discovers the smoke house after he has
escaped from his pen. At this point, the animals explain what will happen to
him in the future. In the book, Wilbur is unaware of what is planned for his
future until the animals inform him.
One other difference is the animal’s reaction to Charlotte
when she is first introduced. The animals are portrayed as being afraid of her
and somewhat reluctant to be around her in the film version. When she is
introduced in the book, however, the animals do not have a strong reaction to
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