Is it necessary to use (npm) Webpack?

Hey guys,

That might be a dumb question to ask but:
I know how to use webpack and understand that it can be useful but a) I don’t like the implementation and b) tbh I think I wouldn’t use it if TOP didn’t demanded it for the projects.

Right now im approaching the the “React” section.As far as I know a framework like react helps working on projects because it uses pre-written code, which than can be accessed and thus shortens the code I’m actually using? If this is correct, can I now stop using webpack and instead focus on frameworks?