Why is the farm important to the story in E. B. White's Charlotte's Web?

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The farm is the main setting for the novel Charlotte's Web . It is there that Wilbur faces his trials and is saved by various characters. Interestingly, both of Wilbur's "saviors" are female characters. Wilbur is first saved by the young girl Fern, who sends him to Zuckerman's farm. Wilbur meets a...

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