The Little Prince Analysis and Insights

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Leyte Normal University
Tacloban City

Project in
Personality Development
“The Little Prince “

Submitted by:
Precious Viloh B. Dadap
BSSW-I
Submitted to:
Mrs. Lilibeth Faliorina, RSW
Assistant Professor 3

Table of Content

Summary -------------------------------------------------------------p.1-2 Insights ---------------------------------------------------------------p.3-6

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Summary of
“The Little Prince “
By: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The story begins when the narrator tell about his childhood, when he drew a boa constrictor digesting an elephant and showed them to adults but was discourage by their crude comments. As such, he then gave up his dream of becoming an artist and instead became a pilot, because it was what the adults believed was sensible. One day, his plane crashes in the Sahara Desert. There he meets the little prince, who instructs him to draw a sheep. Trough conversations, the narrator pilot finds his little friend has come from an asteroid. The little prince took great care of his asteroid, preventing baobabs – destructive plants - from destroying his home. The little prince's home asteroid, is the size of a house, has three volcanoes (two active, and one dormant) and a rose, which he loves. One day, the little prince then leaves his asteroid and rose. As he lands on many asteroids, each one is occupied by a different adult. First, he meets the king, a man attempting to rule over the universe and the stars. As he continues his journey, he meets more people - a conceited man who believes the little prince is only an admirer; a tippler who is drinking to forget his problems away; a businessman too busy to stop his work for anything; a lamp lighter who does nothing but light his lamp, day and night; and a geographer who cannot complete his work because there is no explorer .Next, the little prince goes to earth, where he meets a snake, who is very much pleased in the prince's company because of his innocence and honesty in all matters, and says his bite can send them back to their homes (where they truly belong). -2-

He then finds a flower; an echo, of which he believes is mocking him; many roses (which depress him, because the rose on his planet had told him she was the only one of her kind in the universe); and a fox, whom he befriends and the one he tames. He also meets some humans, who seem highly peculiar to him - a railway switchman who is unsatisfied, and knows people are unsatisfied, except for children, who are the only ones that know what they are looking for; and a merchant, who sells pills that, will quench thirst and save valuable time.  This is the end of the little prince's told story, the part where he ends up in the desert with the narrator pilot. They finally find a well to quench their thirst, and share an understanding moment when they both know that people no longer see what is most important in life but lead mechanical, empty lives. The narrator later finds the prince discussing his return home with the snake. The prince bids an emotional farewell to the narrator and states that if it looks as though he has died. Then, the prince allows the snake to bite him, and falls without making a sound.

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Insights
of the book
“The Little Prince”

This book is a typical fantasy, mystery and adventure type of story but its lessons can make someone reflect and think about the reality that lies behind it. My insights about this book will be focused about the different characters and my memorable quotes in the story. First, is the narrator of the story, he reminded me about my old and greatest dream when I was still a kid, and that is to be one of the famous artist in the world. But as I grow up I realize that it’s hard to reach a dream that has a span of being the best in the whole world so I lowered my dream, and that is to be, at least a...
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