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Written and illustrated by
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Presenter: Fanny Yang
About the Author
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Born in Lyon, France on June 29, 1900 Fond of writing and Flying Became a Pilot in 1926 Wrote ³The Little Prince´ in New York City in 1940 Died during one flying mission on July 31, 1944
1900 ~ 1944
About this Book .
Muslim Koran.The three most popular books in the 20th century ² the Holy Bible. and The Little Prince .
This book is dedicated to Leon Werth. . the best friend of the author.
.Plot Summary The texts are selected from the book.
I had an accident with my plane in the Desert of Sahara. .
And I saw a most extraordinary small person. .
.³I am responsible for my rose.´ the little prince repeated.
´ said the king. who felt consumingly proud of being at last a king over somebody. .³Approach. so that I may see you better.
³Ah!Ah! I am about to receive a visit from an admirer.´ .
´ .´ ³Forget what?´ ³Forget that I am ashamed.³Why are you drinking?´ ³So that I may forget.
´ .³And what do you do with these stars?´ ³Nothing. I own them.
´ .³But why have you just lighted it again?´ ³Those are the orders.
´ .´ replied the geographer.³The planet Earth. ³It has a good reputation.
I send back to the earth from whence he came.³Whomever I touch.´ the snake spoke again. .
with a flower that was unique in all the world.³I thought that I was rich. and all I had was a common rose.´ .
then we shall need each other.³To you. I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me.´ .
And there is sweetness in the laughter of all the stars.Then I am happy. .
Analysis of Major Characters Reference: http://www.com/lit/l ittleprince/canalysis.sparknotes.html .
.The Little Prince A pure and innocent traveler Contracts with different adult characters Search for answers is more important the the answers themselves.
but used to be an imaginary child A human being grows and develops over time. .The Narrator An adult.
The Rose A crucial character A symbol of universal love Love comes from investing in other people .
The Fox A friend and a instructor His encounter with the little prince displays an ideal friendship .
The Snake Master life¶s mysteries Poisonous bite indicate the unavoidable phenomenon of death. .
Analysis of Plot Reference: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/l ittleprince/facts.html .
.A Flashback Plot Conflict The conflict between the childlike perspectives of the prince and the beliefs of the adult world Climax The fox teaches the little prince his secret. and the little prince realizes the value of his rose.
Major Theme .
.The major theme is the importance of looking beneath the surface to find a real truth and a meaning of a thing.