The Little Prince

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry There is a combination of subjects in the book including fantasy, sarcasm, philosophy, poetry, science, imagination, and childish fun. The little boy teaches the reader many values that older people seem to forget more often in everyday life. This adventure begins when Saint-Exupéry makes a forced landing in the Sahara Desert. A small, golden-haired visitor appears at dawn, asking the downed aviator for a drawing of a sheep. A traveler from his home on a small asteroid, the little prince describes his journey to Earth and his experiences here. The story ends with the little prince's departure from Earth on the anniversary of his arrival.

At the beginging of the story we find Saint-Exupéry explaining to us when he was a kid how he didn't like grown-ups because they have no imagination. Everything has to be in figures. He then draws an elephant in side of a boaconstrictor, while showing it to the grown-ups he tells us at that point he left drawing and studied math and english and geography. And how one day he met the Little Prince.

The conflict in the story is of the narrator is in conflict with the Little Prince's beliefs of the adult world. Also his child-like perspectives.

One event that makes the situation more suspenseful is every time the narrator would ask him a question he would never answer. Yet every time the little Prince asked him a question he had to answer. The Little Prince revealed everything to him very slowly. For Example " The little prince, who asked me so many questions, never seemed to hear the ones I asked him. It was from words dropped by chance that, little by little, everything was revealed to me.  (page 10-11)

The climax of this story is of when the fox teaches the little prince his secret, and the little prince realizes the value of his rose.

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