The Little Prince 4

20 04 2011

We talked about The Little Prince for nearly two weeks.  While we discussed the story, we decided that we understand the story is about a little boy from a far away planet, two active volcanoes, one extinct volcano (but you never know), baobabs, a flower, a sheep, a king, a fox, a pilot, and a snake.  We also realized that the story is not about boys, planets, volcanoes (extinct or not), trees with funny sounding names, flowers, sheep, kings, foxes, any sort of airplanes, or snakes.

If The Little Prince is about all those things, but isn’t about any of those things… What is The Little Prince about?

Be sure to type out your answers in complete sentences.  Be sure to back up your ideas with some examples, evidence, or proof.  Be sure to check back and see what other people say too.  Be sure to comment on what they say.

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278 responses

20 04 2011
Autumn E.

The Little Prince is a hard story to truly understand. I believe that it is about the narrator when he was leaving for the military. This is because all the feelings and emotions the Little Prince in the story feels towards the flower and his planet in general make it obvious. The story is actually about the pilots life. The flower could represent him leaving a spouse or his mother. That is what I think the Little Prince is actually about.

20 04 2011
Mackenzie C.

It is a hard story to process isn’t it. Because everyone always has a different opinion about it and how it works I like that idea Autumn!!

21 04 2011
Autumn E.

Yeah that’s what I thought. I mean , I understand it in my hand but it is hard to say in words.

21 04 2011
Skyler W.

well, to me, I believe that the little prince is easy to understand and process. I think this because if you relate it to real life problems, you would understand it much better. What do you think???

21 04 2011
NateJiG

The Little Prince, to me, is very difficult to understand. The people he meets on Earth could represent more than one thing but only 1!!! Do you think the little prince was purposely written like that?

21 04 2011
Autumn E.

Well to me, it’s sorta easy. I understand it better in my head when I think about it. I guess I can relate a little bit to how he feels.

21 04 2011
Autumn E.

@Nate hmm maybe? I believe the main person was his flower or love though

21 04 2011
McKenna W

It might be hard to understand, if the auther were still alive I would want him to keep his mouth closed! I would rather just try to guess what it was about.

20 04 2011
Maisie M.

That’s kinda what i thought too . This response is great ! And yeah it is kind of hard to think all of this out, the story is a little confusing at times to think out who exactly these characters could represent. But overall i totally agree with you . (: great response .

21 04 2011
Autumn E.

Thanks. To me this is more of a story that is understood in your head. I can’t really say what I think about it in out loud because I don’t know how.

20 04 2011
Jessica S.

I think that is right about the flower because he loves the flower. If he loves it, it could be his wife or someone he really loves just like you said. That is an amazing idea !!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

21 04 2011
Autumn E.

Thanks. What led me to believe this is that people get in fights a lot (like him and the flower) yet they still love that person.

21 04 2011
Jes B.

I agree maybe the flower is a loved one but how do we know if the flower is even supposed to be a female? Yes, I know in the book the little prince said it was a female but how do we know that the author thought that the flower would seem better if the flower (girly) would be female instead of male. The flower could represent a brother, son, father, son in law, etc.

21 04 2011
Autumn E.

I agree but I still believe its a flower.

21 04 2011
Jes B.

Ya i know that in the story it’s a flower but who is it supposed to represent is what is confuzzing me.

21 04 2011
Martina K!

I agree with what your saying Autumn. but i think that its more about how people look at things. either with their heart or their eyes. the little prince looks at his flower with his heart because she is special. I agree that the flower is a spouse or mother. That’s still a really good way to look at things. I would have never thought of it like that.

21 04 2011
Autumn E.

Yes I believe this also because a HIS wife or mother are more special to him than any other in the world. Like what you said, he sees what is special about them with the heart.

21 04 2011
Ammar I

I kind of don’t get that because some of the characters have to do with emotion.

21 04 2011
Autumn E.

Well I kind of get what you are saying but this story is emotional if you understand it.

22 04 2011
Martina K.

What don’t you get? I don’t understand what your saying.

21 04 2011
I C U ivan

I think the little prince is like a ghost. Like in the Christmas Carrol. They show him what he done

20 04 2011
Jenna L. (Larid)

the little prince is about a boy who teaches an adult life lessons. the book teaches us about morality otherwise known as the difference between right or wrong. the book wants us to believe that the pilot will teach the little prince in the beginning but in the end it is completely different. the little prince ends up teaching the pilot the difference between an infinite amount of things. such as creativity and imagination. this teaches adults to listen to kids and let their curiosity grow.

21 04 2011
Sam I

I agree with that he could be teaching a lesson but he could also be telling you about what he thinks.

21 04 2011
Grant O.

I agree the Little Price taught the pilot about the true meanings of life. He taught him not to take things for granted.

21 04 2011
Jes B.

This is a great explanation. You do start at the beginning thinking that the narrator (pilot) is going to teach the little prince the ways of adult life but the little prince teaches the narrator that being a kid is a wonderful thing. What do you think happened to the little prince anyway? Like, after he “fell asleep” did his soul go back to his planet? And what happened to his body did some weird animal take it away and eat it?

21 04 2011
Grant O.

Jes, I think the little prince is an angel and went back to heaven. The only way to go to heaven is to die. The little prince said that he wasn’t really dying and he wasn’t he was simply going back from which he came.

21 04 2011
Sam I

And at the end the narrator’s mind sort of thinks like a kid

21 04 2011
Sam I

I think the little prince is like some kind of guarden watching over the pilot.

21 04 2011
Jenna L.

I personally believe that the little princes body went back to his planet. Although I am the type of persons to believe in happy endings!

21 04 2011
Jes B.

Grant, That is a good way to think of it. I love books that end like that. Where you get too choose what happens at the end and everyone can make up their own endings.

21 04 2011
claire g.

that’s a good thought, how did you come to think of it like that?

21 04 2011
Jenna L.

I don’t really know how I came to think of it I was at home thinking about the book and I thought of it so I jotted it down on a sheet of paper.

20 04 2011
Carli C.

I think the Little Prince is about changing the world to how you want it to be. The Little Prince wants everyone to be happy. I think that is the message of the story. The author is saying for everyone to be who they want to be. The pilot tried to change the Little Prince, but he couldn’t. He was who he was. The LP tried to change the adults he met on the planets. He tried to change their opinion. They were set in their ways to deeply, they couldn’t be taken out of it. The LP was able to change how the pilot saw things. The book says, to me, “Be who you are. if you don’t like it, change it before its too late.” He also has a different perspective on the world. He sees through a child’s mind, and I think this is how everyone should think, like a kid, a believer.

20 04 2011
NateJiG

kids rock! love the comment carli!

21 04 2011
NateJiG

I mean…. that most adults lose their imagination as they grow up and start worrying about other things than being imaginative, like businesses, jobs, money, houses, taxes, and a bunch of other things. What do you think?

20 04 2011
Danielle E

I also think you are right to because he was trying to change the adults that he met and tried to change them when he met them but it didn’t work because he is who he was

20 04 2011
Jenna L.

I totally agree with you Carli the little prince can’t be changed because he is in fact who he is and no one can change who you are if you truley believe that the person you are is in fact you.

21 04 2011
Jes B.

But, f everyone thought and acted like a kid would we be as accomplished as we are to day?

21 04 2011
Autumn E.

Wow Carli. I agree with that. Now that I think about it he does want everyone to be imaginative and happy. Nice Job!! :]

22 04 2011
Martina K.

The little prince’s job it seems like, is to make sure that everyone is happy and creative and imaginative. I agree with what you’re saying Autumn. 🙂 That’s what the book is trying to say too.

21 04 2011
D.J.C.

It is a good thought but it reflects more on people’s life and who they are.

21 04 2011
Sam I

That’s kinda of what i was thinking. Great idea Carli. The author miss something or someone that he left when he went into the military.

21 04 2011
Sam I

May miss someone or something.

20 04 2011
J. Blanchard

I believe that the Little Prince is a story that has multiple meanings. One person may think it means one thing while another person thinks of a whole different meaning. Really to me this story is about how a pilot who crashed in the desert and was sad cause he missed the person he loved (flower). After he crashed thinking of that one special person gave him strength to fix his plane. That is what I believe what the Little Prince is about.

21 04 2011
Autumn E.

Wow . I never really thought of the story that way. Hmm.. now that I think about it you may be right. I guess I sorta agree c:

21 04 2011
Jes B.

Thank you too me the story was a bit confusing but when I thought about it this is what I truelly thought the story was supposed to be.

21 04 2011
julissa v

nice idea, I would of never thought it that way, like how the story can have so many multiple means. I only thought it had one meaning.

21 04 2011
Jes B.

