The Little Prince Part 2 - Enlightenment

  I have spent a lot of time trying to find evidence that the Little Prince is in fact divorced. Remember when he was talking to the snake? 

He was talking to it about how he wanted it to kill him, why?? 

Because his body (physically, not his soul) is too heavy to return to his planet. 

That is what made me think what if he is enlightened? 

Of course he is, because he is really smart. A lot of people have said a lot of things to him: 

Narrator. How can he say that it doesn't matter if a little bird eats his rose?? 

Little Prince: He knows what he is doing and why he is on earth. He learns a lot of new things along the way e.g. How to see with his heart how some people are too grown up and don't see how beautiful the world really is. 

Planet B612: People just made that up. It's a made-up planet. Adults like numbers. 

Rose: It is the prince's and he likes it very much, although he doesn't know exactly why. And she likes him, although she is often rude to the prince (brutally honest). 

The King: He tells him that the hardest person to judge is himself. And that you can't ask or expect someone to do something they can't do. 

The pretender: He would like everyone to praise him, but the little prince doesn't like it. You only praise people you know and like, not everyone. But the pretentious one would like everyone to praise him. 

Drunkard: He is ashamed of his drinking. He keeps doing it to forget that he is ashamed of drinking. If he would only stop drinking he would notice that he has more of life. Why do people drink alcohol? To forget, but they only forget for the time when we are sober and the problems never go away until we face them. 

Trader: He forgets his personality. He counts stars all day and sells them to have more and be rich. But what good is money if he has nowhere to put it. People buy ready-made objects from traders. But, since no one sells friends, people are without them. 

The Lighthouse Keeper: He is the one the little prince likes best and really respects. Because he is dedicated to his job, even though he has to turn the light on and off every minute because of the rapidly spinning planet, even though he has no time to rest because of it. The little prince wanted to stay on this planet, but he was too small for both of them.

Geographer: He is looking at a geographer's map. He needs explorers, but there are none, so he is happy when the little prince comes and tells him about his planet, which he describes to him. He tells him to visit earth. 

The snake: It is the first creature the prince meets on Earth, but it also sends him back to his planet. He speaks in riddles because he thinks he can solve them. He also shows his sublimity by brandishing poison, which can also be seen as an attribute of a guaranteed death. Hence the proof that the little prince is enlightened. 

The Fox: She tells him why she has such a relationship with the rose and that he is responsible for her because she has domesticated him. The fox also tells him that the word domesticate means to weave a bond. She also teaches him how to domesticate someone and how this changes the lives of two individuals. Because you become attached to someone and you need them. The fox also teaches the little prince how to look at himself with his heart and why his rose is so special and that there really is no one like it in the whole universe. And that whoever wants to see must look with the heart. The essence is invisible to the eye (the emptiness we reach when we attain nirvana (the ultimate state of enlightenment)). And that love requires responsibility. 


The stars: they represent navigation to the pilot, but after meeting the prince they represent a new meaning to him, since the prince lives on one of them.

They also symbolise mystical infinity, but at the same time also the writer's loneliness.

The desert: it is the setting. It usually means something dry, empty, and here it also symbolises the writer's thoughts. With the help of the little prince, his thoughts expand. Together they find water.

Water: at the end of the story, it symbolises spiritual perfection. The writer's joy at the water can also mean that he was spiritually thirsty.

Train: appears in Chapter XXII. It is like an illusory solution for people, because they are never satisfied with the place where they are. Only children on trains know that the journey is more important than the final destination.

That is exactly how spiritual perfection is enlightenment! 

It was not all I wanted to say, but I have said it all above. I have said what I myself have learned about certain characters and planets in The Little Prince. And I added the threads that are important to me. 

I know it's a very very long post but believe me I like it that way! Because all this is really very important in The Little Prince.