The Little Prince


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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The Merchant Character Analysis

The little prince also meets a merchant on Earth. The merchant claims to sell a pill that can quench a person's thirst, saving fifty-three minutes each day. The little prince defiantly responds that he would use the extra fifty-three minutes to walk at his leisure towards a cool spring of water.
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The Merchant Character Timeline in The Little Prince

The timeline below shows where the character The Merchant appears in The Little Prince. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 23
The True and the Essential Theme Icon
Exploration vs. Narrowmindedness Theme Icon
Childhood vs. Adulthood Theme Icon
The little prince next meets a merchant who claims to sell a pill that will quench thirst, thereby saving fifty-three minutes a... (full context)