The Little Prince - Chapter XXVII Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XXVII Summary

The pilot is home. It has been six years since his meeting with the little prince. He tells how well received he was upon his return home and how pleased everybody was to see him. He talks about the little prince and what he learned from him. He understands, now, how important it is to be able to look up at the stars and ask the question, did the sheep eat the flower, yes or no?

Chapter XXVII Analysis

The question of the flower is a metaphor for a sense of wonder. When one is capable of wondering, without having to necessarily know something, he is actually more free than one who is bound by a strong and inescapable need to have answers. It is a commentary, once again, on adult versus childlike behavior. The pilot realizes that the question of...

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