Me too before I thought about it.

21 04 2011
Sam I

Nice idea. that’s one way to thing about it that But there are many different ways to think about it as what you were saying. I think it means that someone can change and become someone else but in the end they will be the same no one can change who you are.

21 04 2011
Jes B.

Thats a good way to think about it too. I just thought since evewryone is different everyone should have a different point of view of what the story is about. You know what I mean?

20 04 2011
Brianna C.

I think that the Little Prince is about a few different things . One thing is how everyone sees things differently . Because some people have more imagination then others . So their way of seeing things will be more creative . Like kids will probably have more bimagination then adults will . But then as they would get older , they start to loose their imagination . I think that’s what was happening to the Little Prince . Cause as he met more believe he just got sad and boring . So that’s was the Little Prince was basically about .

20 04 2011
Brianna C.

imagination*

20 04 2011
Carli C.

I totally agree with you. All of your reasons are what I think, too.

20 04 2011
Brianna C.

Thank you 🙂

20 04 2011
Danielle E

Yes i agree with you some people have no imagination and the little prince has a big imagination and when goes and talks to the adults they have no imagination and so when he tried to help people they didn’t want help but the people didn’t have an imagination they just bought stars and drank and lite lamps and they wouldn’t stop but the little prince thought that the lamp lighter wasn’t ridiculous because he liked him

20 04 2011
Maisie M.

That’s a really good idea ! considering how people actually do have different amounts of imagination. That really gets me to think more about comparing the author and the little prince, how they were kinda the same, and how they were different. Well that’s because i kinda think that the Little Prince could represent the author from a long time ago, maybe when he was a little kid. but overall great response !

21 04 2011
Brianna C.

I think he could represent the author to. Cause the author could of had a lot of imagination like the Little Prince did in the beginning. And maybe the author started to have less imagination just like the Little Prince did as they started to grow up and stuff.

21 04 2011
claire g.

everyone does think differently, i never thought of the book like that.

21 04 2011
Tori H

I agree with you Brianna because you you explained things really well. And I understand what your saying really clearly.

20 04 2011
lwatts

I think, the little prince could be a different story for everyone. But, to me, I think the little prince is about one thing. To think about the consequences before you leave something, because you never know if you’ll want to go back. For example, in the little prince, he leaves his planet, and his flower behind. But, he soon realizes that the flower can’t defend itself, and that just because the flower was selfish and a little mean, he shouldn’t of left. So, I think the author is really telling a story about to think before you leave something behind.

20 04 2011
Skyler W.

nice response! It makes sense that you would think this, but I still think it’s more about life in general. Like you said, we could all think about it differently! Overall great response! :p

21 04 2011
Lauren W.

I understand your response to me, but how do all the events in the little prince represent life?

20 04 2011
julissa v

I do agree about how you need to like of the consequences before you make a choice.

21 04 2011
Angela Z.

That is a great idea, how do you come up with that!?

21 04 2011
Lauren W.

Angela, I came up with this idea by putting myself in the little prince’s shoes and seeing why I would want to return to my planet, which I willingly left

21 04 2011
Antonio M

It is a different story to everyone. I agree that this book is about thinking about the consequences before you do something, but I also think it is about growing up and losing your imagination.

21 04 2011
Lauren W.

Antonio, I understand why this book would be about growing up and losing imagination, but in this book, do you think it explains if you can get imagination back?

21 04 2011
McKenna W

I also think every one has there own opinion. I also think putting yourself in the little prince’s shoes is a great stratagie! GREAT JOB LAUREN!!!!!!!

21 04 2011
Brianna C.

I also agree with your idea. But I thought it was more about imagination. Cause the Little Prince had a lot of imagination, in the beginning. At the end he started to loose it, because of all of the different people he met at Earth.

21 04 2011
Hailey A.

When you say you think the author is telling a story to think before you leave something behind do you think that the author went through that many times?

21 04 2011
Alejandro .S

I have to agree with antonio on this one. Maybe there is consequences into everything but do you think this is what the storie really means. I think there is more to this book than that.

20 04 2011
Claire G.

I think that the Little Prince is really about the ups and downs in life, the good and the bad days in life. For example the vain king is probably an example of a day when your down on yourself, so you just think your better than everyone, when they are at the same level of skills as you. Another example of a bad day in life would be the flower, which i think represents losing a loved one. Although, a good day in life would maybe be the pilot, because he wanted to send the Little Prince back to where he came from. In life, there are many bad people and good people, bad days, and good days, and sometimes when life isn’t good, you just have to learn to get over it, like the Little Prince.

20 04 2011
Mackenzie C.

Nice idea Claire I never really thought of it that way!!!! 🙂

20 04 2011
Claire G.

Thanks:)

20 04 2011
Matt

I think that the story is more about love and stuff like that. But still, very good ideas. 😀

20 04 2011
Martina K.

I never thought of the Little Prince being about that. Your idea makes complete sense though. I just never would have known. I saw it as something more, but maybe its just a simple book. C O O L IDEA!
🙂

20 04 2011
Claire G.

Yeah, maybe it is just a simple book=)

21 04 2011
Eva R.

I don’t think it is a simple book. I think the author wants you to have your own opinions and ideas. I think that the author purposely wants the book to have mixed ideas and opinions. But we can’t know that because he died when the book was starting to get popular.

20 04 2011
Skyler W.

I also never thought of it that way. I makes perfect sense that the Little Prince would mean that because the little prince did have good and bad days!(:D

21 04 2011
Brianna C.

I see what your saying, but I don’t fully agree. I think the story is more about loosing your imagination as you get older.

21 04 2011
Nikolas S.

the king in the story was not vain. also the pilot wanted the little prince to stay with him not leave. the snake took him back to where he came.

21 04 2011
claire g.

ya i know i got a little confused between all the characters.

21 04 2011
Martina K!

Claire where did you come up with your idea because i never would have thought of it that way ? its a good way of looking at it. 🙂

21 04 2011
Tori H

I totally get what your saying Claire. Especially how you explained the book summary of what the little Prince is about.

20 04 2011
Sean

I think the Little Prince is about a life lesson of how you can think that your life is great but later after you see what other people have you think your not great until you actually think about what w hat you own and love. There could be millions of copies that thing but you’ll know that you have only one that you love and is important to you.

20 04 2011
alex R.

I think that it is about life. Probably about the pilot’s life. When the little prince was traveling around the narrator was traveling and meeting new people. When the Little Prince was talking to the snake about “sending him back to which he came” It could be that the pilot wanted to die. then when he didn’t have hope such as finding a well in the middle of the desert could be a metaphor that he had lost hope for something .

21 04 2011
Nikolas S.

are you saying that the little prince represents the pilot in the story?

20 04 2011
Alejandro S.

I am not a 100% sure what the little prince is about. I am guessing that the book is telling us that we care about something in are life. It is so important to us but we half to abandon it one day. We will probably miss it and someday we will return to take care of it. Just how the little prince wanted to return to his rose to care for it and protect it because he missed his rose.

20 04 2011
Claire G.

It should be have*

21 04 2011
Alejandro S.

Thank you for correcting me with my spelling Claire. P.S. I don’t know if i spelled your name right? 😦 🙂

21 04 2011
Collin V.

I agree, everyone’s parents take care of them when they are little, or at least they are supposed to, then the kids grow up and leave their parents so they can live their lives. But they end up coming back to take care of them when they get old and need help. All I’m saying is is that you end up going back to things that you love.

21 04 2011
Alejandro .S

That is exacly what i mean collin.

20 04 2011
Hailey A.

To me the Little Prince is about a man who time has gone back into the past. As he is a little boy he looks at how his future has been. This is when he meets all the people on the planets and thinks because they are grownups they are silly. When he goes to Earth he sees and feels many different emotions about many things. He feels sad when he meets the fox, he feels worried when he meets the snake, when he met the roses he felt that he wasn’t special, and when he met the flower he felt scared and unsure of himself. He then met the guy that was going to help him look for a well, but the guy starts to like him and doesn’t want him to go. When the prince dies it is because he has done all he needed to on the Earth. This is what the book The Little Prince is about to me.

20 04 2011
Joselin V

wow Hailey i love your idea because i was think the same thing but i think you made me think more thanks for the inspiration .

21 04 2011
Lauren W.

Good Response, but were you trying to say that all the people on the planets the little prince has visited were stages in the pilot’s life, or something else?

21 04 2011
Hailey A.

When he met the people on the planet those were stages in his life that he was experiencing again. When he went to Earth he began to have feelings about what was happening in the world. What did you think I was trying to say.

21 04 2011
Jenna L.

