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Summary: The story of this book is about the little prince who came from a small planet which is known to be as Asteroid B-612 by the pilot. He left his planet in order to explore new friend/s other than his flower whom he admire and love so much but angry with afterwards. He had been to several planets before he landed on earth. He had met a king who rules in a planet where no one lives other than him, a conceited man that can hear praises only, an odd tippler that drink liquor for a queer reason that he was ashamed of drinking liquor, a businessman who is so busy owning and counting the stars, a lamplighter who is so loyal to his work, and a geographer that doesn’t have even a little knowledge about his own planet where he lives. Except for the lamplighter whom the little prince admires because of his loyalty to his work, the little chap had met many grown-ups who seem to be odd that only think of themselves, so in love with figures, and busy with their own matter of consequences. When he landed on earth, he finds it hard to look for a man to become his friend. He finds our world so big that is different from his world where everything is so small. He had met a snake, a desert flower, roses, a fox, a railway switchman, and a merchant before he had met the pilot, whom he became one of his true friends. The fox, who taught him many things about life and friendship, became his friend also; only that he had to leave that animal to search for a man to share what he had learned. Finally, the little prince had met a grown-up different from other grown-ups he met. A man that also looks for a true friend that will understand what he feels inside about other grown-ups. A man that was discouraged before by the grown-up when he was only a child and a man that soon will become one of the odd grown-ups; the pilot. Thanks to the little prince, the pilot had reflects on his doings and had understand better the meaning of life that’s why he doesn’t become like those grown-ups who only think of themselves. The pilot had accidentally crushed on Sahara desert when he met the little prince. They became very good friends that the pilot had learned many things to his new little but true friend. He was able to treasure that child and live the lessons he had learned. On the time of the little prince’s departure, saying goodbye had been the hardest part between the two. That moment was memorable to the pilot that once in his life, he had a friend whom he loved and where he finds what he was truly looking for his entire life. As the little prince left our world, the pilot was still waiting for him and as he waits, he never forget what did his little friend had taught to him. Insights: “... There is no shop anywhere, where one can buy friendship,” a line from the fox, one of the little prince’s friend when he landed here on earth. A line that strikes my heart so much. That fox is absolutely right. Even we go to the biggest mall in the world, we cannot and we wouldn’t be able to find a shop or a store where we can buy one of the most valuable things we can have, true friends. In this book written by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, a friendship was established between the little prince and the pilot. A different kind of friendship story wherein the one who is the grown-up was the one who was able to learn from a little child. Lessons that one should not forget. Lessons that could change an odd grown-up who loves figure into a grown-up that knew how to value friendship and understand life better. Even this book have a simple story with illustrations inside, I find this book so interesting because of the moral lessons it taught. Moral lessons that we had to apply in this course what we call life. Moral lessons that seem to be forgotten by most of people today most especially the grown-ups. Grown-ups, obviously, are those people that are neither children anymore nor teenagers. They are the adult people of the society who are busy of their matter of consequences. As they struggle life each day, it seems that some of them, little by little had forgotten more important things than loving figures, numbers or money in short. Some of them also forgot to understand life and what became important to some of them are their own selves only. The pilot in the story symbolizes the grown-ups while the little prince symbolizes simple people that understand life different from the odd grown-ups. Through the little prince’s deep words and strange experiences, he was able to change the life of the pilot.
This book are dedicated to all grown-ups that forgot how to understand life better, how to appreciate little things, how to learn from own mistakes, how to love somebody that had tamed you, how to be responsible in every given task, how to sacrifice for the one that you love, how to live simply, and how to value true friendship. But then also, this book was also dedicated to those people who will soon become grown-ups. This book is just reminding us not to be like the other grown-ups in the story. That we shouldn’t be like a king who rules the things that are not to be ruled, a conceited man who is so self-centered, a tippler who is so lazy doing nothing but to drink liquor, a businessman who is always aiming to become so rich, and we shouldn’t be a geographer who doesn’t have time to look around and sees what lies ahead in his world. We should be like a lamplighter who is so dedicated to the task given, a fox that can inspire other people, a pilot who admit his mistake as he changes to be a better grown-up, and a little prince who lives simply that knows how to value friendship. I recommend this book to all those people out there most especially to those who ignore this whenever they see it on their favourite bookstore or library. To those who think that this is only for children. To those who laugh and criticize the illustrations of the author and to those people now like the odd grown-ups in the story. I assure to you, this book, even though simple, it can bring an everlasting moral lesson in life you would never forget.