E. B. White
Charlotte's Web is a children's novel published in 1952. A farmer's daughter, Fern, saves the runt of the pig litter from being killed. She takes the pig in and named it Wilbur. As the pig grows up, he is sold to a farm down the road. There he meets a barn spider named Charlotte. Later on, Wilbur is entered in the county fair accompanied by Charlotte. There in Wilbur's pen, Charlotte spins her egg sac and soon dies. Devastated, Wilbur decides to guard her eggs until they hatch. His sadness increases when the spiders depart after hatching, but leaving behind the three smallest spiders. Wilbur is pleased that they stay with him and name them Joy, Nellie, and Aranea. In the story is adds that more generations of spiders keep him company.
“I’ve got a new friend, all right. But what a gamble friendship is! Charlotte is fierce, brutal, scheming, bloodthirsty—everything I don’t like. How can I learn to like her, even though she is pretty and, of course, clever?”
E.B. White is saying (in the quote above) that you can learn to like a person even if they're not like you. "Don't judge a book by it's cover." That applies here because Wilbur assumed, because she was a spider, Charlotte was brutal and wouldn't make a nice friend. This shows that you never know a person until you actually get to know a person's heart or personality. I can relate this to my life because I met one of my best friends in 6th grade. At first she was really shy and I didn't know how our friendship was going to work because I talk a lot. Now she talks more than I do and we're really close.
“Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
My second implication is that when you're a friend to someone it means you do things to make them happy even if sometimes it's not what you want to do. Also, just being someone's friend can make someone really happy. I can relate this to my life because sometimes my friends want to go somewhere or do something that I don't want to do but I go with them because they want me to be there and because they've been my friend and done the same things for me.