The Little Prince - Chapter XXI Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XXI Summary

This is one of the longest chapters in this book. It is also one of the most profound. In it the little prince meets a fox who teaches him the lessons of love. He teaches the little prince that to take responsibility for someone or something creates a bond that lasts forever. "One only understands the thing one tames . . ., " he tells the prince. Then, he asks the little prince to tame him. He wants to form a bond with the prince so that the prince will not be just another human being, but a friend. The little prince hesitates because he hasn't much time to spare, but the fox convinces him to stay a while. Then the fox explains to the prince, exactly what taming is all about. They complete the taming process and become friends, but the little prince must...

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