I totally agree with you Hailey, the little prince along with everyone else has a purpose in life once that purpose is fulfilled WHOOSH bye bye person. although sometimes there are sent back, if you believe in reincarnation, to complete another purpose.

21 04 2011
Hailey A.

Thats exactly what I was trying to say. If that person comes back as someone else will their purpose still be the same or will it be different?

21 04 2011
Matt

I like your ideas but they weren’t what I thought. I thought it was more about love and just enjoying life.

21 04 2011
Abbie B.

I like your idea about how the little prince left after he did all he could to help the pilot. But i think that you are wrong when you say when he goes back into the past, but if you are right that might be the reason he could travel to other planets.

20 04 2011
Mackenzie C.

The little prince is about the narrator and how when he went to war he missed his home so, he met someone that said they can take him back from where he came from, his home. They probably took him there but he left something behind and when he went back he couldn’t retrieve it. And I already told you what the people on the planets are. But the narrator missed his family that he left behind, which is the little prince’s flower, planet, and volcanoes. I would miss my family too if I ever went to war. And when he left the war he left something behind there too, but every time he sees something that reminds him of them he won’t feel sad anymore. That is what the little prince is all about.

20 04 2011
Martina K.

I agree with your idea, but i also think that it depends on how you look at things. Like what certain thing does the narrator look at, so he won’t be so sad anymore, maybe he looks at things with his heart. But i am pretty sure that the characters are people he misses from the past. 🙂

20 04 2011
Maisie M.

That’s what I think, that’s a great response! I’ve always thought that the narrator had an important role in this story. I agree with you completely ! You couldn’t of worded this anymore perfectly . great response !

20 04 2011
Collin

This book does talk about kings, lamplighters, talking fox’s, paper sheep, and talking snake’s. It was about a man, the pilot, who is stranded in the desert to find his inner childhood imagination that is why the little prince is an angel that looks like the pilot when he was in his childhood. The angel, the little prince, is there to bring out his imagination that was never encouraged at all by adults that he knew, that is why when he met the little prince he had to draw a sheep and a cage. So when the little prince left he left because he knew that the pilot knew how to use his imagination.

21 04 2011
Lauren W.

I understand your comment, but then what was the point of the little prince visiting all the planets?

21 04 2011
Alejandro S.

I understand what your trying to say collin. The little prince is a kid version of the pilot. 🙂

21 04 2011
Bryce K.

I see why you say this. This is a summary of what goes on in the book. But i don’t think this is what is really the point of this book. It’s more about imagination that kid’s have and sometimes they lose it as they grow up.

😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

20 04 2011
Antonio M

The Little Prince is about many different things including how people see things differently and that you should be who you want to be. Little kids see things differently than adults because they use their imagination. For example the Little Prince thought that one picture he drew was a boa constrictor eating an elephant while adults would say it’s just a plain old hat. I think the big message this book is trying to send is to be who you want to be and live life to the fullest. In the book the Little Prince tries to change the people on the different planets to be happy. I think the Little Prince wants to have the mind of a child and to never grow up.

20 04 2011
Brianna C.

I agree, that’s what i thought it was about to . 🙂

20 04 2011
Skyler W.

I totally agree with your response… good job! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

21 04 2011
Alejandro S.

Antonio I never thought of it the little prince that way. How did you come to get this answer?

21 04 2011
Grant O.

Antonio, the Little Prince taught the pilot to use his imagination. Every time the pilot will look up at the stars he will be reminded of the little prince. the pilot got new strength when the little prince said,” Lets go look for a well you never Know you might find one”.

21 04 2011
Alejandro S.

Nice way to put it grant. Just reading this book makes you use your imagination. :-))))))))))))))))))))

21 04 2011
Antonio M

The Little Prince explains when you grow up you are going to lose your imagination, but the Little Prince taught the pilot to use his imagination because he wants the pilot to be reminded of him so he can be happy.

21 04 2011
Collin D

That is not the initial way that I thought about the book though after thinking about it i agree.

21 04 2011
Matt

I agree on your ideas but I thought it was more about love but it may also be about that too. 😀 🙂 😛

20 04 2011
Nikolas S.

I’m not very sure, but i think the little prince is a time line of the author’s life and the pilot is the author. I think the little prince is a made up character that is giving a tour of the authors life, just in a story form. I think the people who the little prince meets on the planets are the different phases of the authors life. Then the flower is his wife and maybe the fox he tames is maybe a close friend. Then i think the pilot was the author when he crashes in the desert. How he was feeling and what he was thinking.

20 04 2011
Ivan C u

I agree the little prince is like a friendly ghost of him giving a tour of stuff he did good and bad. But i think the fox might be a friend he met at the military.

21 04 2011
Nikolas S.

I meant the fox was a close friend in general. A friend he met anywhere.

20 04 2011
Grant O.

The little prince is about an little boy who goes planet hopping and comes to earth and saves a guys life. I think the little prince is about an angel that comes to earth in human form. I think he was having trouble in heaven and wanted to see the world. While he was here he realized that earth wasn’t anything compared to heaven. He was going to the spot where he came and he saw the pilot. He saw that the pilot needed help then and with his life in the long run so he stopped to help. He made the pilot see the world in a new way and saved his life by finding a well. He wanted to go back to heaven and the only way to get to heaven is through death so he had the little yellow snake bite him. He told the pilot that if he wanted to remember him he could look up at the stars and they will remind the pilot of him.

20 04 2011
Skyler W.

I agree with your response nice job 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

20 04 2011
JRobichaud13

That is a good way of seeing it.I agree and nice work.

21 04 2011
Antonio M

I agree that the Little Prince is an angel, but the book is not about a little boy planet hopping. It is about life and growing up.

21 04 2011
Jose Q

I agree with Antonio. The book isn’t just about a boy hopping from other planets. Its also about life and how he makes people understand

20 04 2011
NateJiG

The little Prince to me means that there is always one person, or thing, that you care about, and one day, they’re going to be gone. When really they aren’t. They will stay in you r heart forever like the narrator to the little prince, or the little prince to the flower. they’ll never really be gone. And sometimes, you have to let it go. Like what’s his face said “If you love something let it go, if it comes back it is yours”. I know that there is one thing I love that i had to let go. It hasn’t returned yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone forever. The little Prince returned to his flower, who says that the one thing I love won’t return to me.

20 04 2011
Angela Z.

To me, the Little Prince is about a man lost in life, hoping to figure it all out. Then, a person (the little prince) comes and helps him out. He changes the man’s life by showing him that life does not always have to be so serious. The little prince also shows how to act like a kid again. The little prince had found the man and taught him what life is really about. When the man started to attach to the prince, the little prince had to leave. That is when the pilot had really felt it in his heart because “only something essential can be seen with the heart, and anything else is invisible to the eyes”. At that moment did the little prince know that his job was done, and he had to leave Earth. “It is better to had loved and got your heart broken than to never had loved.”

21 04 2011
Lauren W.

I agree, but then what was the point of the book when the prince was visiting the planets and talking to the fox?

21 04 2011
Jenna L.

That is very good. I understand it completely. How did you come up with that?

21 04 2011
Jes B.

So, basically, the Little Prince came to earth to teach the pilot about how to love life and then he left? Like, I get it but I am a bit confuzzled……

21 04 2011
Hailey A.

You worded your response very well so that I could understand what you were trying to say. What were you trying to say when you put, Then a person (the little prince ) comes and helps him out? Were you trying to say that when the little prince came that he taught the man many life lessons? Otherwise I think you had a really well written response!!!

20 04 2011
Bryce K.

This book is about a little boy going around space and meeting different people such as a king, a lamplighter, a drunkard, a business man, a vain man, and a geographer. But this is not the what the book really means. It is about the imagination that kids have, but it starts to disappear to some people as they grow older. This is kind of what happened to the Little Prince once he visited Earth. The snake was an appearance to the Little Prince that changed him. The roses also changed him in some ways. He noticed that when growing up, imagination can start to fade away.

21 04 2011
Collin D

I THINK THAT IT GOES AWAY TO ALL PEOPLE AS THEY GROW OLDER, EVEN US 😦 THOUGH THE LITTLE PRINCE CAME BACK TO HELP THE PILOT FIND HIS IMAGINATION 🙂

21 04 2011
Martina K!

that’s what i thought it was about too. but i also think that its more about how you look at things with your heart or your eyes. he looked at his flower with his heart because he love the flower and she is special. I agree with that when the little prince met the characters his imagination faded.

21 04 2011
Joseph A

I agree with what you said about the little prince. The things he met changed him a lot and he started to not believe his flower was special and that he shouldn’t go back to his planet with his flower. He also stopped believing that his volcano would come back. Then he realized what was happening when he talked to the fox. That is a good way to think about.

21 04 2011
Hailey A.

