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 Quotes in The Little Prince
The The Little Prince quotes below are all either spoken by The Snake or refer to The Snake. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Harcourt Brace & Company edition of The Little Prince published in 291970.).
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.