The fox is what it is all about!!
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 message, but, the fox more than any other. This handout should be used after the novel and discussions as it has the "answers" - but the teacher should read it well ,before chapter XXI, to guide conversations and student discussion.
Includes picture of the only fox native to the Sahara Desert upon which the character is based.