Many studies of The Little Prince considered it to be not a childrens’ story, but a mature fairy tale as an alternative. Most of the other reviews parts analogous feelings that even though the water color artworks may create the book appear child-friendly, the perspective is excessively complicated for children. The Little Prince version is in its unpretentious attractiveness, in which the prince, the speaker and persons who read it would appear to in point of fact acquire lessons about existence and the manner the mature people’s field. It is true that measure of this understanding of one’s life involves perceiving a definite level of untruthfulness on the side of grown-ups, but the nature forays something as rather dissimilar from that of other versions. Readers would have this inclination to perceive that the main assessment of grown-ups in The Little Prince focuses more on their deficiency of curiosity at the nature’s small beauty than on tendencies to take it too seriously (SparkNotes Editors). On the other hand, Peter Pan is honestly one of the greatest pleasurable books one would ever read. It does not attempt to exalt children or afford them a kind of far-fetched innocence; there are even instances that it appeals them harsh at some ideas. It is correspondingly a very quotable literary work (Corrigan, 2014). The two literary pieces discuss in what way do the Little Prince and Peter Pan act as an agent or guide as Angel of Death.
The understanding of the internal devices of the thinking of a child and his irrational capacity in converting a grown-up reader into Peter Pan’s world bare some similarity as that of the ‘Little Prince’. ‘The lost boys’ who do desire to grow up is a tempting enticement that not ever once has stopped to amaze and astound any reader (Cellania, 2013). Both the stories have characters that portray innocence. The recovery of both the characters is associated or connected to the idea of the angel of death as both of them tried to avoid death itself. This notion challenges the readers about particular thoughts of having something that is not achievable in reality like the non-existence of death.
The two stories definitely share the matching feelings about this epitome of imaginary and absolutely excellent work. Moreover it deals significantly on the context of entering the inner thoughts of a child for grown-ups to be able to evade the inevitable loss of a loved one in the real world. Each of the account’s leading characters craves both for journey or search of the outside world and for meditation. It is in this way the encounter with the lost little prince in the desolate, remote desert that the companionless speaker of the story accomplishes a new consideration of the real world (SparkNotes Editors). The characters in the two stories seemingly displayed some intense desire to forget everything in their lives through travelling to some unknown places. By means of the combination of discovery the world and discovery their particular feelings, the storyteller of both the “Little Prince and Peter Pan to come to comprehend more evidently in their respective worlds and their dwellings in the world. The angel of death ids depicted in this concept as the same way with that of Peter Pan’s version, wherein children entertained the potentiality of escaping the reality by means of flying and somehow avoiding the pain or misery of life. Death is associated with misery and pain and so both undesirable feature are avoided by the two stories.
‘The Little Prince’ and ‘Peter Pan ‘impart that the accountability required by relations with others leads to a greater understanding and appreciation of one’s responsibilities to the world in general. The storyline of the prince and his rose is a tale that provides the readers with the essential lessons about the nature of genuine love. The prince’s adoration for his rose is the motivating power in the story line of the novel. The prince leaves his planet because of the rose; the rose permeates the prince’s discussions with the narrator; and eventually, the rose becomes the reason the prince wants to return to his planet (Cancel, 2013). The source of the prince’s love is his sense of responsibility toward his beloved rose. The Little Prince displays that what one provides to a different person is even more significant than whatever that other individual contributes in return. Moreover, each of the stories has its own manner of illustrating the barriers between the adults and children. The notion of “thoughtful matters” is highlighted numerous times in the story, and every stage, it emphasizes the variance between the urgencies of grown-ups and children. Grown-ups take things seriously specifically those concerns their basic needs in life. This notion is of the same issue that Peter Pan brought up in one of his arguments with the other character, ‘Wendy’.
The two stories obviously incline with children, signified by the little prince and the characters in Peter Pan, who all accept as true that thoughtful concerns are those of the imaginings(Corrigan, 2014). For the children in Peter Pan and little prince, the most thoughtful element of everything is accepting the realities of life. As both the stories move, the storytellers understand the significance of the young prince’s concern as well as that of the children in Peter Pan. The storyteller answers with kind-heartedness to the prince’s concern over the sheep from the start, situating his works aside and speeding to ease the prince’s worries. This fairy tale like literary piece somehow helps one to remember beautiful memories. It will make the reader entertain the possibility that each and every one need the little prince. When one is young, the little prince is very visible but nowadays almost everyone has lost this capacity. This book prompts readers of someone or something that made one happy from previous experiences (SparkNotes Editors). It associates to all types of relations in life and by what means people deal with them through by heart & mind.
This book’s sense is in its metaphors. Everyone can be completely admired and observed in means more than one. Its colorful designs may be one value but the deep knowledge it conveys is far from the comprehension of a child. On the other hand, Peter Pan is different on every conceivable level (Cellania, 2013). It is written maybe more for children than grown-ups, to fascinate to all those features of their nature that most of the mature people work so hard to disagree with. But basically, it’s just really about escaping the harsh realities and confrontations in life and death of someone dear is one of it. Even grown-ups are fascinated by the Little Prince and Peter Pan because both presents the Angel of Death philosophy and it is evidently about forgetting the harsh reality of life.
One of the best characteristics of children is that they are able to captivate and process details at quickness that adults would have difficulty in obtaining again. New wonders, new noises, new individuals, new feelings, and even new experiences will make one curious. Children are most susceptible to these things because adults are more focused on responsibilities. Creative thoughts become clouded with these responsibilities that the sense of openness just like that of a child is likely to be lost. Some researches and studies found out that young kids think and performed better than adults. It is attributes to the fact that these young kids are more open to new experiences or involvements (Konnikova, 2012). For adults to become better thinkers, they should consider how their minds are set to openness. It is matter of how a person looks at his or her world. If one does look at his or her world basing on a positive characteristic, then it is most probable that he or she would have desirable happenings in life.
The two stories entertain the possibility of evading undesirable happenings like the concept of death of a loved one. This notion connects to both Peter Pan and the Little Prince as they are related to the statement “Angel of Death”. It is because the two stories illustrated the concept of avoiding death itself. Adults or grown-ups accepts the inevitability of death unlike young children (SparkNotes Editors). Peter pan talked about not having to grow old and the Little Prince is about retaining beautiful memories. Although both accounts have been assumed as children’s stories, the concepts and ideas discussed require deeper understanding.
Several researches and studies have been conducted to evaluate and assess one’s thoughts and emotions. As a person matures, several matters and concerns arise and affects both the aspects of emotion and thoughts. Negative feelings and emotions will probably tend to lessen the true understanding, love and acceptance of the realities in life (Eurich, 2014). Mistakes are the mounting troubles of wisdom. In most cases, they just necessitate to be accepted, not excused. There will be an apparent change in one’s heart and mind that transpires when one goes from feeling upset and distressed to peace-loving and adoring, however, it’s not automatically forgiveness that is going on; it’s just the understanding that there was nobody no single thing to forgive and forget in the first place. Some people read or write stories to create a world that would make them feel accepted of which is like the central idea of the leading characters in the story as “Angels of Death”. Young children around the world must be aware that growing up in challenging times will assess their sense of self-assurance, so that they may drive forward courageously. It must be recognized that the coming generation must be equipped with the true sense passion and love so that if they fail somewhere along the way, they will just take it as a learning experience. The two stories are evidently not just meant for children as readers but correspondingly for grown-ups (Eurich, 2014). The ideas or concepts conveyed are simple reminders that we must not lose the child in each and every one. Life may bring undesirable associations and undertakings but one muster all efforts to overcome or face it directly and never in anyways escape from it.
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