Setting

In the novella The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry the physical setting is clearly named, and the places have a symbolic character. The symbols help establish a more complex interpretation to the novella. 

The home planet of the little prince

The little prince begins his journey on his home planet, the asteroid B 612. Here he lives together with his three volcanoes, two of which are active and one inactive, his rose, and the shoots of the baobabs, which he has to uproot regularly. Good and evil things grow and flourish on the planet.

The little prince's planet is not particularly large. In response to the pilot's fear that the sheep he drew for the little prince might run away, the little prince replies wistfully, "Straight ahead of him, nobody can go very far ..." (10%) Another indication of the small size of the planet is the fact that when the little prince wants to see a sunset, all he has to do is move his armchair a bit.

The small planet symbolically represents the few experiences that the little prince has gathered until his departure. Over the course of the story, the little prince gets to know many new things and beings. He makes friends with the fox and the pilot and has many conversations with other people. He learns about life and the universe. He literally and metaphorically travels from his little planet to the world and expands his horizons.

The asteroids 325 - 330

After his departure, the little prince visits th...

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