Wednesday, April 07, 2004

They found it! One of the biggest mysteries in aviation is finally solved. I've read The Little Prince in the original French in 1998, when I was in 8th grade. It's such a cute, little book with a nice message.

On : 4/8/2004 9:25:48 PM diego (www) said:

i saw a story about that on the news yesterday. i've never read The Little Prince, but i've definitely heard about it. i never knew the author had died during the War.

On : 4/9/2004 6:23:56 PM Will (www) said:

This book was the reason i failed freshman english. My interpretation was not on par with my professors, and i was not allowed to present a differing viewpoint.

If I recall correctly. I postulated that the flower was a negative image because it was not free to roam about like the travellers. Which was in direct confrontation to my professor's own theroy that the flower was the ultimate in happiness since it belonged somewhere/ had an undisputed home.

On : 4/9/2004 9:37:09 PM prettydoc (www) said:

Actually, Will your interpretation is the one that is mostly agreed upon by literary critics. The rose (the only female character) is trapped in her role as a seductress/mistress. She is also trapped on the prince's planet, and under glass to boot. The male prince is allowed to roam free and find himself, while the female rose must stay behind and keep house. She is not happy where she is and does not want to be left alone.