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by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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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 rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. (Ch. 21)

The fox's lesson serves to develop Saint-Exupery's two central themes : the importance of reconnecting with one's child self and the importance of finding or maintaining love. According to the fox, love cannot be maintained without this knowledge, knowledge that "[m]en have forgotten." Only...

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