Did you ever think that mabe Earth did’t change him at first? What really changed him was the people on the other planets that he visited. It didn’t seem to be that at first, but if you think about it when he went to one planet it kinda sent him to the next and the last planet with the geographer who sent him to Earth. When he got there he relized that he wouldn’t always have his imagination. Which made him relize that he had no reason to be living on Earth. On the other hand I thought your commet was very well written and I could understand what you were trying to say. Very nice job!!!!

20 04 2011
Ammar I.

This book is about a message. I think this book has to do with life. The little prince has went to different planets and things but it doesn’t have to do with that. The planets represents on the opportunities you can have. Do you want to take power when you grow up? Do you want to be president? The king represents on how to take power. Do you want be leader? The vain man represents of if you want to be a person with popularity. Are you a show off? Do you want to be famous? The drunkard shows the opposite of the correct path of life. Do you want to do drugs? Do you want to get drunk and die early? The business man shows if you want to be a person to own stuff. Do you want to be rich? Do you want what you want? The lamplighter represents on if you just want a normal life and get payed. The geographer represents if you want really good education. Do you want a job that needs a lot of education? The things he seen also represents stuff. The snake represents that life will be dangerous. The flower means that what you say will change your life. The mountains is that you lose your imagination. The flowers show that everything looks the same. The fox represents on how you see things is different. What you see is different from somebody else. The pilot shows that making your life up and down is better than making it straight. That’s what I think of it.

20 04 2011
Nate E

i totally agree with you 🙂

20 04 2011
D.J.C.

That is exactly why I thought. All of the people refers to his life as he grows. Great thought!

21 04 2011
Ammar I

It makes sense that way. It wasn’t easy to think of it that way.

21 04 2011
christher m.m.

that makes alot of sense Ammar that makes alot of sense to me now thanks for explaining it so that people could understand it

20 04 2011
Joseph A

That is a great way to think about it. The little prince is teaching the pilot how to make your life great, and not end up like the drunkard. Good job.

21 04 2011
Ammar I

So your going to be famous or become a drunkard when you grow up?

21 04 2011
Eva R.

What do you mean by saying he can ” end up like the drunkard?”

20 04 2011
Matt

I find that the Little Prince i actually a story explaining a life lesson. As the little Prince goes through his journey, he meets many people. These people help him find little peaces to unlock the mystery of life. On his way he finds out what love really means. It doesn’t matter if there are billions of women out there. The one you love is special and will always be in your heart. Sometimes it takes a long journey away from the thing you love to truly believe that you really love it.

20 04 2011
Abbie B.

I agree when he first saw the hundreds of roses he thought his rose wasn’t very special but after he started unlocking some of the mysteries of life he figured out that his rose is special because to each person they each have there own special thing because they tamed themselves to what ever is special to them

20 04 2011
Abbie B.

I agree he does find what love means he has 1 rose but when he sees all the other roses he gets upset but when the fox tells him what being tamed means he understands why his flower is so special. His flower tamed him. to love someone is to tame them there may be millions of people that look alike but you will know which one is yours because you tamed them they others may see a lot of the same person but you will only see your flower or your love

20 04 2011
Abbie B.

I agree. When he went into the garden with hundreds of roses he got all upset but when the fox taught him the lesson about being tamed he realized that his rose tamed him that even if you put a million roses that looked just like his rose he would know which was his because his rose tamed him. Its the same thing in real life if you put my mom mixed in with thosand’s of other women she would be my favorite, though when you look at her you don’t see anything special i see everything good about her, because she tamed me.

21 04 2011
Antonio M

Good job, but I don’t think it is about love. I think the Little Prince is about the journey of life.

21 04 2011
Ammar I

I agree with you but what you said just talks about the fox on how to love.

21 04 2011
Brianna C.

I understand what your trying to say Matthew. But I don’t agree. I think its about something completely different. I think the Little Prince is representing the author. And how he started to loose his imagination.

21 04 2011
Autumn E.

Wow Matt… For once I agree with you. I believe what you are saying is true, but you forgot one thing. It isn’t just PEOPLE who are special… it’s also items or things. Like a pet, or a special place. Overall I agree with you :]

20 04 2011
Skyler W.

The Little Prince was not just about a little prince traveling to different planets, because it means something! Through the story I have concluded that the Little Prince is about what life really means to the author. If you really think about it, the meaning of life is really different from each person’s perspective, and the Little Prince is the meaning of life in the author’s perspective. There is life lessons in the Little Prince that the author probably learned. To the basics, the Little Prince is about people in life, and how the act. For an example, all the different planets that the little prince visited represented the people in the world and what they mean to the author. The little prince also means how different people in life could sometimes mean a lot to someone else. For an example, the little prince had a close bond with his flower, but after he knew that there are many other flowers in the universe, he discovered that to him, his flower is the best. If you notice, the Little Prince is about the people in the world and how the come to be. When the Little Prince went back to which he came, this just showed what life is. I mean, people are born and then the go back from which they came. This is what the Little Prince is about, and what it means.

20 04 2011
Antonio M

I agree with you 100%. Great job:)

20 04 2011
Antonio M

* 🙂

20 04 2011
Danielle E

I think that you are right because it means something to the little prince and i think that it could mean something in his life when he was alive and he became tamed with the little prince

20 04 2011
Collin V.

I agree, the fox taught him the lesson of being tamed. His flower was taming him when the flower wouldn’t talk. He missed the flower a lot when he was on the other planets and Earth. Great job!

20 04 2011
Sam I

Great idea on how the author thinks of it. I agree. the author may think that once he goes away something might happen to his wife or girlfriend. Like his girlfriend might find someone else.

21 04 2011
Hailey A.

I agree with your reasoning, but did you ever think that it might not represent the authors life. Think of it that way and how much is your response changes.

21 04 2011
Brianna C.

I never thought of it that way. I was thinking it was more about imagination. But what you said could also be possibility of what the Little Prince means.

21 04 2011
Skyler W.

This is true that it could be about imagination, but did you ever think that it was about the author’s life and his imagination when he was little. After saying that, I think the little prince could be the author as a little boy, and he could have been called a little prince maybe as a nick name!

21 04 2011
Angela Z

That’s a great idea! Another idea is that the pilot and the little prince were both representing the author’s life. The little prince could have been just almost giving him a tour of his own life and the consequences in it.

21 04 2011
claire g.

I agree but i also disagree,how did you come to this answer?

21 04 2011
JRobichaud13

That’s a great perspective and that is why I agree with you. The different people mean different things. I like the way you see the flower. He has been tamed by the flower and he has tamed the fox. Great work!

20 04 2011
Nate E

the little prince means that means all the characters in the book could be people that he knew in his life for example the fox the fox could be a friend or something. the vain man and all those characters could be people in his life. the flower could be his wife or his girlfriend he had before he went in the army. that’s what i think the little prince is about

20 04 2011
D.J.C.

Well it is a good thought, but as you grow you get those traits. Onc4e yor tamed things change.

20 04 2011
Sam I

That’s true and i agree that once you tame something that thing will change. There is also another way to look at it and that is that people can change and become someone else and in the end will know what is right.

21 04 2011
Carli C.

I agree, but I am not sure I totally agree about the fox. I think the fox has a slightly deeper meaning. Like maybe he was more than a friend, a father figure or something like that. He could have been a teacher, too. 🙂

21 04 2011
trevor

I totaly agree you Nate E.Like how you said that all the people could be people in his life. Good job Nate E.

20 04 2011
Ivan C u

I think the little prince is a guardian. He saved the pilots life a couple times. I think when the little prince met the people on planets those were mistakes the pilot made. When the prince left the flower it was when the pilot left someone to go to the military

20 04 2011
Joseph A

I agree with what you said about the little prince. This is because the pilot probably had many people he cared about like the flower and the fox and the people like the vain man and the king represented the bad choices he made about them. That is a good way to think about it.

21 04 2011
Collin D

I NEVER TRIED TO THINK ABOUT IT THAT WAY

20 04 2011
JRobichaud13

I believe that the Little Prince is about a man who was in the military and he had a plane crash. Here he met a little boy who has had an even crazier journey. The little boy has met a friend that has tamed him. He had to leave this friend though. In the story that friend is a fox. He also has to leave someone that he loves. In the books that thing is a flower. He has met many people along the way until he met the author. Both has been tamed by the each other.

20 04 2011
Collin V.

I think The Little Prince is about the authors life. Maybe the people on the planets and on Earth were his friends, family, or even strangers. The people could be his military comrades. Some taught lessons so maybe those were his family members. Some were ridiculous so maybe those were his friends or strangers. This book taught us many lessons.

20 04 2011
D.J.C.

