The pilot


The childish pilot

The pilot is the narrator of the novella The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Through his descriptions, the reader gets to know the little prince. He crashes in the desert. It becomes apparent early on that the pilot has a certain dislike for grown-ups. He tells of his childhood, when he felt forced to give up his dreams because of the grown-ups and become a pilot instead of a painter. 

At the age of six, the pilot was fascinated by an illustration in a book and wanted to redraw it. It was a snake that devoured a wild animal. He drew a giant snake that had eaten an elephant and asked the grown-ups if they were afraid of it, but they thought he had drawn an ordinary hat . Discouraged by the grown-ups' lack of imagination, the narrator gave up a "magnificent career" (0%) as a painter after only two drawings. Instead, the narrat...

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