In what ways do the children start to think as adults in Chapter 1 of The Little Prince?

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In the first chapter of The Little Prince, the narrator describes an experience he had at the age of six, when he made two drawings and showed them to grown-ups. The adults could not understand the picture of the boa constrictor eating an elephant and mistook it for a drawing of a hat. Even after the narrator creates a second drawing to explain the first, adults still do not understand the point of the pictures. Thus the narrator concludes that adults are silly and unable to understand important things such as "boa constrictors, or primeval forests, or stars."

Although the narrator confronts every person he meets with the two drawings, he never encounters an adult who understands them. Consequently, he decides that it is not worth trying to explain important things to adults and trains himself to speak to adults on their own terms. Once an adult failed to understand the drawings, the narrator states:

I would talk to him about bridge, and golf, and politics, and neckties. And the grown-up would be greatly pleased to have met such a sensible man.

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