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What is the meaning of the following quote in The Little Prince: "It is only in the heart that one can see rightly;...

This quote from the fox encapsulates a theme that runs throughout The Little Prince and is explored in the story from different angles. In the opening of the story, seeing from the heart allows the...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2019 9:29 pm UTC

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The Little Prince Moral Lesson

The story of The Little Prince has many moral lessons. As the Little Prince journeys from planet to planet and meets the residents who live there, he learns a lesson from each. For example, from...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2016 2:16 am UTC

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What do the sheep, rose, snake, and adults symbolize in "The Little Prince"?

It can be hard to attach specific meanings to the things you mention. Let's consider each one: The sheep is not even a character, really, but a desire, or, at best, a drawing. It is important that...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2016 11:51 am UTC

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What is the moral lesson conveyed in The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery?

The moral lesson of the book is that love is all important. The Little Prince sadly leaves his asteroid when the rose he loves becomes too difficult for him to deal with. He fears she is not quite...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2020 8:54 pm UTC

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What does the snake in "The Little Prince" story represent?  

In contrast to the evil (and, thus, more traditionally Biblical) representation of snakes, the snake in The Little Prince doesn't initially appear as a sinister creature to the Prince (although the...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2017 1:12 am UTC

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What does the sheep in The Little Prince symbolize ?

The symbolism of the sheep can best be understood if we first recall some of the lyrics found in the oratoria Messiah composed by the great George Frideric Handel: All we like sheep have gone...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2012 7:04 am UTC

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How does "The Little Prince" end?

In "The Little Prince" the prince has learned that the heart is important in recognizing the things that really matter in life, he is still sad. The prince is lonely and yearns for his...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2009 5:15 am UTC

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In The Little Prince, why did the little prince leave his planet?

The prince chooses to leave his tiny home planet because he has grown unhappy and restless. In Chapters 8 and 9, the prince tells the pilot about his love and dedication to a beautiful rose that...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2019 11:44 pm UTC

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What is the setting/settings of Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince?  

The setting of a piece of literature refers to the physical location and even historical time period in which the action of the piece takes place. Setting can refer to a specific city, state, or...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2012 8:15 am UTC

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What does this quote mean from "The Little Prince"?: "Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking...

I agree that one point of this quote might be that people who are in love tend to be consumed only with one another, which is, as the last response indicated, a form of selfishness, since gazing at...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2009 3:39 am UTC

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What do the planets visited by the little prince represent?

When the Little Prince can no longer put up with the difficult and temperamental rose he loves, he goes exploring, hoping to find wisdom on other worlds. In general, what he encounters is...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2020 6:47 pm UTC

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What are some conflicts in The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery?

Some of the conflicts in The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery arise because the Little Prince has left his planet in search of answers about how to view the world and relationships. He...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2020 6:28 pm UTC

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What is the main problem in The Little Prince? How did the characters try to solve the problem and what is the solution?

The main problem in The Little Prince is that the Little Prince has to learn how to love his difficult, prickly rose. On his tiny asteroid, he cares for his beloved rose, who is troublesome, vain,...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2017 2:59 am UTC

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What is the main theme of the Little Prince?

As in many works of literature, there is more than one main theme in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's novella The Little Prince. The themes of this book all relate to the nature of being human. These...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2017 4:30 am UTC

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What differentiates adults from children in The Little Prince?

In The Little Prince, the pilot who tells the prince's story differentiates between the imaginations of children and adults. Whenever he shows adults a picture he has drawn, they say it is a hat....

Latest answer posted May 11, 2020 8:38 pm UTC

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What does the Little Prince symbolize for the pilot?

The Little Prince represents the positive elements of childlike thinking and feeling that the pilot, in his adulthood, has lost due to social pressure and cynicism. Unlike adults, the Little Prince...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2019 12:42 am UTC

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Why does the Little Prince cry when he sees the garden of roses? Does he have a reason to be unhappy? 

