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Baobab symbolism presentation

  1. 1. The Little Prince: Baobabs Brian, Sooyeon and Sean
  2. 2. The Nature of Baobabs <ul><li>Their seeds are invisible at first, undetectable until one of them decides to wake up and take root in the planet's soil. </li></ul><ul><li>When they are young, they look innocent and cannot be distinguished from the rose bushes (the good plants) </li></ul><ul><li>However, if they are allowed to grow big enough, they will be unable to get rid of afterwards. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Behavior of Baobabs <ul><li>They can clutter everything, leaving no room for other plants. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Their roots can bore right through a planet. </li></ul><ul><li>If the baobab is big enough, it can actually make the entire planet explode. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Affected by Baobabs <ul><li>The planet gets destroyed, blown up by the roots of the baobab tree. </li></ul><ul><li>The people living on the planet get flung out into space. </li></ul><ul><li>All other plants that were on the planet are now gone. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Emotion Towards Baobabs <ul><li>Everybody knows that baobabs are very dangerous. </li></ul><ul><li>The inhabitants of a planet have to destroy the baobab bushes before they get the chance to grow into trees. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to Deal with Baobabs <ul><li>As soon as the baobab trees can be distinguished from the rose trees, they must be gotten rid of. </li></ul><ul><li>However, some people are too lazy to get rid of the baobab trees.  As a result, their planets get blown up. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Author's Life and Baobabs <ul><li>The baobabs could be based on a time when he or someone he knew started becoming mentally unstable because he was thinking about negative thoughts.  As a result, that person's mind &quot;exploded&quot;, and he went mad or committed suicide. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is the symbol? <ul><li>The baobab trees represent negative thoughts, the rose bushes represent helpful thoughts, the inhabitant of the planet represents a person and the planet represents the mind of that person.   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Like baobabs, the thoughts are undetectable until they take root in the person's mind and start growing. </li></ul><ul><li>At first, negative thoughts can be helpful and resemble good thoughts.  For example, anger towards another competitor can make you more determined to win a competition. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What is the symbol? (part 2) <ul><li>However, if negative thoughts are left to grow stronger and stronger, they can take root in your mind permanently and it will be very hard to get rid of the thought. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Negative thoughts can clutter up your mind and leave no room for positive thoughts because the person will always be thinking of that negative thought. </li></ul><ul><li>If the negative thought is big enough, they can destroy the person's mind (drive him mad). </li></ul><ul><li>That is why you must try to get rid of a negative thought as soon as you recognize it. </li></ul>