To be honest I think it refers to peoples life as they grow and change.

20 04 2011
Danielle E

I think that the little prince is about someone that the author could of made the character up and he has formed a bond with him and he was making the little prince up and so then he had the little prince help him fix his plane and it worked because he fixed the plane and he got out of the desert in Africa and got back home and when he was stranded in the desert he had some paper and pens and he decided to wright a story about things that happened to him but he also put some things that were ridiculous and made then funny.

21 04 2011
Carli C.

I think the ridiculous stuff is real. He could have experienced. He may have added something to make it more like a fantasy, but they may still have been true.

20 04 2011
Maisie M.

This story for me is kind of hard to truly understand what it is about. But i think it is about the author and his life before and going into the war. The flower to me definitely represents his wife, or maybe someone he was dating. And how when the flower was sad when they left that’s probably how that person in real like may of reacted. To me the flower had very realistic emotions. But this answer is probably just like my other ones, i always stick with my idea of being that this story represents the author’s life in many ways. Or maybe even personality in some sort. But the themes that stand out mostly for me would probably be love, happiness, and family. I think family because maybe the fox could of represented a son or daughter if he had any children. They might look at something, like the fox, and think of the father who is at war. And they are sad about that he might not come back. I think love because of very obviously the flower. And happiness because That’s how the little prince was cleaning out his volcanoes, he had hope. You never know, and that’s how i came up with happiness. But overall this story is hard to process in your brain, because you know what it means, but then you also have no idea what it means at the same time.

20 04 2011
Sam I

I understand what you are saying but i think it is about how someone can change and become someone else and in the end knows what is right.

21 04 2011
Jenna L.

Personally i dont think anyone can change who you really are i mean you can change appearance but you cant change the person you are you will always be. you cant force yourself or no one can force you to change. that is my opinion though.

21 04 2011
Brianna C.

I understand what you said. But I think its more about loosing your imagination. Because when the Little Prince came to Earth, he became more sad. It’s like he was kind of growing up and loosing his imagination

21 04 2011
Autumn E.

I agree with you. The story Is hard to understand yet at the same time easy. I also agree that the flower he left is the one he loved. Great Job! :DD *Scuttle Scuttle*

21 04 2011
Carli C.

I completely agree. All your descriptions are also what I see in this. The fox, I’m not sure about, but otherwise, it is really good.

21 04 2011
joselin v

wow really good prediction Maisie but i have disagree sorry but for the flower i was think it could of been when he was going to the war it could be his family when he left them.Also for the fox i was thinking it could be the opposite of the flower because like if it was some one he married then they could o made a tie.That’s just what i was thinking and you maybe think your right and you probably are no one knows

20 04 2011
julissa v

I think the little prince about people you have tamed, he tamed his flower and couldn’t live without it because he came back to his planet for it. He tamed the fox and couple more people . I know I have tamed people one of them left and i sure do miss her and she isn’t coming back but i can still remember her by many things. The little prince tamed a lot of people and they sure change once their tamed. Just like I did and many others.

20 04 2011
Jake R.

I agree i never thought of it that way. He has tamed a lot of people and tamed other people at the same time . That is interesting to think of it that way. When he tames people it shows us that we can do that to.

20 04 2011
JRobichaud13

That’s a very interesting way to see the Little Prince. I agree with you because I, too, have tamed someone. I like the way you see this. Great work.

21 04 2011
claire g.

I agree, although I never thought of it like that, how did you come to think of it like that?

21 04 2011
julissa v

I just thought how i became tamed to so many people and how the prince got tamed and how he tamed people, I just kind of put myself in his shoes and thought of how he became tamed

21 04 2011
Autumn E.

Never really thought of it that way but I agree with you. It’s nice that you are connecting to the story. I don’t think that the story is all about taming though. I think it’s also about his life experiences. Overall I agree with you:)

21 04 2011
Sam I

great idea there are many ways to think of how something or someone is tamed. I may think of it one way while your next to me thinking something completely different.

22 04 2011
Martina K.

WOW! that is a great answer. it’s cool the way you looked at it because i hadn’t never thought of that like that. I love how you used an example from your life. it really makes more sense. it’s a good way of putting it. Why do think this book reminds you so much of the person you are missing?

20 04 2011
Jake R.

What is the little prince about? What is it about only you could answer that. The author is trying to make from your prospective. I think it is about a little boy that finds the way he wants to live his life and what a better life looks like for him. He thought his flower didn’t mean anything because there were a bunch of them but it did mean something but only to him if you were to look at it you would think it was any old flower. He learned to love what is special to him and what to love and not to. He also learned to be tamed and make friends.

20 04 2011
julissa v

I agree with your idea of how he learned to be tamed and make friends.

20 04 2011
JRobichaud13

That is almost exactly what I thought the saying meant. It’s better to have loved and lost, then never to have loved at all

21 04 2011
Danielle D.

I agree with that comment, If you can’t love, there is no tame. If there is no tame, it wouldn’t be a good story.

20 04 2011
D.J.C.

The Little Prince is about life, who you are, and the choices you make. In the book the Little Prince encounters many ridiculous people.as You grow up, you become like that. If your tamed, you are changed forever. To be tamed means to have a close bond. That close bond makes it only possible for you to see this person as important.

20 04 2011
Jose Q

Nice explaining on what things happened. You have really good word choice. You told alot is a little.

21 04 2011
D.J.C.

Thank you! After we finished thew book I thought about what it could mean. When I saw how the little prince changed and had imagination, it made me realize that it affects reality too.

21 04 2011
christher m.m.

I think you idea of what the little prince is about is splended and that that is what the little prince is about. good work. (smile)

21 04 2011
D.J.C.

Thank you! If I never read this book I would have never realized how when your tamed, you are changed.

21 04 2011
Danielle D.

I thought both were tamed, that all in the story were tamed.

20 04 2011
Joseph A

I think the Little prince is about how to make your life meaningful, to you, and to the people around you. The little prince left his flower all alone to defend herself. Then he realized that they needed each other. Also the fox told him a valuable lesson in life about being tamed by someone and always remembering them when they are gone. He remembered the little prince by looking at the wheat.He told this to the pilot so he can make his life turn out the best. I think this is what the author really means.

20 04 2011
D.J.C.

Its an interesting idea, but in my opinion it mean who you are.

20 04 2011
Jose Q

You also explained how it means things in life. They told lesson to people. You explained a lot things. You told how the fox was tamed and remember the wheat was the color of the little princes hair.

21 04 2011
Alejandro S.

That is similar to my response. The flower has tamed the little prince and the little prince always remembers the flower. The flower is now meaningful to the little prince as the little prince is meaningful to the fox.

21 04 2011
Carli C.

I think your comment is good, but I think is to be who you are. 🙂

20 04 2011
Abbie B.

The little prince is about love. The whole story is about love.The fox knows he has to do what is right and let the the little prince. he says “It is better to have loved and lost then to never love at all. The wolf also talks about taming someone. To tame someone is to is to form a close tie, a bond, or to love someone. You can’t be tame if you chose not to love or if you have never loved at all. “One sees clearly only with the heart, anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” You are only able to see love clearly because when you love you do not look with your eyes you are actually looking with the heart, when you look with the eye you only look at what is on the outside of a person instead of what is in the inside. the inside of a person is what really matters. The latest clothes the best hair style none of that matters in 20-30 years you will look back at the clothes you wore and you will think to yourself wow those are some ugly clothes even if you don’t it’s not going to matter in 20 years if you were popular or not what is going to matter is if you were kind nice that is what is in the inside that is what is going to matter

20 04 2011
Jessica S.

I think Little Prince is kinda hard to understand,but I still have an idea. I think it is about love because the quote is about love. It says “One sees clearly only with the heart anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” Also I think he is someone you would never want to let go. You love that someone in your life and you would want it forever. When it dies you will remember it in a special way like the Little Prince did.

20 04 2011
JRobichaud13

I agree with what you said. It is interesting. The book is like a riddle. You have to solve it alone.

20 04 2011
Abbie B.

I think you are right because there are many examples in the book that could hep prove your statment. The fox talked about tameing people and if you get tamed you can’t help but love that person. Like the fox said “It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.”

20 04 2011
JRobichaud13

I believe that the Little Prince is about a man who was in the military and he had a plane crash. Here he met a little boy who has had an even crazier journey. The little boy has met a friend that has tamed him. He had to leave this friend though. In the story that friend is a fox. He also has to leave someone that he loves. In the books that thing is a flower. He has met many people along the way until he met the author. Both has been tamed by the each other. Another thing it could be is that the Little Prince is a guardian angle. When he found the pilot, he decided to help him. He got him water, but when he saw that the pilot didn’t need him anymore, he decided to go back to heaven.