In “The Little Prince,” the Prince lives on a small asteroid planet and shares it with his precious rose, a beautiful flower that is all his own on the planet. He cherishes and protects the flower...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2019 5:22 pm UTC

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Describe the appearance of the little prince.

A description of a character's "appearance" might be about the way he looks (the character's physical attributes, like "short" and "blonde") or about the circumstances in which he enters the story...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2016 7:22 pm UTC

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The Little Prince Conflict

In French denouement (don't forget that middle e!) means unknotting or untying. This is a bit strange considering that as an English literary term, it basically has a meaning similar to...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2015 3:28 pm UTC

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In The Little Prince, is the war between the sheep and flower important? What do the sheep and the flower represent?

One way of understanding the war between the sheep and the flowers is to see it as the Prince's first encounter with the idea of conflict and loss. Roses produce thorns to protect themselves; the...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2016 12:53 am UTC

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Is the Little Prince Jesus?  

The Little Prince may represent Jesus in some ways and not in others. The Prince, instead of being meant as a direct representation of Jesus, is more of an archetypal character than a pure...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2019 3:44 pm UTC

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What is the main lesson of The Little Prince as an allegory?

One of the notable characteristics of The Little Prince is that it invites many different meanings and interpretations. One interpretation is that The Little Prince is an allegory about growing up...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2020 11:23 pm UTC

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In Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince, why doesn't the rose tell the prince she loves him and why does the prince...

The rose loves the prince, but her main failing is vanity. She loves her appearance and is a bit haughty, uncomfortable with being mushy from the sound of it. So the rose sometimes hurts the prince...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2019 5:26 pm UTC

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In Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince, what does the snake represent or teach the little prince?  

The snake symbolizes death, in exactly the same way that the snake symbolizes death in the Garden of Eden. One of the dominant themes in The Little Prince is experiences beyond the corporeal. The...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2012 6:55 am UTC

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What is the symbolism in Chapter nine? Antoine Saint Exupery "Le Petit Prince"

Chapter Nine of "Le Petit Prince" begins after the prince reflects in Chapter Eight that he has not known how to understand anything: I ought to have judged by deeds, not by words...affection lay...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2009 11:36 am UTC

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What is the problem in The Little Prince?

In The Little Prince, the problem involves the little prince and his mysterious rose. The rose sprouts suddenly and becomes a new adornment to the little prince's world. He has never seen a living...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2009 5:27 pm UTC

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What are the advantages of the point of view Saint-Exupery uses in The Little Prince?

The Little Prince is written in the first person point of view. This point of view is distinguished from the other types in that we distinctly see the word "I" appear in the narrative. In other...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2012 1:51 am UTC

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What kind of figurative language are used in the quotes "Don’t cry when time flies by!" and "The train roared to a...

These two quotes from The Little Prince, translated from the French, are examples of metaphor. A metaphor is a literary device defined by one object figuratively being compared to another—similes...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2019 12:09 am UTC

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Is The Little Prince an allegory, fable, fairy tale, or children's book?

The Little Prince is often considered to be a creative fiction. As such, it has elements of allegory, fable, and fairy tale—all of which are directed at children and adults alike. To explain how...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2019 9:07 pm UTC

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What lesson is learned from the pilot and the prince in Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince?

The pilot learns much from the Little Prince, and readers can take away a lesson from their relationship. As the Little Prince fills the pilot in on his travels, he reveals many lessons about the...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2019 3:08 am UTC

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What social concerns are exposed in Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince?

Many social issues are revealed in the parabolic stories within The little Prince. Since we are limited to space due to formatting, below are listed a couple of social issues.One social issue is...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2012 2:23 am UTC

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How does The Little Prince story relate to our present situation? What i mean is how can this apply in our present...

