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In this enchanting, allegorical tale, the narrator is a pilot who has crash-landed in a desert and while trying to mend
his crashed aircraft he is interrupted by a small boy who asks him to draw a sheep. Although taken aback, he does
so and thus begins a series of conversations between himself and the Little Prince. The latter explains that he
travels through the universe from asteroid to asteroid, each populated by only one inhabitant. The prince has also
cultivated a precious rose back on his planet and is dismayed to discover that roses are so common on Earth. A
desert fox convinces the prince, who is generally scornful of logic, that he is responsible for loving the rose and
that this act of giving provides his life with meaning. Satisfied, the prince returns to his planet. Antoine de Saint-
Exupery’s inspired by the crash which the writer miraculously survived. Consuelo is the inspiration for the Little
Prince’s rose in Le Petit Prince, acting as something with which he could not live, yet without which could not bear
living.

Contextualizing

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, in full Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Exupéry, (born June 29, 1900, Lyon,


France—died July 31, 1944, near Marseille), French aviator and writer whose works are the unique
testimony of a pilot and a warrior who looked at adventure and danger with a poet’s eyes. His fable Le
Petit Prince (The Little Prince) has become a modern classic.

The author wrote this story also beacuse of in 1944, pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry vanished while flying over the
Mediterranean on a mission for the Free French Air Force during World War II. Saint-Exupéry was much more than
a heroic pilot, of course. He was the author of the beloved children's book "The Little Prince," which was first
published in the United States in 1943. A new animated film version of the book opens in theaters and premieres
on Netflix on Friday. While the pioneering aviator became famous for the children's book inspired by his own plane
crash in the Sahara desert, he was already known for his adult fiction and nonfiction works, most notably "Night
Flight" and "Wind, Sand and Stars," both considered some of the greatest writing ever about flying. At age 31 —
while flying as a commercial pilot with airmail routes in Europe, Africa and South America — Saint-Exupéry
published the international bestseller "Night Flight," a novel based on his airmail adventures in Argentina. Eight
years later, in 1939, the French aristocrat wrote "Wind, Sand and Stars," a memoir recounting his experiences
flying over the African Sahara and South American Andes while working for the Aéropostale airmail carrier.
Included in the memoir are details of Saint-Exupéry's 1935 crash in the Sahara, between Benghazi and Cairo. While
"The Little Prince" is a much more lighthearted account, Saint-Exupéry provided the more serious details of the
near-death incident in "Wind, Sand and Stars." The memoir won various literary awards, including the 1939
National Book Award for nonfiction. It's a work that's celebrated for its lyrical prose, its philosophical musings and
its visceral excitement — it was named as the third-greatest adventure book by National Geographic. After flying in
the French air force, Saint-Exupéry joined the Free French air force in North Africa during World War II despite his
poor health and being beyond the maximum age for a wartime pilot. That's when the author wrote, illustrated and
published his last work, "The Little Prince," before his plane went missing during a reconnaissance mission.

Asking Questions:

1. Who are the main characters of the story?

2. What is the setting of the story?

3. What is the central point or idea of the story “ The Little Prince”?
4. How does the story show the little prince is different?

5. What is the main problem of the story “The Little Prince”?

6. Why is the Little Prince so important to Saint – Exupery?

7. What does the little prince symbolize for the pilot?

8. What is the main lesson of the “The Little Prince” as allegory?


Reflection

1.YES, Because some situation in the story have been happened to me in the reality, I experience
some situation mentioned in the story.

2. I FEEL CONFUSED BECAUSE OF THE DRAWING OF SHEEP, I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE WANT OF
THE PRINCE IN THE DRAWING OF THE MAN IN THE STORY.

3. THE PRINCE BECAUSE like the prince i thought I already know everthing in the world but in the
other place or side o me i dont know nothing I was none.

4. THE DRAWING OF THE SHEEP BECUASE I DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT THE PRINCE NEEDED OR
WANTED IN THE DRAWING OF SHEEP.

5. IT CHANGE ME THAT THERE WAS NO PLACE I CANT REACH IF I DONT LEAVE SOMEONE BEHIND.

The Little Prince Outline

 One day, an engine broke down and crash in a dessert.


a. The pilot is anxiously trying to fix the engine, for he has no food or water to survive
for long.
b. The little prince meet the pilot and ask to draw a sheep.
c. The pilot tries his best to draw a sheep, the pilot draw a box with air holes and the
prince became happy. The prince thought it is a young sheep sleeping in the box.

 The prince explains his world to the pilot.


a. He says that his home has one rose, one baobab tree, and 2 inactive volcanoes and
1 active volcano where he cooks his foods.
b. The prince take care of the roses and do whatever the roses says.

 The little prince tells the pilot about his visits to other tiny asteroids,

a. He met one single inhabitant on each: a king claiming to rule the universe, although
he has no subjects;
b. a conceited man who sees everyone as his admirer;
c. a drunkard living in a stupor, drinking to forget his shame of being an alcoholic;
d. a businessman greedily counting the stars as his own treasure;
e. a geographer who does not know the geography of his place and never leaves his
office.

 When the little prince reach one asteroid-planets,


a. He saw lots of roses that is similar to the rose who grow in his planet.
b. He thought that nothing else grow rose except to the rose who grow in his world.

 The little prince and the pilot are now both dying from thirst.
a. When it is almost too late to save their lives, they find a deep, old well.
b. Both the pilot and the prince sense the value of that moment.

 He offers the pilot a farewell gift:


a. From now on, when the pilot looks up on starry nights, he and only he will hear the
little prince’s laughter.
b. It will be comforting for both of them to know that they have each other
 On the one-year anniversary of the little prince’s arrival on Earth
a. The pilot comes to the same spot where he met the boy. There he glimpses the
yellow flash of the snake as it bites the ankle of his little friend, and the boy falls
quietly and gently onto the sand.
b. The little prince’s body is nowhere to be found. The pilot finally fixes his engine and
leaves for home, hoping that his friend is safely back at his home, too.
c. In the years afterward, on starry nights the pilot hears the little prince’s laugh and
feels warm in his heart: Love is a powerful, invisible thread connecting people no
matter how far apart in space and time they may be.

Summary

The Little Prince tells the story of how he escaped from his planet with the help of a flock of migratory
birds. He visited a number of planets, each inhabited by a solitary figure who represented some foible of
the grown-up world, which has lost its innocence. When the Little Prince reaches Earth, he finds a
garden filled with roses. He is bitterly disappointed, as he had believed his Rose was unique. He meets
the Fox, who consoles the Little Prince and teaches him wisdom. Before they can be friends, the Fox
says, the Little Prince must “tame” him. Then they will need each other and be unique to each other.
The Little Prince understands that his Rose has tamed him: It is the time he has spent on her that makes
her so important. When the Little Prince asks Saint-Exupéry to draw a muzzle on the sheep to protect his
Rose, Saint-Exupéry knows he intends to return home. The Little Prince gives Saint-Exupéry a parting
gift: As all the stars flower for the Little Prince because of his Rose, so will the stars ring with laughter for
Saint-Exupéry because of the Little Prince’s laughter. The Little Prince asks the Serpent to help him
return to his planet by biting him. He tells Saint-Exupéry not to grieve over his body, as it will be simply
an empty shell. The Serpent bites the Little Prince, and he falls dead. At daybreak, however, Saint-
Exupéry cannot find his body. Years later, Saint-Exupéry hears the laughter of the stars but is disturbed
by the fact that he forgot to add a fastening to the sheep’s muzzle, so he always wonders if the Rose is
safe.

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