The king automatically thinks the little prince is a subject whom he rules over. His character is believable and yet undergoes fantastical encounters. Bored, the little prince decides to move on to another planet. At the end of the tale, he asks the snake to bite him in order to send him back to his home planet where his beloved flower is. The narrator tells of his encounter with the Prince and also relates the adventures of the Prince on the other asteroids that the latter has visited. The little prince asks questions children would be likely to pose themselves, in similar situations.
The Snake The first living thing that the Prince encounters on the planet Earth is a snake. I do not permit insubordination. So why tell this story again? I will make you a Minister! The Street Lamp Lighter - Asteroid B-329 The little prince is, at first, seduced by the street lamp lighter. The little prince looked everywhere to find a place to sit down; but the entire planet was crammed and obstructed by the king's magnificent ermine robe. And how do you adapt a relatively thin novella into a feature film that will keep kids entertained and adults entranced? Read an The Narrator - A lonely pilot who, while stranded in the desert, befriends the little prince. I hear him at night. He was regretting his lost sunset.
The narrator returns to his life but always wonders about the prince and hopes he returns. The fox teaches the prince that no one is unique until they are tamed by another. He is the personification of the fantasy world in the story, and the voice of children in the adult world. However, he himself is proven to have grown-up attributes as he is at times preoccupied with fixing his engine rather than explore the desert and marvel at the beauty of the stars. The narrator says plainly that he is a romantic who does not like adults, whom he finds too practical; instead, he prefers children, whom he finds natural and delightful. After leaving his home planet and his beloved rose, the prince journeys around the universe, ending up on Earth. The Railway Switchman - The railway switchman works at the hub for the enormous trains that rush back and forth carrying dissatisfied adults from one place to the other.
Over what could this king really rule? He was an absolute monarch. He is introduced first as a child with lots of imagination in contrast to the grown-ups who lack imagination and discourage him from drawing. They never ask: 'What does his voice sounds like? The Lamplighter The lamplighter lives on asteroid 329 and does the job of lighting and then putting out the lamplight. But his planet turns more and more quickly, so he has to keep on switching his lamps off and on. Still, he is a grown up, and as such he has a grown up flaw: he must control.
The prince says he has no interest in condemning anyone to death. The little prince reminds this vain person he is alone on his planet, but the vain man still wants to be admired and applauded. Then he is introduced as a pilot who lives life in isolation because he refuses to follow the ways of grownups. The businessman is left speechless. Most of the narrative after the second chapter is set in the desert. A Turkish astronomer first sees this asteroid through the telescope in 1909.
This need in the king is so great that he will revise his orders endlessly just so that they definitely will be obeyed. Dictators like Hitler and Mussolini were gaining in power, and it appeared as if the Allies were powerless against their more brutal methods. Though the prince is sociable and meets a number of characters as he travels, he never stops loving and missing the rose on his home planet. He writes of the time when his plane crashed in the desert of Sahara six years ago. Sometimes he has problems figuring out how to make his orders match the world around him. Then, with a sigh, he took his leave.
He only gives orders that will be obeyed anyway—for instance, he orders the sun to set at twenty to eight. The Businessman - Asteroid B-328 The businessman is a big, busy man who does not even have time to light his cigarette. Yet he cannot remember what they are called and contributes nothing to them. The Italian rulers who have lost their states did so because they lacked military power, made their subjects hate them, or were unable to defend against the nobles. Clad in royal purple and ermine, he was seated upon a throne which was at the same time both simple and majestic.
At the final moment, as the little prince departs, the king calls out that he has made the little prince his Ambassador. Chapter X Summary The first stop on the prince's journey is a small planet ruled by a king. The king, happy finally to have a subject, begins ordering the little prince around. The fox can be considered to be the wisest character of all as he reveals a message of how one can become unique in a world where everyone appears to be the same. Feeling pity, the prince inquires what the drunkard wants to forget. .