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Le Symbolisme du Serpent dans Le Petit Prince
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2012 (French)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

I have examined the symbolism of the snake in the popular french book The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The purpose with this study was to get a deeper understanding of the book by finding out what the snake represents. I have used a number of websites and several books to be able to cover the subject, which turned out to be immense. I started by finding out what kind of snake it corresponds to in reality, based on the images and informations given in the novel. I investigated the symbolism of the colour of the snake as well as the symbolism of snakes in different cultures, religions and civilizations. I also examined the fable genre, and the role of snakes in fables, since the novel belongs to this genre. The last part of my essay consists of an analysis of the author to find out why he chose a snake. My conclusion is that he chose the snake (a cobra) for its symbolic meaning of "renaissance" and that the colour is also important for the symbolism of this character.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 25 p.
Keyword [fr]
Le petit prince, symbolisme, serpent
National Category
Humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-17012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-17012DiVA: diva2:482328
Subject / course
French
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2012-04-30 Created: 2012-01-23 Last updated: 2012-04-30Bibliographically approved

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