Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Writing Styles in The Little Prince

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Point of View

The Little Prince is told in the first person point of view. The author knows only what his character, the pilot, has experienced first-hand and what the little prince has told him. At times the author speaks of his encounters with the little prince. At other times he tells of events that happened to him separately. At others, he narrates an inner dialogue, but in each case, he is telling the story from the first person viewpoint.

When the story begins, the author (the pilot) tells us about his life before he became a pilot. He explains the reaction he inspired in adults with his drawings. While he cannot know the real thoughts and feelings behind the actions of those he refers to, he is able to provide insight into the characters he describes by quoting them. He also makes a few of his own comments...

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