20 04 2011
Eva R.

I agree with what you are saying because this is what I thought. I thought that The Little Prince was the guardian angel and not the pilot. But I forgot what happened to the pilot. But now since you have said that it is all coming to me now. I think now since you said that both the pilot and the Little Prince are both guardian angels.

21 04 2011
Danielle D.

I agree. The pilot and the Little Prince become somewhat attached. They both are tame.

20 04 2011
dominic f.

i believe that the little prince is about a boy who thinks that whatever he has is more special than something someone else has, for example the little prince has 3 volcanoes that come up to his knee and 1 is extinct but hey you never know. Also he has a flower and he thinks its the coolest thing in the world.b

22 04 2011
Martina K.

Good answer. I agree with half of it, but where did you come up with it from? 🙂

20 04 2011
Eva R.

I think the story The Little Prince is a story about many different things to many different people. It isn’t about a boy living who travels and meets different things at different places. I think that this book is trying to tell you that no matter where or who you are there will always be someone or something guiding you and protecting from harm that can happen. That there is someone right there next to you protecting you from danger. But you don’t necessarily need to see it or them to know that you are being protected. But I think this is why the author wrote this story. To tell us that you are never by yourself. This is what the reason is that the author wrote this story. The Little Prince is a boy that thinks he is a real human but isn’t. He is actually a guardian angel. At first I didn’t think this until a person taught me that this book might be about The Little Prince being someone that he doesn’t think he is. And when The Little Prince visited all those other people on the other planets they weren’t really people. They were guardian angels like the Little Prince. The author just wanted you to know that there are other people watching other people to see what is going to happen to them. I think the author wrote this book because maybe he was going some place dangerous like a war. Or maybe he knew that he was getting too old and thought that it was his time to go. These are all the reasons why I think the author wrote The Little Prince and what The Little Prince was about.

20 04 2011
Abbie B.

I agree on the part where you said he might be a gardian angle. that is why he was able to help the piolet so many times. But i do have to diagree withyou when you said that the people on the other planets where angles to. I think that the author wrote that part of the story to better help us understand on how foolish people can be.

21 04 2011
Eva R.

Well i don’t think that the people on the planets are angels. I just thought that they might represent that there are people out there protecting you no matter what.

21 04 2011
JRobichaud13

I agree with what your saying.I agree because different people DO have different perspective on things and your perspective is very detailed. Good job!

21 04 2011
D.J.C.

He could be a guardian angle. Think about the fact that the traits may reflect on you. I think that maybe it could mean who you are. When you are tamed sense is in you. That is what I think. Over all though, nice opinion!

21 04 2011
Maisie M.

I also agree on how he might be a guardian angel . It makes total sense to me. Ive never really thought of it in that way . But now i think i go along with your idea more than mine ! great response Eva !

20 04 2011
Sam I

I think the little prince is about how someone can change and become someone else but in the end you will know what is right. All the things he does shows him how people can change. An example is when the little prince talked to the fox and he said tame me ill be fine if you leave because it is better to have loved and to lost than not to have loved at all. The little prince is trying to teach a lesson to tell you that you can have an imagination no matter how old you are.

20 04 2011
Maisie M.

wow that’s a really good perspective on this story ! I’ve never thought of it in that way before. But now that i have read your response i totally agree with your answer ! great job sam !

20 04 2011
Jose Q

She has a good point. The fox gets tamed and other people have imagination. They are adults but still hav eimagination. It doesnt really matter how old they are!

21 04 2011
Adriana B.

That is a very good point i agree with what you are saying. Very good job.

21 04 2011
Danielle D.

How people can change, that is a good way to think about it. I also thought it was about love what you lose, and lose what you love. That is a circle, that goes on and on for him.

20 04 2011
Joselin V

well i think it about how the author but in reality i think its the author way of thing that he did in his life or that he dreamed to tell his story if im wrong it could be some one in the authors live who was very important to him that he loved or some thing .

20 04 2011
Jose Q

I think the little prince is reeally about a guy who helps peope understand life. How foolish people could be. He makes you really know what life is about. Being a grown up means no imagination. He wants everyone to have good imagination. Just some people are weird but they show things in life. Like the king. He thinks he is control of stuff but he really isn’t. The kamo lighter is someone really comitted. People could be stuck into a cycle of things that happens. The little prince shows how people are weird. He tells you how some things or people are special. Life is a mix of all the people he meets. He mostly makes you understand what life really is.

21 04 2011
Jake R.

I think the same thing now. he does seem to talk to people that way and make them understand what there life is. That makes you understand your life like you said. It is weird but i think that is what this book is about.

21 04 2011
PETE SCHAEFFER

I really agree with that because it really shows what the author is trying to say to the readers

20 04 2011
christher.m.

the little prince was about a boy that lived on a planet. He lived with his flower. Next thing was he meet a fox that asked him cane you tame me. But before that happened the flower told him she was the only one of her kind. But when he went to earth there where a bunch more like 5000 more. Next he met a fox that asked can you tame me? The little prince said yes and they went on. After he was tamed the boy asked the snake take me back to witch I came please. Then without noticing the snake bit the little prince. He fell to the ground. He went home. (or back to witch he came from).

20 04 2011
Abbie B.

The little prince is about love. The whole story is about love. “One sees clearly with the heart anything essential is invisable to the eye.” You are only able to see love clearly with the heart because when you love someone you look with the heart not the eye, but when you look with the eye you only look at what is on the outside of someone. It is like the expression “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” it is the same as in real life. You never judge a person by the outside because what you look like dosen’t matter, its what is on the inside that matters. What matters comes from the heart not the body. In the little prince you learned how to tame someone. To tame someone is to form a close tie, form a bond, most importantly to love that person. You can not be tamed if you have never loved. “It is better to have loved and lost then to never have loved at all.” Some times you have to let your love go but even when they are gone some part of you or something that you never really thought about or cared about will make a big difference in your life because it will remind you of your loved one.

21 04 2011
Jessica S

That is a great idea ! I would have never of thought of that in the first place and the second is because it is true. I like the part when you said, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” That is a good comparison. The third reason is it is about love. The Little Prince didn’t want to leave the flower, but he did. That is what you said in different words. Nice thinking !

21 04 2011
Thaisha N

I’m with Jessica on this Abbie. You really put a lot of effort into this comment. It shows that you put a lot of detail into it.

21 04 2011
Sarah L

I do agree with you how the little does show love to people and I really do think that was a great idea.

22 04 2011
Martina K.

I honestly never would have thought this story was about love. I agree partially that its about love. But i mainly think this story was about imagination and your heart. I think there were a lot of other feelings in the book than just love. Like sadness. But i think the book is trying to tell you to look to the stars and just believe. And try to hang on to your creativity for as long as you can. Great answer though. 🙂 :O

21 04 2011
Maisie M.

To me the Little Prince means to always follow your heart and never forget your feelings and or loved ones. Like the flower how the Little Prince never forgot about her, even on Earth. He kept thinking and thinking about her when he was around the roses. So basically to me this story is kind of about love mostly, and happiness as the other theme. The flower to me could very closely represent a loved one, or maybe even family that he misses and didn’t want to leave for the war. But this story is kind of hard to process all at once. It could mean MILLIONS of different things, depending on what exactly it means to you. Something about this story that really stands out to me is that yeah they’re talking about baobabs, stars, flowers, asteroids, and a snake. But at the same time they aren’t talking about them at all. And this really gets me to think of how the author’s life might of been before and after his service in the war. Either way i will probably in all by means think that this story is about the author’s life and even who he is himself. Like his personality, or character traits.

21 04 2011
Thaisha N

Nice comment Maisie!!! I really think you described how the story ended very well with many detail on who the little prince really is and how he feels about himself at the end of the book.

21 04 2011
Danielle D.

I agree with the first sentence, I like that sentence a lot because I thought it was about love and loss. Now I think it’s a bit about following your heart a little bit.

21 04 2011
dominic f.

a lot of things changed the little prince like the flower he believed that he had the best flower in the world,well not anymore once he saw the roses in the garden he was dramatized like he didn’t think his flower anymore was special same with the volcanoes he had three of them that came up to his knee and one of the volcanoes were extinct but once he got on planet earth and he saw the huge volcano he was sad.

21 04 2011
Adriana B.

The little prince is about a life from a kids perspective. I think they are comparing on how adults would see things from what i kid could see in life. Foe example he leaned what the word tamed means to people like him. The word tamed mean to him means to bond with someone.The book is about a boy who travels to different planets and meets different people. What he owns on his planet his think its special then just any other. For example he has a flower that he protects because its the only one on his planet and to him its different then any other, but no one else sees whats so special about that flower but him. As he meets different people they all are teaching him a lesson about him or life.

