Adversity In The Alchemist

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Adversity occurs in everyone’s life. The book, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho that transpires before technology, about a shepherd named Santiago, who has a dream about a treasure in Egypt. The movie, Good Will Hunting transpires in 1997, about a man named Will who had a horrible childhood but would read to escape the problems of his childhood. As he grew older he turned out a genius but did not want the knowledge he had. When personal legends and goals come into question, adversity will always come right around the corner. Adversity can come from many different places. For Will, his adversity came from going to too many different foster homes as a kid. For Santiago, his adversity came from the time he got robbed right when he got to Africa. When Will was a kid he got moved…show more content…
“The boy said nothing. He got up, adjusted his clothing, and picked up his pouch. I’ll work for you, he said. And after another long silence, he added, I need money to buy some sheep” (Coelho 50). He decided to quit his journey but eventually he changed his mind. When adversity hits, people get put down, but because of the adversity the aftermath is great. Beatings would occur for A Will but because of it he is made stronger. “He used to just put a belt, a stick, and a wrench on the table. He would just say, Choose.”(Good Will Hunting). He is a stronger and smarter man because of what happened to him. Santiago hit a lot of adversity at the beginning of his journey and it prepared him for the worst of his journey. “Now he understood why the owner of the bar had been so upset: he was trying to tell him not to trust that man.” (Coelho 43). He lost it all and he was prepared for anything for the rest of his journey. When personal legends and goals come into question, people run into adversity. Will and Santiago went through so much and it made their lives better in the end. Adversity always starts bad but makes everyone
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