|The little prince - he is
the main character in the story. The little prince comes from
asteroid B612, a tiny planet in space. He leaves his planet in
search of knowledge and wisdom, and also to get away from his
flower. He travels to 7 planets, and on the last planet, the
earth, he learns the secret of life from the fox and teaches the
narrator that one must be responsible for the things that you
Narrator - the narrator
loves to draw, but he abandoned drawing at the age of 6 because
nobody understood his drawings. Hence, he decided to become a
pilot. One day, he flew his air plane over the Sahara Desert,
but suddenly his engine broke, and he landed in the desert.
Here, he meets the little prince and he learns from the prince
the secret of life. The narrator shows the prince his drawings,
but is surprised that the little prince knows what each drawing
represents. From the experience with the little prince, the
narrator sees the difference between children and adults, and he
finds in himself, the children within.
The Flower - the flower
lives on the planet of the little prince. She is a conceited and
arrogant flower that seems to think that the world revolves
around her. She also nags the little prince all the time and
asks him to take very good care of her. However, inside, she
deeply loves the little prince and despite her arrogance, she
realizes that she was the one that caused the little prince to
leave the planet.
Fox - The fox in "le
petit prince" is depicted as a very wise creature. He knows
the secret of life, which he gives to the little prince as a
present: "the essential is invisible to the eye, one can
only see clearly with the heart." When he first meets the
little prince, he's shy and timid, but then he's willing to
sacrifice his freedom for the little prince to tame him. The fox
feels that when the little prince tames him, he will be happy
because he will no longer be like the one million other foxes
that the little prince will see; he will be unique to the little
Businessman - The
businessman is also known as "Mr. Cramoisi" or
"Mr. Red" because according to the little prince, he's
too serious. The businessman works all the time keeping track of
how many stars he has in his possession. He hates distractions
and the little prince would be his third distraction.
King - The king lives on a
tiny planet that is almost completely covered by his magnificent
long flowing robe. The little prince visits him, but he
automatically labels the prince as his subject and gives him
ridiculous orders like, "do not yawn" or "be a
minister". He is very arrogant and believes that he rules
over the universe including the stars and the planets. Of
course, the little prince thinks he is very foolish because no
one can rule the whole universe.
Drunkard - The drunkard is
a sad and lonesome soul that lives on a tiny planet by himself.
He drinks to forget that he's ashamed of drinking. It's like a vicious
Clown - the clown wants
attention all the time and he asks the little prince to clap for
him whenever he salutes by taking his hat off. He says that he's
the most wonderful, funny, and admired person in the world and
he also loves compliments.
The Street Lighter - the
street lighter turns on and off the street light that he has on
his planet. Whenever he turns the light on, a new life is born,
and the sun rises. Whenever he turns off the light, someone
dies, and the sun sets.
Geographer - the
geographer draws maps in his atlas. He asks the little prince to
describe his planet to him so he can draw it, but when the
little prince tells him about his flower, he tells the little
prince that he cannot draw it because flowers are
"ephemeral", meaning, they don't last forever. The
little prince is saddened by this because he did not know that
his flower could die.
Merchant - the merchant
sells pills that would replace water. If you're thirsty, then
all you have to do is take a pill and you will not need to drink
water. He says by doing this, you will save 53 minutes every
year from drinking water. The little prince thinks this is
ridiculous and he thinks if he had 53 minutes, he would walk to
a fresh water fountain.
Train person - this person
sends trains off in different directions. He says that children
are lucky because they know what they are looking for, unlike
adults, who travel from place to place looking for things.
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