One of the solutions to this are different types of characters. Throughout all cultures, characters exist. There are many ways we come to know characters. Sometimes from how they describe themselves, how they appear, sometimes from how others describe them or treat them. In Charlottes Web two characters that contrast well and bring out a great deal of each others qualities are Wilbur, the pig, and Templeton, the rat.
Every story needs a fully-formed hero with which readers can both relate to and sympathize with. They need a character that people will cheer for and hope for. A good example of this is Wilbur, the kind-hearted and life-loving pig. Wilbur is a character who almost everyone loves. He does not have a malicious bone in his body and is loyal and kind to his friends. He is well-developed character with many traits that are relatable. The reader senses Wilburs fear at being killed by the farmer. It is an emotional expression that brings us closer to the character. This universal emotion is used to universalize Wilburs experience and make the reader understand who is as a character. His relationship with Charlotte is also useful in this respect. We see how much Charlotte cares for Wilbur and we see the qualities she likes in him. This allows us to feel more for him. Characters are sometimes defined by their friendships and relationships within a story. Wilbur is a good example of this.
Just like every story needs a hero, each story needs a villain. A good villain helps to draw out the good qualities in a hero. They also help the reader decide which side theyre really on. In Charlottes Web, Templeton is a good example of a villainous character. He is also a static character: he does not grow throughout the course of the book and his personality and way of looking at the world does not develop. Static characters are rarely heroes, because