The Little Prince


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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The Little Prince Symbols


Stars take on different meanings throughout the book—as the little prince says before his final departure, "All men have stars, but they are not the same things for different people." For explorers, the stars are… (read full symbol analysis)


Water represents spiritual nourishment and the joy that we can take in everyday moments. Water begins as a seemingly ordinary resource that we take for granted in our lives, but in the desert, it becomes… (read full symbol analysis)

Baobab Trees

Baobab trees are a dangerous menace in The Little Prince. They resemble rosebushes at first, but if they aren't carefully monitored, their roots may destroy a small planet like the little prince's. Symbolically… (read full symbol analysis)