Study Guide

The Little Prince Characters

By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince

The little prince is a wisp of a boy with curly golden hair and a laugh that sounds like a...

The Narrator

When you read this book, were you surprised to find out that it was narrated by an adult? We...

The Fox

Although he only has a cameo role, the fox is a super-duper important character in this book. He...

The Flower

The prince’s love for his flower causes him much pain and heartbreak. Let’s try to...

The Snake

Is it possible to come across any snake in literature and not think of that snake? You know, the...

The King

After he leaves his own planet, the little prince first lands up on the planet of the king. The...

The Conceited Man

The second planet the prince visits is inhabited by this character. Both allegorically and...

The Tippler

“Tippler” means “drunkard,” and he inhabits the third planet that the...

The Businessman

The businessman inhabits the fourth planet the prince visits. Like the king, he thinks he has...

The Lamplighter

Of all the people the prince meets—before the fox and the narrator, that is—the...

The Geographer

Here’s another grown-up who’s rather full of himself and obsessed with “matters...

The Railway Switchman

The prince meets this guy as he’s wandering around on Earth. While the switchman has a tiny...

The Merchant

The merchant sells things that are supposed to be efficient. In particular, he sells a pill that...