The great teaching. A tale about the eyes of the children, about the fact that they can still see what the adults had forgotten. Or, the way a child see the world of the adults.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s book, The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) was published in 1943 during WWII, which fundamentally influenced the book’s tone.
The story is about a child’s journey across six planets, during which – through negative examples – he learns about ways how not to live.
On each planet, he learns a certain wisdom or truth.
Characters: The little prince, the pilot, the fox, the rose, the snake
The planet’s inhabitants: the king, the narcissistic man, the drunkard, the businessman, the lamplighter, and the geographer.
The book’s main lesson is told by the fox: life’s real meaning is love (and the make connections).
Not surprisingly, many people choose the book’s motifs as a tattoo.
The well-known symbolism of the book can be understood anywhere in the world, and it is also very captivating.