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

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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 feels that his rose, his love, has rejected him with her off-putting behavior. However, because he is not on his tiny planet, he has also left his rose alone. Now, he is stranded on earth and worried about how his rose will fare all by herself. She is fragile and defenseless. An overarching conflict is his need to return to her.

The conflict that initially spurs the Little Prince to leave his planet is that he wants answers to fundamental questions about love and relationships. He visits other planets and meets a variety of animals. He also meets the pilot. He asks age-old questions so that he can understand why people (or roses) interact with loved ones the way they do. Essentially, he would like someone to explain love to him and also explain why one loses one’s sense of wonder and innocence as...

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