The Question and Answer section for Charlotte’s Web is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Templeton usually thinks of himself,
"Good idea," said Charlotte. "But I'm not sure Templeton will be willing to help. You know how he is - always looking out for himself, never thinking of the other fellow."
Do you mean "motive"?
Charlotte's Web opens with the news there is a new litter of piglets on the farm. There is no type of punishment in the beginning of the novel.