The concerns of the Little Prince are very relevant in today's world.  Here is an excerpt from the quicknotes pages on Social Concerns/Themes that encapsulates the modern connections and the...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2007 11:12 pm UTC

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What are the themes in The Little Prince? Antoine Saint-Exupery's Le Petit Prince

Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery isread as both a child's fantasy tale and as an allegory for adults that reaffirms the importance of friendship, altruism, love, and imagination. The...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2010 12:23 pm UTC

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What is moral of chapter 4 of The Little Prince?

The moral of chapter four of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is to maintain your childlike wonder when looking at things of the world. The author describes how the Turkish astronomer...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2015 12:26 am UTC

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What is a summary of The Little Prince?

The story is about the stages of human life. The whole thing operates as an allegory, with various characters like the Lamplighter, who is devoted to duty, the King who is the ultimate authority...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2007 8:15 pm UTC

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What is the moral lesson in the story "The Little Prince"?

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Latest answer posted August 20, 2009 3:08 am UTC

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What is Antoine de Saint-Exupery's purpose in using the first-person point of view to narrate The Little Prince?  

Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince contains two central themes: the importance of finding one's child self and the importance of love. Furthermore, Saint-Exupery shows that real love can...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2016 7:32 am UTC

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In Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince, why does the prince think his flower is unique?

The little prince's flower is indeed unique in all the world. The most important reason why is that she is the only flower in the universe that specifically loves the prince. Due to her vanity and...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 8:15 am UTC

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What examples are there proving that Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince is not just for children, but for adults as...

The Little Prince exposes the reality of life by exposing many social issues. Among those issues are materialism, vanity, problems of absolute authority, conceit, and drunkenness. Saint-Exupery...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2012 7:03 am UTC

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What is the role of the snake in Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince?

The moment that best enlightens us about the role of the snake is the moment that the Little Prince first meets the snake. The Little Prince has just arrived in the desert and is very surprised to...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2012 5:31 am UTC

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What is the essential truth in The Little Prince?

The essential truth in The Little Prince arises from what the fox tells the little prince. He says, "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2017 1:20 am UTC

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What is the lesson in Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince?

The greatest lesson in Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince is taught by the fox to the title character: And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2016 8:21 am UTC

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In Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince, what are two main lessons that the prince learns, and who does he learn them from?

One of the most important lessons is learned through the fox. It can be said that through the fox the prince learns the value of faithfulness. The prince has wandered far from his own planet and...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2012 2:02 am UTC

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How does "The Little Prince" begin?

"The Little Prince" begins with a flashback, which puts some of the themes of the narrative into a context and lends them meaning. The narrator (the pilot) had attempted, when he was a child, to...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2014 7:10 pm UTC

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What is the significance of chapter 20 in The Little Prince?

The significance of chapter 20 in The Little Prince is that the prince discovers a garden of roses. He walks some time and comes to a road and finds himself gazing at a garden with flowers that are...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2009 11:11 am UTC

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What is the conflict between the prince and the narrator in Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince?

The conflict between the pilot and the prince is certainly a bit complex. The conflict stems from the fact that the pilot is focused on his survival, trying to fix his engine so that he can escape...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2012 7:44 am UTC

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In The Little Prince, a sharp contrast is drawn between children and adults. What are three ways that the characters...

In The Little Prince, adults are not always portrayed in the most flattering light, particularly in comparison to children, of whom the Little Prince himself is the ideal. Adults are more worried...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2019 3:52 pm UTC

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In The Little Prince, would you say there is a lot of stereotyping gender? If so, examples? In The Little Prince,...

The Rose is the most obvious example of to use in a discussion of gender, of course, because there are essentially no other women in the story. Seems to me that, in itself, is some kind of...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2011 8:37 am UTC

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Is Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince political satire?

I would actually hesitate to call The Little Prince political satire. Rather than being interested in ideas or instances related to government or power, Saint-Exupery is actually considered a...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2012 8:49 am UTC

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In The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, what is the significance of the statement, "Anything that is...

The fox's secret, that "anything essential is invisible to the eyes," serves as a sort of "thesis" for the story. What this means, basically, is that seeing the "truth" of things requires insight...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2016 12:40 pm UTC

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