The rigorous challenges the Little Prince must face in Le Petit Prince, written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, will change how he sees the rest of the world and views life. The challenges not only affect him, they affect everyone he meets and everyone that reads this story. He is a kind hearted boy who wants to get away from a rose he loves. As he travels and meets people he realizes he does miss his rose and his planet. The Little Prince learns many things during his travels that really make him grow up quickly. He is already in charge of his own planet, but he has not truly learned the lessons of life.
My favorite quote in the whole book is in Chapter 21 when the little Prince is saying goodbye to the fox. The fox says; “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. ” What he is saying is that beauty is not everything, what is on the inside truly matters. This quotation really helps me look at what is important. It is not about how nice of clothes a person has, or how their hair is styled, it is about how they view life and what they believe in. “All the men have the stars, but they are not the same things for different people. This quotation in chapter 26 relates to how the little Prince feels about his rose. She may not be one of a kind and the most beautiful rose, but she is his rose. The Prince cares for her, because of who she is deep down. He also cares for the narrator. The Little Prince wants to see the narrator be successful like when he encouraged him to fix his plane and to go back home. Also, to live his life to the fullest, and not to look with the eyes, but to look with the heart. The Little prince loves his flower with a love that cannot be described with words; it is a love that can be felt. That is why the little Prince must go back to her.
He loves her. He enjoys the narrator’s presence, but misses everything about his rose and now knows how to look at her, and handle her. The way the Little Prince dies is can be viewed as suicide to some because of the fact that he wants to die. But, he only wants to die so he can be with his flower and his home. He has a reason to go. To be home. The Prince is a young boy who knows lots of people, but is alone. The Little Prince is alone because he doesn’t get to know anyone on a deep level. He judges them before he gets to know them. But, doesn’t everyone do that? Does anyone really know who anybody is?