The Little Prince Characters

The Little Prince Character List

The Aviator

The Aviator is the main character of the story. This is the narrator of the story and at the same time he is the voice of the author through the character. The Aviator is a little naive and had a great imagination when he was a child and that is why he so quickly and directly connects with the little prince. He represents a tamed loneliness and he is the ambassador of Reality. He is the main character of the story.

The Little Prince

The Little Prince is also a main protagonist of the story. He is the personification of the fantasy world in the story. He is the voice of children that conditions the adult world. He is a rebel solitude, joyful and naive face negativity. This is the theme of the work.

The Rose

It represents the femininity of women. She is very flirtatious and contradictory. It is thought to be the main topic of the Little Prince. She's really vulnerable.

The King - Asteroid B-325

In the book this monarch whom the Small Prince meets, claims that he reigns over everything and that his power is absolute. His only "subject" is in fact a rat, which he says he can hear when it is night. The King exercises his power on the sun by ordering it to sleep (go down) at bedtime (sunset). Not to lose face, this funny Royal person gives "reasonable" orders (" I order you to sit down "). A way as good as any other way to satisfy his thirst for power. The Little Prince is not fooled and sees only a strange grown-up in this monarch.

The Conceited - Asteroid B-326

Wearing a hat that is as showy as it is ridiculous, the conceited man considers himself as the most beautiful, the most intelligent of his tiny planet. The Little Prince reminds this vain person he is alone on his planet, but the conceited still wants to be admired, applauded. Faced with such vanity, the Little Prince remains perplexed: "Grown-ups are certainly very odd," he thought to himself.

The Drunkard -Asteroid B 327

He lives alone with his bottle and spends his time drinking to forget that he is ashamed of drinking. The Little Prince sees that this man is unhappy and wants to help. The drinker retreats into silence and sadness. The Little Prince is perplexed in the face of this grown-up who goes round in circles. This visit was very short but it plunged the little prince into deep dejection.

The Businessman - Asteroid B-328

This is a big busy man who does not even have time to light his cigarette. He spends his time counting the stars he says he owns. He set these numbers on a sheet and deposits it in the bank. The Little Prince tries to make him understand that he is wasting his life and that "to own something" it's about being useful to what we already have. The Little Prince then tells him about his rose, which he waters and protects. The businessman is left speechless. The Little Prince is once more disappointed with the grownups.

The Street Lamp Lighter - Asteroid B-329

The Little Prince is, at first, seduced by this character. His job is useful: he lights the lamps at sunset. But his planet turns more and more quickly, so he has to keep on switching his lamps off and on. "Those are the orders," says the lamplighter to the Little Prince, who, after all, respects the efforts of this grown up person. "He is the only one who does not seem ridiculous to me. This may be because he deals with something else than himself. "

The Geographer - Asteroid B 330

He is an old man who collects, in huge books, all the information from explorers who come to him. His planet is vast, but he does not know if there are rivers or mountains, because "the geographer is too important to wander." The geographer appears as someone who needs the story of others to know things while for the Little Prince, effort is required to know things. It is the geographer who sends the Little Prince on Earth saying it has a "good reputation".

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