Choosing Wilbur Over Bacon

A closer look at the cognitive dissonance encoded in Charlotte’s Web

Camille DeAngelis
Oct 15, 2019 · 6 min read

“Where’s Papa going with that ax?”

Fern argues passionately for Wilbur’s life, because like most children, she can see a part of herself in the tiny defenseless piglet. She makes this argument explicitly: “If I had been very small at birth, would you have killed me?…I see no difference.” Her father relents, and Fern is permitted to feed and cuddle the rescued piglet.

Vegan for Keeps

Doing our part to build a kinder, braver culture.

Camille DeAngelis

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Authoress: LIFE WITHOUT ENVY (“a self-help book that’s actually helpful”) and assorted fantasy novels. http://bit.ly/cometparty

Vegan for Keeps

Doing our part to build a kinder, braver culture.

Camille DeAngelis

Written by

Authoress: LIFE WITHOUT ENVY (“a self-help book that’s actually helpful”) and assorted fantasy novels. http://bit.ly/cometparty

Vegan for Keeps

Doing our part to build a kinder, braver culture.

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