The writing of foxes and the little prince

The image of the Fox. It has long been a fairy tale Fox (not a fox!) Is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge of life. Conversations of the Little Prince with this wise animal become a kind of culmination in the story, for in them the hero finally finds what he was looking for. Returned to him were the clarity and purity of consciousness. The fox reveals the life of the human heart to the kid, teaches the rituals of love and friendship, which people have long forgotten and therefore lost friends and lost the ability to love. It is not for nothing that the flower speaks of people: “They are carried by the wind”. A switchman in a conversation with the main character, answering the question: where are people hurrying? He notes: “Then the machinist himself does not know this.” This allegory can be interpreted as follows. People forgot how to look at the stars at night, to admire the beauty of sunsets, to enjoy the fragrance of Rosa. They obeyed the vanity of earthly life, forgetting about “simple truths”: about the joy of communication, friendship, love and human happiness: “If you love a flower – the only one that no longer exists on one of the many millionth stars – it’s pretty: look at the sky and feel happy.” And the author is very bitter to say that people do not see this and turn their lives into a meaningless existence. Fox says that the prince is only one of the thousands of other little...

boys for him, just as he is just an ordinary fox for the prince, which is hundreds of thousands. “But if you tame me, we’ll need each other, you’ll be the only one in the whole world for me, and I’ll be one for you in the whole world… if you tame me, my life will be lit up like a sun. among thousands of others… “The Fox reveals to the Little Prince the secret of domestication:
As for the Fox disputes about the prototypes and options for translation were many. Here is what the translator Nora Gal wrote in the article “Under the Star of Saint-Ex”: “When the Little Prince” was published for the first time, a heated argument was published in the editorial office: Is the Fox in a fairy tale, or Fox – again a feminine gender or a male one? believed that the fox in the tale is Rosa’s rival, there is no more talk about the word, not the phrase, but the understanding of the whole image, even more, to a certain extent, of understanding the whole tale: its intonation, coloring, deep inner meaning changed from this “trifle.” And I am convinced: a biographical note on the role of women in the life of Saint-Exupery to understand It does not help and does not concern the business, I’m not saying that in French le renard is of a masculine gender. The main thing is that in a fairy tale Fox is first and foremost a friend. Rosa is love, Fox is friendship,


The writing of foxes and the little prince