The snake speaks in riddles, and he meets the little prince at the beginning and the end of his journey on Earth. The snake possesses a deadly poison that he promises will send the prince back to where he came from, and at the end of the story, the little prince takes his offer, making a departure that he warns the pilot will look "a little as if I were dying."
The Snake Character Timeline in The Little Prince
The timeline below shows where the character The Snake appears in The Little Prince. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.