Before Charlotte dies, she and Wilbur have one last important conversation. They discuss their friendship and why Charlotte spent so much time and effort helping Wilbur. At one point, Charlotte tells her friend. “By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a little. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that” (p. 164). What does Charlotte mean by this statement? How can helping a friend “lift up” the helper’s life?