The Little Prince Setting & Symbolism

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The Galaxy

This is the background for the little prince's journey. He moves from one small plant to another, meeting a variety of characters. Each of the characters he meets inhabits a small planet of his own. The characteristics of each inhabitant are what distinguish one small planet from the other. They are described, individually, in the Character section.

The Planet Earth

The little prince learns of planet Earth from the geographer. When the prince asks him what planet he should visit next, the geographer advises him to visit Earth. "It has a good reputation," he tells the little prince.

The Sahara Desert

It is in this desolate stretch of Africa, largely unpopulated and mysterious, that the pilot meets the little prince. It is also here that the prince landed one year prior to meeting the pilot. And it is here that the prince reconnects with the snake...

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