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What is the conflict and denoument of the story of "The Little Prince"?

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xtine1991 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 24, 2008 at 3:59 PM via web

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What is the conflict and denoument of the story of "The Little Prince"?

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eabettencourt | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted August 24, 2008 at 11:55 PM (Answer #1)

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The major conflict in the story is arguably both the little prince and the pilot's quests for the ideal, something they learn through their respective journeys is fairly unattainable.  The denouement of the story leaves the pilot unable to find the little prince's body, concluding with a fair amount of certainty that he must have returned to his asteroid.  The pilot (as narrator) then asks his readers, if they ever visit the desert spot from which the story is narrated, to please inform him if they see any signs of the prince.

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