Charlotte web the novel is a warm-hearted, classic children’s novel. The center theme of the novel is about on true friendship and loyalty. The movie, although released in 2006, the proved to be true to the memorable and popular book. The story in the novel as well in the movie remains the same. But the main difference between reading the novel against watching the movie is, movie will eliminate the imagination of the landscape or the character and it will convert it into the beautiful manner.
The feeling is stronger in the movie, which will impact to the children directly. The setting in the movie that has been shown is realistic and features a landscape that is recognizable to children. Charlotte web is a story of about a friendship. The novel which takes place mainly at the farm. The book as well as the movie has also begun with Fern and her father where Fern preventing her father from killing pig. The scene it self in the movie shows love of for the animal and children would more identify the meaning of the scene. Charlotte web follows a friendship from its beginning to its end, from all the steps in between.
In novel Wilbur and Fern’s friendship, or Wilbur and Charlotte friendship, and trace the way it grows and changes over the course of the story. The Charlotte web is reflects many of the quality such as power of helping others, reflection on friendship, love for any living creature etc. In the movie, when Fern takes too much take care of Wilbur her family sent Wilbur to the Uncle homer’s barn. Even in that Fern frequently visited Wilbur. Wilbur was not thrilled to be in the new barn and felt like stranger. But in the mean time Wilbur had friend with Charlotte, a grey spider.
In the movie the work of the spider shown beautifully, by cleverly working and weaving words like ‘TERRIFIC’,RADIANT’ in her web in an effort to describe Wilbur. In the book children would never understood how the words appeared in the spider’s web. There were small differences as well between novel and movies. In the book there were no mention of a particular setting while in the movie there were a specific setting created like Somerset County. Another difference at the beginning of the movie was when Fern sneaked Wilbur in her shirt and then took him to school.
The screenwriters also gave some of the minor characters changes like they included a horse named Eke, who is not present in the book. His purpose in the film is often for humor and to get a laugh. These minor differences makes watching the movie more enjoyable than novel. The film version of the Charlotte web is entertaining because of the good screenplay and visual effects. Children would feel more connected to the film because of the excellent visual effects, landscape, animal talking and much of the added humor in the film. Children would easily connected to the film and identify the meaning of story from the film.