Homework Help

What is the insight of the story The Little Prince?

user profile pic

fritzrai | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 28, 2007 at 1:33 PM via web

dislike 1 like

What is the insight of the story The Little Prince?

1 Answer | Add Yours

user profile pic

sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 25, 2007 at 12:19 PM (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

The story demonstrates the conflicts of modern society in a symbolic and allegorical way.  With society getting more materialistic and complex, the insight of this story is the emphasis it places of the beautiful simplicity of a child's heart.  This prince demonstrates kindness, generosity, and friendship.  He confronts the disillusionment presented by such characters as the astronomer and the drunkard, but refuses to be influenced by their reality.  Instead, he remains a hopeful and true believer.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes