Analysis:I think this chapter is telling us about addiction, not just to alcohol, but to anything; drugs, love, sex, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine or money. It shows us that when we're addicted to something and we stick with that addiction, we cover it up with whatever it is we're addicted to. We use the substances that once got us through daily life as a way of boosting yourself or even just for fun and then we need them for daily life. The little prince leaving "puzzled" shows a lot; the little prince is like a bystander or a person without an addiction. The bystander is puzzled because they don't understand why this person is staying in this continuous cycle.