21 04 2011
Danielle E

I think that the little prince is about how he wanted to change everyone and he just wanted to help and so then he would go around to the planets and meet these people and so then he would go around and ask these people questions and so he would find what he thought was ridiculous and what wasn’t ridiculous and he thought the lamplighter wasn’t ridiculous because he thought he was okay and no ridiculous and so when he met the business and so he would just buy planets because he was the one who thought of it first and so he went to the drunkard and he would drink to forget to be ashamed and so he would drink again and the little prince wanted to help him but he couldn’t help him about anything that he did and so then he went to the king and when he went to the king the king was someone who would tell something and it would say it but when it would do it anyways and so that is why they would be ridiculous an then there was geographer who would make maps but wouldn’t put them down on paper and so it was pointless to make the maps if they wouldn’t go in a book and he wouldn’t travel anywhere to make new maps to use. The flower was so important to him and he would take care of her .

21 04 2011
Thaisha N

The Little Prince is about a little boy who lives on this weird planet. He always watches the sunset and when it sets on one side then he’ll go on another side to watch it again and again and again. He meets many different creatures and people. For example he meets a drunkard who is ashamed of drinking so he drink even more because he is ashamed. Well when he meets a flower he understand that he isn’t an actual prince,and this means that he is growing up.He is becoming more mature. This is when he fell down onto the Earth.He gets bite by a snake and then he gets back to his planet safe and sound.

28 04 2011
SarahL

I agree that he was a boy that had a small planet but had something special in him that no other kid has that the poilt.

21 04 2011
bwhitt13

I think that the Little Prince is about the author and what he is going through in real life and how he puts it into the story is kind of hard to understand. If you relate the story to some of the stuff in real life then maybe it wont be as difficult to understand. I think that the Little P

21 04 2011
trevor

I think the Little Prince is about how the author crashed in the desert, he thought about how he might not make it home so he wrote story saying how he missed is family. Also how he misses everyone he knew. It could also mean when he crashed and he told a little story why he left, and how he survived being in the desert for 8 days. That’s what I thought the story was about, and I think it was a reeeeeeeaaaaaaaaally good book.

21 04 2011
Ricky M

I think that the little prince is about how your going to have to grow up sooner or later cause at a sertain age you will be an adult.so you can still be a kid but try to start doing grown up stuff.also starting to realize that you are growing up and not a kid.so don’t act like a kid and don’t to foolish thing. also i think that it is about that it doesn’t matter what people think just do what your suppose to be doing.like when the grown ups thought that the snake was a hat. but it was really a snake eating an elephant. so just do what you think you should do.and start to not act like a kid anymore.act like a mature adult or a safisticated adult. also see with your heart not with your eyes. so trust your heart.

21 04 2011
Danielle D.

Question:: If The Little Prince is about all those things, but isn’t about any of those things… What is The Little Prince about?

Answer:: The Little Prince is about many other things. The Flower, and the fox… They really weren’t a flower and fox. The flowers really weren’t flowers. The vain man wasn’t on another planet. The Little Prince was maybe a guardian angel, not some weird kid. The flower was probably the Little Prince’s best friend or crush or someone he really was responsible for, not a flower. Even when he found so many other flowers, he knew she was special, but the other flowers were probably people OTHER people cared about. But all in all, The Little Prince is about, in my opinion, a guardian angel who came to protect the pilot in a life or death situation. Before he was there, he went through his flower, a person who he really loved, or I should say, tamed. Then he went to the king. He really wasn’t powerful, then so on he met many. He learned love and loss along the way and that he really shouldn’t have left his flower, with only four thorns to protect herself. He gained many friends and went to earth on a mission to help the pilot, who quickly became his friend. He knew he had to go back to his “flower”, so he got bitten by the snake and went back to his flower, and was reunited with his volcanoes, and most importantly, his flower.

21 04 2011
Maegan G.

I think “The Little Prince” is a bout life and growing up. The characters to me were examples of what most adults are like. I also think the author wants you to know not to grow up too fast, you’ll miss all of the fun. You’ll lose imagination and creativity. You only have one shot to be a kid, if you miss it it’s all gone , no more chances. The Little Prince could represent many things, he could be a guardian angel, a regular child, or just an adult that doesn’t believe in growing up! It basically all depends on what you believe in.

21 04 2011
Hailey A.

I love the way you put that. Did you ever think of the characters being emotions or feelings that mabe the author had. Other wise I thought it was a great response!!!!!

28 04 2011
Maegan G.

Yes actually I did! The author maybe pointing out the things in his life or what he saw in reality, well I guess we’ll never know! I think its interesting we don’t know though, because i thought it was mainly written for people to have their own opinions possibly.

21 04 2011
PETE SCHAEFFER

I think the little prince is about how to make people be happy.Because if you are not happy and just miserable it’s no fun.That it basicly the moral of the story.The pilot really sees what a child can see.He sees what is really true to the world.And all things imaginable can one day happen.That’s what i think the little prince is trying to get across to people,to be happy.

21 04 2011
Lindsay F.

i think that the little prince is about the big things in life don’t even care about them. because the small things in life are what matter. kind of like how parents care all about work. work this work that work work work. for they don’t realize the little things in life. people don’t take time and really think about what is so important to them.

like in the little prince that little flower was his whole world. nothing else was. but people today don’t really realize that they don’t care about that little flower in there life there care about the big things in life

that’s what i think the little price mean. so since we are all still kids i think even when we are 85 and old we should still think of our little flower all the way up there no matter what it my be or if it ever changes. DON”T FORGET ABOUT YOUR FLOWER!!!!!!!

21 04 2011
Jes B.

Lindsay I love the explanation when we do grow up all we think about are the larger things but little things matter too. Like the Littlew Prince’s flower it WAS everything for him and it was a small thing so not only should we NOT FORGET OUR FLOWERS but also THINK OF THE SMALL THINGS ALSO!

21 04 2011
bree s.

i think that the little prince was really trying to teach people a lesson.by this i mean that the little prince was trying to tell people not to grow up and be like stupid like the vain man,drunkard, and all the other people who waste their time on stupid and pointless thing. i also think that the little prince was showing that you don’t have to grow up in to different ways.you have to grow up and go through those ways of life. but you don’t have only care about that. you can be an adult and not act like one.you can what ever person you want to be with out growing up get in your way. you can also put it in a way that sometimes meeting strange people can change your life forever. even if you meet someone that is not strange they might mean something to you and you might no even know that until that person is gone. kind of like when the little prince was gone the pilot was really upset and missed him a lot!

21 04 2011
NicoleK

This story is kind of hard for me to truly figure out . Maybe it was saying that the author was going to miss everyone when he went to the military especially the flower. The flower might have been a friend or a family member to the author . The little prince might have represented ,maybe a guardian angel. But the real thing the author is saying is don’t grow up . & stay a kid for as long as you can.

21 04 2011
Tori H

To me The Little Prince is about how people are seeing things more clearly than others and in many different ways. Like how parents see things in a different perspective than we do. That’s because we have a better imagination than most grown ups do. I also think that the book is about people from the other planets being to grown up and not childish. Like how many of the characters the Little Prince met were to busy at work to see the world around them. For example the Drunkard was to busy drinking because he was sad about drinking. He was stuck in a circle of doing something and couldn’t get out of it. Another example would be how the King really didn’t have control over anything. He would tell stuff to things and people that were already happening or going to happen. That is what I think the Little Prince is about.

21 04 2011
Hailey A.

I agree with you and I love the way you worded that. Did you ever think that the people on the planets didn’t actually represent parents the represented somthing else then what they really were? For example the drunkard might be somthing that the author can’t get over not just drinking. Otherwise I thought your post was very well written

28 04 2011
Maegan G.

Hailey I agree with your observation! Now you have me thinking about how it can represent not just drinking but basically anything! I totally see it from a whole different point of view now! Thanks.

22 04 2011
Danielle D

Yeah, I agree with the see things clearly part. That’s a great way to put it. I’ve actually figured out, adults are how he makes them out to be. I was talking to my mother and then she said one thing, and then went against it and I said adults make no sense… she agreed. So I think she knows that some people can be blind to some things.

21 04 2011
bwhitt13

I think that the Little Prince is about the author and what he was going through in real life and how he puts his story into the book is kind of hard to understand. If you relate the story to some of the stuff in real life then maybe it wont be as difficult to understand. I think that the Little Prince is the author. I think that because some of the things that the Little Prince loves and things that he thinks are special might symbolize something in the authors life. For example, the flower might symbolize his wife or his mom maybe even his animal, you never know! That’s the best thing about the story you can say anything about the Little Prince and it could be the right answer because the author didn’t live long enough to tell and I’m not saying that him dieing was a good thing because it’s sad, but if he lived longer then he would of actually told what the story means and if he did then we wouldn’t have all theses great ideas. The Little Prince was a good story and i might even read the Little Prince 2.

