In the novella The Little Prince, Saint- Expery explored the thought of taking things for granted. He first sent the prince away from his own planet because the flower was using him for her advantage and not being nice about it. The prince feeling not at all happy with her left and visited other planets. But the prince also to the flower for granted once he realized that his flower lied about her being the only one of her kind. He said “all I own is one ordinary rose,” when really she isn’t ordinary because she’s the one that he’d watered and “tamed.” Not only does the author explore it in the view of taking people for granted he also explores it in taking objects for granted. When the narrator needs water he only thinks he needs it to survive but he doesn’t realize he’s going to savor every bit of it. We take for granted that we have food and water so when we drink it we never realize how great it’s going to taste. Personally I have the same problem, taking things for granted. I took my brother for granted and now he’s gone. I miss him so much but I can’t bring him back to life. When he was with me I was such a spoiled brat and “tattle tale” that I never really knew him. Most people who have brothers tell me all the time that “Oh their so annoying”, “I wish I didn’t have a brother”, and “I wish they’d die and leave me alone” but all I can do is be jealous of what they have. People also take for granted electronics when some people in the world can’t even afford food or a home. Humankind is spoiled. Everyone takes for granted everything and need to realize others’ point of views. This whole novella has the theme of taking things for granted. Not only do the prince and the narrator take things for granted so do the adults on the different planets. The king on the first planet the prince visited took for granted having a “subject.” The king tried to give the prince a reason to stay but couldn’t do anything but command him to do things that didn’t have a real task. “Do not leave; I shall make you my minister! Of… of justice!,” said the king. “But there’s no one here to judge,” answered the prince. The second planet the prince visited was inhabited by a very vain man. He whom took for granted other’s company and using it for his own admiration. This of which makes it not very fun for anyone else if all you care about is yourself. “Vain men never hear anything but praise.” A businessman lived on the fourth planet another’s appearance. Sometimes people need breaks and company is great for helping take your mind off of things. “I have so much work to do! I’m a serious man. I can’t be bothered with trifles!” On the fifth planet a lamplighter was in charge of lighting and unlit a lamp. The lamplighter unlike the rest of the inhabitants of the other planets didn’t take much for granted. “Perhaps it’s because he’s thinking of something besides himself” The one person though that I thought stood out for taking things for granted in the Little Prince was the prince. He took for granted his happy life on his planet and just because of a little unhappiness he left. Though he immediately had signs of missing his planet he still went farther away. “The little prince, who asked me so many questions, never seemed to hear the ones I asked him,” which could cause him to seem annoying. The whole novella is a lesson not to take things for granted. Because one minute it may be fine and dandy but the next you’ll be wishing you cherished them. But just as the prince told the narrator, “you’ll be glad you’ve known me. You’ll always be my friend. You’ll feel like laughing with me,” you have to realize they cherished you then and after they left. If you take things for granted doesn’t mean that no one loves you for what you did. This novella is a great sad comedy that exampled this theme greatly. 2. Travels of a Young Fox
I WAS ALL ALONE in the meadow. Nowhere to go I looked everywhere for my family. I couldn’t hear or see...
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