A Brief Reading of the Fox’s Discourse in The Little Prince


  • Devjani Ray Department of English, Miranda House, University of Delhi




child, fox, rose, taming, ties


This essay briefly looks at how Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in his novella The Little Prince champions a transformation of the world through “establishing ties”. Here, the fox’s discourse on “taming” has been discussed to explore  Exupéry intentions. In this paper, we draw from Bakhtin’s concept of heteroglossia, which encapsulates the representation of multiple, distinct voices within a single text.  The discussion reveals that throughout the story Exupéry has attempted to expose the futility of the abstract accumulation of wealth and power and has offered in its stead a celebration of childlike wonder and a plea for a unified world founded upon the principles of loving solidarity.


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How to Cite

Ray, D. (2024). A Brief Reading of the Fox’s Discourse in The Little Prince. RESEARCH REVIEW International Journal of Multidisciplinary, 9(6), 224–231. https://doi.org/10.31305/rrijm.2024.v09.n06.028