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1. Why does the little prince
want to return home? Why isn’t his friendship with the pilot enough
to make him stay? Can the way he returns to the heavens be interpreted
as a suicide?
2. Discuss the themes of time
and death in The Little Prince. How does the prince
learn to appreciate the time he has with his loved ones better,
and how does it affect his relationships with them?
3. Why do some people see Drawing
Number One as a simple hat, while others think it represents an
elephant inside a boa constrictor? What is the meaning of these
4. Discuss the rose’s behavior.
Why doesn’t the rose tell the little prince that she loves him?
Why does he continue to love her?
5. Why is the fox so eager to
be tamed by the little prince? If he already knows how to tame himself,
why does he need someone else to do it for him?
6. Symbols and metaphors are
present throughout The Little Prince. Why do you
think Saint-Exupéry choose to tell this story in such figurative
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