The Little Prince

The Geographer Character Analysis

The geographer is the last man the little prince meets before he ventures to Earth. The geographer is a scholarly grownup who spends his life waiting for explorers to venture to his planet so that he may fill his books. He teaches the little prince the meaning of the word "ephemeral," causing the little prince to miss his rose, who he fears is in danger of speedy disappearance.

The Geographer Quotes in The Little Prince

The The Little Prince quotes below are all either spoken by The Geographer or refer to The Geographer. 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:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Harcourt Brace & Company edition of The Little Prince published in 291970.
Chapter 15 Quotes

"Exactly," the geographer said. "But I am not an explorer. I haven't a single explorer on my planet. It is not the geographer who goes out to count the towns, the rivers, the mountains, the seas, the oceans, and the deserts. The geographer is much too important to go loafing about. He does not leave his desk. But he receives the explorers in his study…"

Related Characters: The Geographer (speaker)
Page Number: 63-64
Explanation and Analysis:

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The Geographer Character Timeline in The Little Prince

The timeline below shows where the character The Geographer appears in The Little Prince. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 15
Exploration vs. Narrowmindedness Theme Icon
Childhood vs. Adulthood Theme Icon
The little prince then arrives on a much larger planet with a geographer , who is eager to talk to an explorer. He tells the little prince that... (full context)
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The True and the Essential Theme Icon
The geographer then takes an interest in the little prince, asking him about his planet. The little... (full context)