The Little Prince (book)
- Faux Symbolism: Okay, the Little Prince is Jesus. The Fox is a willing convert to faith (possibly St. Francis of Asissi, since he has a wolf totem, plus the fox is faithful and provides comic relief). The Snake is THE Serpent from the Garden of Eden. The Sheep in the box is an allegory - and Jesus talked in parables and metaphors, including one about a lost sheep, plus he was referred to as the Good Shepherd. The Rose is Saint-Exupéry's wife - or the good seeds from the parable. The baobab trees are the bad seeds that Jesus talked about in the same parable.
- Harsher in Hindsight: The book ends with the Prince disappearing after getting a possibly fatal snake bite. The author himself disappeared on a mission in World War II, with no conclusive proof about his fate. EVEN HARSHER taking into account the claim that the author was shot down in World War 2... by a German pilot who loved the book and shared that love with his children. He says he broke down crying.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: According to the author, it's a philosophical book under the disguise of a children's book. Then again, there's nothing saying that a philosophy book can't be for children.