Le Petit Prince Summary/Themes
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What is drawing number one supposed to depict?
An elephant inside a boa constrictor, to the adults it looked like a hat.
What is the narrator's occupation?
Where does the narrator's plane crash?
In the Sahara desert 1,000 miles from any habitation
What is the first thing the little prince asks the pilot?
Will you draw me a sheep? (Dessine-moi un mouton!)
What is the Earth name for the little prince's home planet? Why does the narrator bother to include this detail?
Astroid B612, the grown-ups need to know the details
What are baobabs? What do they symbolize?
They are huge trees that grow the size of castles and they have a crazy root system. They symbolize responsibilty, procrastination, and sin.
Whom does the little prince love?
his flower, a special flower, a rose
Why does the little prince leave his planet? How does he travel?
To learn about the universe, He travels using a flock of migrating birds.
Why is the rose certain that she can defend herself?
With her thorns
Who does the little prince meet on the 6 planets he visits?
King, Vain man, Drunkard / Tippler, Busness man, Lamp lighter, and Geographer.
Describe the King and what he symbolizes.
Has a flowing robe, you don't have to have authority always or follow senseless rules
Describe the Vain Man and what he symbolizes.
Wants to be admired, why do we care about what others think of us?
Describe the Drunkard/ Tippler and what he symbolizes.
drinks to forget drinking, don't do things you're ashamed of, why waste the life you have been given?
Describe the Buisness man and what he symbolizes.
wants to own the stars, counts them all the time, how consuming work can be, wanting more, materialism, focused on wealth
Descibe the Lamplighter and what he symbolizes.
obssessed with lighting the lamp, carries through with orders, obedient, responsible,and rational
Describe the Geographer and what he symbolizes.
works diligently, records in voluminous books, has never been anywhere before, so self-important, full of title he has been given
Who is the first being the little prince meets?
Why does the discovery of the rose garden make the little prince sad?
That meant that his flower isn't special.
How does the fox define "tame"?
To train something to make it yours, make friendship, ties, and connections.
According to the fox, what makes the prince's rose so important?
That the prince took care of it, he took the time, energy, and attention to love her
What makes the desert so beautiful?
the hidden well
What sort of pills does the sale clerk sell?
Pills so you don't have to drink water, you save time (saves 53 minutes)
What does the little prince place over the rose at night?
A glass globe ,because she gets cold at night.
What are the stoy's themes?
Fundamentals and ten universal ideas explored in literary work
What themes are evident in The Little Prince
***dangers of narrow-mindness (adults)
***enlightment through exploration (Little Prince travels around the universe)
***relationships teach responsibility (little prince + flower ,sheep + little prince, pilot + little prince, planet +little prince)
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