The Little Prince - Chapter VIII Summary & Analysis

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Chapter VIII Summary

The little prince tells the pilot of his beautiful flower: How he first saw her emerge from the ground and thought she might be a strange kind of baobab. He tells the pilot all about her slow and meticulous grooming prior to showing herself and complains of her excessive vanity. He also confesses that his own limitations made it difficult for him to respond to her appropriately. He admits to feeling a little guilty about having left her. He says he was simply too young to know how to love her.

Chapter VIII Analysis

The little prince's flower is symbolic of womankind. She is beautiful but hard to understand. She is moody too, but very easily assuaged with the right kind of attention. (Keep in mind this was written in 1943--stereotypes of women were the norm; therefore, this should not be...

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