The Journey for Inner and Outter Desire. Refers to "The Little Prince", by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "Siddhartha", by Herman Hesse and "The Monkey God"

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Have you ever realize that there is something incomplete in your life, both on the outside and from within? Whatever that may be, you have something in common with the main character from each of these works: The Little Prince, Siddhartha, and The Monkey God. All three works are about someone sensing something is missing and thus sets forth on a 'journey' to fill in that hole. The Little Prince, from The Little Prince, sets on a journey to find out how to love and what he learned was more than love, it was the aspect behind taming. Siddhartha, from Siddhartha, left his life filled with riches and pleasure to seek nirvana and riddance of the 'Self.' And finally the half human, half monkey, from The Monkey God, sets on a search to learn how to respect and maturity to fully utilize the powers he held as a god.

All three works are totally different in environment, characters, and time setting, but they all have one similar goal; to find and complete their quest.

The Little Prince's journey to find out how to love grows from the missing link between his flower and him. But he learns that love comes from taming which he has never heard of. Starting from the comfort of his home on Asteriod-612, he left to travel far and wide to seek the meaning of love. Having the opportunity to meet many people, he learns something from each and one of them. The king represented the evil of totalitarianism, the conceited man represents one of the evil aspects of human, the tippler showed the sorrow and pain a person can hold, the businessman showed how a person can possess greed, the lamplighter represents loyalty, one of the good sides of human being, finally meeting...