Dream, as if you never wake up

Book Report of The Little Prince

It’s so short a story that you can finish it in a single afternoon; it’s so childish a story that is all about a little alien prince and his adventures; it’s so plain a story without conspiracies and revenges. But it is so well-liked a story all over the world: it has been translated into more than 180 languages and sold more than 80 million copies. It’s The Little Prince, written by a Frenchman named Saint-Exupéry.

The writer, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a French novelist and aviator, best-known for The Little Prince. Until the euro was introduced in 2002, his image and his drawing of the Little Prince appeared on France's 50-franc note. At the same time, he was a successful pilot. He served for the French Air Force on the outbreak of World War Ⅱ. After finishing The Little Prince he joined the Free French Force.
His remarkable novel The Little Prince was adapted from his earlier aviation experience in the Saharan desert. It was written after his moving to America because of the armistice with Germany. By the way, in this book the illustrations were all drawn by himself.

The Little Prince is a story told by a pilot.
When the pilot was a child, he found he can’t get himself understood by the adults. But he maintained his innocence in the inner heart. So he lived his life alone, without anyone that he can really talk to, until he had an accident with his plane in the Desert of Sahara, six years ago. And the narration began.
When the pilot tried to get his plane started, alone in the desert, the little prince came to him, asking him to draw him a sheep. This mysterious little prince came from a tiny planet, had traveled a lot in the outer space and finally arrived at the earth.
The little prince set out his journey because of his rose. The rose accompanied him on his tiny planet, but her conceit and childishness confused him. But when he wandered in the space, he thought of her every now and then.
On the first planet the little prince visited inhabited a king. To the king, all the men should be subjected to him. So he recognized the little prince as his subject. But in fact, the king had a throne but no subjects.
On the second planet inhabited a conceited man. To the conceited man, all other men should be his admirers. So he thought the little prince as one of his admirers. He cannot hear others’ opinions but praise.
On the third planet inhabited a tippler. The tippler drank a lot to forget that he was ashamed for drinking. The intoxication and shame are circulating without an end.
The Little Prince’s journey went on and finally he came to the earth. When he arrived at Earth, the first one he met was a snake. The snake was mysterious and he told the Little Prince to turn to him when in homesick.
The travel on Earth was different because it’s a quite large planet. The Little Prince visited a lot of interesting or strange place. One day he came to a rose garden. He found there were thousands of roses and he missed his own planet and rose. When he was weeping, there came a fox.
The fox was fond of the Little Prince, so he taught the Little Prince to tame himself, although he knew that the Little Prince would leave and leave him sad. The Little Prince acquired a lot from that tameness: the patience, the happiness, the true love, and the essentials.
Soon after then, the Little Prince met the pilot. When they accompany each other in the dessert, he passed his experience and acquirement to the pilot by telling him his story. When they fixed the plane, the Little Prince decided to go home.
It was the snack who helped the Little Prince go home. The pilot also returned with his lovely and sorrowful memory of the Little Prince who laughed, who had golden hair and who refused to answer questions.

There is a sentence in The Little Prince that I have chewed for several years: it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
The Little Prince is a story book. The narrator is the pilot. The protagonist is the Little Prince. But the character that strikes me is the fox.
It is the fox who taught the Little Prince how to love a friend, how to treat his own emotions, how to be patient, and how the tameness made they became unique to each other. He liked the Little Prince. So he chose to be tamed according to his own willingness, while he was left behind and cried for his beloved friend.
The sentence I quoted above was the fox’s secret, and along with it was a couple of sentences that he used as a farewell to the Little Prince. The sentences are also a kind-heated reminder of the Little Prince’s responsibility, of his rose.
“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
“You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”
“You are responsible for your rose…”
The Little prince had returned to his own planet where there’s a rose waiting for him. However, the fox was left on Earth missing his friend, the one who tamed him.
Because the fox loves a Little Prince that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night: all the stars can laugh just like his beloved friend did.
It’s so sweet and sentimental a dream to the fox. So please dream, as if you never wake up.


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