21 04 2011
Ariana.M

I think the little prince is about a confused little boy who is going through life wondering why grown up’s are always so confusing. My opion is that he is talking about his own life in a way i think he is thinking about when he was in the war and he was forced to leave his house and fight i think he missed his wife or family member or who ever the flower represents. In the story the little prince told the snake to bit him so he could go back to where he really wanted to be on his planet with his flower.When it explained how the snake bit him in the ankle and he fell to the ground,i thought maby that was really about a time in his life where he was happy to go home no matter what way it was through death or just through leaving a place where he was to be some where eles.

21 04 2011
Sarah L

The little prince is a boy that all ways look up to the bright things other then the bad things in life.But by living his planet he saw people that made him feel sad and think that grown ups are weird.When he gos’ to earth he see that he starts to charge a little until he met the fox that made the little prince feel that their is something special to him then the others.So I really do think that the little prince is a boy that has something good in life that no one can see with their eyes but the little prince see with his heart how special that someone or something to him.

21 04 2011
Monica G

To me this book mean alot of things. The main thing I think the author is trying to us is try to stay a kid as long as possible. Being a kid is having a creative mind and knowing whats important in life. If your a kid you dont worry about stuff and jobs. All you should worry about is if your family’s ok and that your flower is ok. To you your flower is someone that is special to you or something that is special to you. The author tells me this by making the little prince want you to see how much pointless stuff grown ups do. They only think about how much stuff they have when they should be worry about more important stuff. They should be doing stuff worth there while.

21 04 2011
JB B

The story was about the Little Prince’s flower and how he loved him and cared for him but at the same time it was like something else. Its about how everyone in the world has a flower and care about them and love them and also for hem to be special to you. If you have a flower no one can see in them what you do they can only see into their flower.

21 04 2011
Amani M

The Little Prince requires a lot of thinking to understand but this is what i think it’s truly about. Throughout this book, i have learned a series of lessons and have gotten some new light on things i wouldn’t have thought about before.

For example, The Little Prince has thought of every grown-up he’s met as strange because they are so busy and don’t have an imagination anymore. The more the Little Prince wanders in the story, meeting all the characters gets the reader thinking about how it’s like being a kid and to not be so stressed out over things. Antoine De-Saint Exupery was probably trying to not grow up as he got older but he realized he could not so he wrote the Little Prince to remind older people that they should not be so mad and angry about things and just live life up.

That’s what i think this book is about.

21 04 2011
Alexa A

Honestly I think that the little prince is about whats important in life. I think this because I know and you know that this story isn’t just about some goofy kid from another planet. And I think this because that conversation that the little prince and the narrator guy had really convinced me that this story means a lot more.
But I do think that this story is also about that why you shouldn’t grow up to fast. And how you should slow down and try to make friends. Because hey they might teach you something you will never forget. I thought about this because kids see things differently than kids and that’s what the first page of the story was talking about. Also because kids see stuff more with their hearts than with their eyes. I know it’s kind of referring back to the last question. But I thinks it’s the truth and that we shouldn’t grow up to quick because we might miss out on what’s important to. And that we should take our time because growing up to fast could mean missing out on important stuff

21 04 2011
Jes B.

Wow Alexa that is an awesome way to think about it! I wound have never thought of it this way. We really should enjoy being kids when we are before all the responsibilities of being an adult are poured on us.

28 04 2011
Maegan G.

Alexa! That was a great way of wording what I couldn’t say! You totally make a huge point!

21 04 2011
Caitlyn M

I think that the Little Prince was about how this little boy is tiring to teach people how Grown-ups think differently from the children. Also by how that quote”One sees clearly with the heart anything essential is invisible to the eye” comes in that is all about how the children are different from the grown- ups. But the thing is that the people that are the flower, snake, pilot, and etc are not really the flower,snake, the pilot, and so on. They are real things or maybe even people. So that is what I think the little prince was about.

21 04 2011
luesz

I think the story Little Prince is about the auther’s life.Like when his plane had crassed in the Sera Deastert he went a while without water he was gitting thirty that mabey just mabey his mind was playing tricks on him because the mind is tricky like that but maybe just maybe he met a friend like Little Prince when he in the S

21 04 2011
Avantay B

To me the little prince is a about a boy who needs to find love. What he loves is a beauty rose that on his planted guard by a glass wall. But he does not feel it until his on earth. You can only see what is in your heart every thing us is forget able. And when he figure it out he new it was his rose. He realize he will lose his life for his rose but he didn’t the snake took him back to his planted so he can be with his rose for along time. Remember it not really a rose it some one you love.

21 04 2011
McKenna W

I think The Little Prince was about a pilot and his guardian angel. I think this because we all know the person who wrote this was stuck in the desert for eight days, we also know that the person in the book was trapped in the desert. It is almost impossible for someone to survive in the desert for that long, something must be keeping him alive. I think that the pilot believed his guardian angel was watching over him and thats how he survived. In the book it said The Little Price led the pilot to a water well, but the Sahara Desert is very big and it would be very hard for someone to just go and find a water well in that big of an open area.

21 04 2011
Jenna L.

Have you ever thought that maybe it wasnt just a way of saying goodbye for the little prince to die in the end… It could be indicating an end to something important or the finale step in seeing your life and being able to change your mind on a few things that you never really thought about looking back on. It is possible that the little prince is about the narrator reflecting on his own life and seeing the choices he made wernt the best. So he changed his point of view maybe numberous amounts of times! Like the people on the other planets were different stages in the pilots life and he wants to become more optomistic!?

22 04 2011
Martina K.

The Little Prince was a very confusing story to understand. But in the end I found myself thinking about that one count, One sees clearly with the eyes, anything essential is invisible to the eyes. Basically that’s what I think The Little Prince is about.
When you look at things with your heart, you’re able to see things clearly. When you look at things with your eyes, you can’t see as clearly. When you look at things with your heart you see much more. For example when the author looked up at the stars with his eyes, all he saw was the stars shining back at him. When he looked back up with his heart, the stars reminded him of the Little Prince’s laugh.
Another time, in the beginning of the book, the author drew a picture of a boa constrictor. He showed it to the adults and they saw a shape that looked somewhat like a snake, because they looked at it with their eyes. When the Little Prince looked at it, he saw an awesome boa constrictor, because he looked at it with his heart. I think when he looked at it with his heart, he believed it looked great and that was good enough, although he knew he wasn’t an artist. He just used his imagination.
As you become older though, I think your imagination fades, and that’s because you become more serious about everything and every detail is important to you. So your mind only sees things with its eyes for the now
on and it becomes very difficult to use your imagination. You stop
believing. In this book I think the Little Prince is what made you use your
imagination. So maybe in life there’s someone out there who makes you
have to use your imagination. Like little kids.
I think that’s what the Little Prince is about. Mainly imagination and to never let go of it. Try to look the stars and just believe.

28 04 2011
Gabby L

The Little Prince was about life from a kids perspective .This book is also about,maybe of the author’s life, and wanted he to explain how people would not understand what he thinks.The book could be about maybe the author had guardian angle of how it would a little bit protect him.Little Prince gave a lot of information of how the Little Prince was always talking about how adults didn’t understand him.

13 05 2011
Ariana.M

Q= baobabs, a flower, a sheep, a king, a fox, a pilot, and a snake. We also realized that the story is not about boys, planets, volcanoes (extinct or not), trees with funny sounding names, flowers, sheep, kings, foxes, any sort of airplanes, or snakes.

If The Little Prince is about all those things, but isn’t about any of those things… What is The Little Prince about?

A=The story the little prince is about all of those things yes but it really isent it is about something eles witch at the look of that sentence yes makes apsolotly know sence but it is the truth in the story it talkes about these thing but i think that it is really about people or family of the little prince that he has meet on his jorny or his past or mabye even old friends of his but he is not talking about the things that he is talking about. Basicly he used really good syombolism, he hid the real charectors or what they were trying to say th show you that mabye not every thing is always how it seams.

14 06 2011
Emz

I loved this book and yes mr Curtis I am still posting. the little prince is about a man or so to speak a boy who is from another area or planet. This man/boy goes and meets the really him or a man and helps that person become the real him. This book explains how a person finds himself. The real him. I loved doing this and I hope you do this next year. If any fifth graders read this next year please know this class is not boring. This was and still will be my favorit class. Please post good responses to the site and other students. Mr curtis I can’t wait for tap and drama. Sincerely
Emily Zackavec

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