The Little Prince, In Depth Character Analysis – The Fox

The Little Prince, In Depth Character Analysis – The Fox
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The fox is what it is all about!! If the fox's role in this novel is not fully understood, then the novel's not understood.

Although he only has a cameo role, the fox is an extremely important character in the novel. He teaches the prince lessons that the prince then teaches the narrator (and by extension us, the readers.)

The fox is the most important character who is not a main character. He teaches the prince (who teaches the narrator/pilot, who teaches the reader) the most important lessons of all, which give the prince 'permission' and desire to return home to his rose. Those meanings and messages are in this analysis.

All characters in this novel are rich and carry meaning and messages, but, the fox more than any other. This handout should be used after the novel and discussions as it has the "answers" about the fox's messages - but the teacher should read it well before chapter 21 (XXI), to guide conversations and student discussion.

Includes picture of the only fox native to the Sahara Desert, upon which the character illustrations are based.

This is not a worksheet, it informational. It is meant to guide discussion in the chapters after 20 (XX).

As always, if you purchase anything from me, I am happy to email you the same item as a Word document so you can individualize it to your classroom! Contact me and I am happy to email it to you after your purchase.
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