The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery (Book Summary and Review) – Minute Book Report

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery (Book Summary and Review) – Minute Book Report


This is a story about a man who crashes his
plane in the Sahara Desert. As he attempts to repair his plane, he encounters a little
prince with golden hair. The prince shares that he is from a distant
planet, a small planet with a rose and three volcanoes. The prince then shares that he
has travelled from planet to planet, meeting different and unique individuals. The man is dying of thirst and the prince
suggests that they walk in the desert to find a well. They eventually find a well and the
man’s thirst is quenched. In the end, the prince returns to his planet
and the man returns safely to civilization. The majority of the story is immersed in a
sense of isolation and solitude. The prince travels alone from planet to planet, each
planet is occupied by one individual, and the man crashes his plane in the desert. However, the story’s essence shifts from solitude
to friendship when the prince learns what it means to be “tame” from a fox. The fox
explains that to tame someone or something means to set it apart from the others like
it, to treat it special and as an individual. The prince realizes that the rose on his planet
is unlike any on Earth and he learns to cherish it, leading to his return to his planet. The author also uses satire and caricatures
to portray how different adults may view life. As the prince travels from planet to planet,
he meets people who are characterized by their extreme flaws, such as the proud king, busy
banker, drunk, and lamplighter. Each of these individuals views their world and the surrounding
stars differently. The author spends a lot of time talking about
the stars. Stars can represent life and in this story, the author illustrates that stars,
or life, have different meanings to different people. The prince views the stars as something
that is free and to be enjoyed by everyone. He encourages the man to view the stars as
little bells. But by the end, the author proposes that the stars can represent tears and sadness.

15 Replies to “The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery (Book Summary and Review) – Minute Book Report”

  1. thank you 🙂 this helped. am having to study the book and am struggling with reading it. however this surely helped me 

  2. Oh thank you so much! I'm having a book report about this book! I was having a hard time getting the summary thank you!

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  4. This video is a pretty decent representation of the French Novel "The Little Prince" or "Le Petit Prince" except for the last 30 seconds. In the last page of the book the prince is back home and the traveler says that he looks at the stars and thinks of the little prince and remembering his laugh because he knows that the prince is back on his planet with his rose. THE STARS DO NOT REPRESENT SADNESS, if anything they represent happiness and endless possibilities.

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