From the eyes of youth: A look at ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPÉRY's THe Little Prince 

"All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it." ~ Antoine de Saint Exupéry                                                       Although The Little Prince did not contain an epigraph, this quote written by Exupéry signifies the focus on youth and loss of thought as men get older. This idea is not only recognizable in our present day life, but continuously prevails throughout the classic novel.                                                                                                                                                     Docent M. Showalter

Selected Epigraph No. 2 "The duty of youth is to challenge corruption." ~Kurt Cobain The Little Prince revolves around the innocence and joy of being young and the corruption of adults as they age so I feel that this quote would be a great epigraph for the beginning of the story. This work of street art is also reminiscent of the same ideas.
The universal theme revolves around self-awareness, innocence and youth as described by the words and actions of the Little Prince. This work of art seems to show the joy of youth by using many bright colors and symbols.
Part of the setting takes place in an empty desert where the Prince and narrator meet, along with the sighting of the boa constrictor and untamed fox. This piece by Fuku Akino shows a desert similar to that in the novel.
The second part of the setting revolves around space, as the Little Prince travels to different planets in order to meet many people. This art entitled "Space" could very well be created by a young child, incorporating another part of the story into it as well. (The time setting is not mentioned in the book)
One of the most important conflicts in the story is between the Little Prince and his rose when he soon realizes that he should not have left her alone on his planet. He becomes worrisome over his lone flower that is represented in this painting.
Later on in the story the Little Prince asks the Narrator to draw him a muzzle for his sheep, that way he will not eat his precious rose. Franz Marc captures this colorful sheep in his work of art to the left.
"Perhaps I am a little like the grown-ups. I have had to grow old." To view more about the characteristics of the main protagonist, click on the link to this mandala. https://drive.google.com/a/ccpsnet.net/file/d/0B6fGGlAzuSaNTE9uZmtXR3R5Rkk/view?usp=sharing
This photo represents the protagonist, the Little Prince. Click on this link to view a journal entry from a day in the life of the Little Prince! https://docs.google.com/a/ccpsnet.net/document/d/1rvAW-L8RREbrDL22BywNmXgvtfIfP5YSCmN3FE9ChJg/edit?usp=drive_web
Spoiler alert! The Little Prince eventually leaves the narrator to go back to his original planet, leaving his body behind on Earth. This artwork shows the tone of the narrator who was very sad to see his friend leave.
Before leaving his empty body on Earth, the Little Prince tells the narrator to always look up to the stars when he is sad because the Little Prince will always be among them. Starry Night by Van Gogh resembles the stars that the Little Prince is now living in.
Text to Text Connection: To Kill a Mockingbird and The Little Prince both embrace the joy and inocence of youth, while criticizing the lack of thought in adults. They tie the story together by saying adults were children once too. Pictured is the actor who plays Atticus Finch in the TKAM movie.
The tone throughout Exupery's writing is very questioning and cynical as he is criticizing the lack of selflessness and thought in adults. This street art captures the solemn and cynical tone as it shows a man's face growing more solemn and sad as he ages.
Here's a photograph of the author, Antoine De Saint Exupery.
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