Santiago’s last step to completing his personal legend was walking through the desert, to find his treasure and completing it. Thus, showing the symbols and meanings behind these little puzzle pieces in the journey and being rewarded with love and treasure helping to support my thesis, through seeing and understanding symbols behind the world people can learn about their own personal legend and live life to the
First and foremost,in my perspective,I would say that the main message of the story The Alchemist is that whatever life gives you appreciate it. Life can always lead you to places or objects,but not every human can have them. To face facts life can be hard for some people and not as hard to others,in comparison to the Santiago’s life in the story he knew that he had to give up the only thing he had in order to get enough money to travel to egypt where he thought his treasure would be,and where he would get to know what his personal legend was,so he decided that he would go for his dream if he really wanted to be able to find his treasure. While traveling to the pyramids he came upon thieves,love,and fear,but none of that stop him from getting
The theme of treasure appears very early on in the story. Santiago, a travelling Shepherd, has a dream one night telling him that his treasure awaits him by the pyramids of Egypt. This dream sparks his journey where along the way, the people he meets and the experiences he has shape and transform his idea and perception of treasure. In the end, Santiago finds his physical treasure but his journey is not over as he had once feared. Santiago’s perception of treasure has transcended the physical and now he has respect for the treasure of home, knowledge and love.
Why are these things treasure to him Throughout the world there have been varied defentitions of a personal treausere. In the novel the alchemist by paulo coelho santiago the protaganist searches for his treasure in riches.since the begening of the novel santiago wanted to travel and expiernce what the world had to offer However santiago would find his tresure in following his fate,relationships, and in his home. .Santiago starts his journey in andalusia spain as a lowly sheep herder wanting to experience the world.. Santiago had dreamed of going to egypt and seeing the pyramids .
On the plantation, he still cares about his family and he knows they are still there waiting for his return. Solomon cares about the other slaves, and he wants their well being. When Patsey asks Solomon to drown her, he will not do it because he cares for her too much. When Solomon becomes a free man again, he still cares for his family, even after twelve years.
In Elie Wiesel’s Night he and many of the other prisoners felt victimized by the guards and their use of power over them. One example of abuse and dehumanization is Franek, the foreman. He noticed that Elie had a gold crown in his mouth, Franek wanted it. When told to give it to him, Elie said no, so Franek started harassing and abusing Elie’s father. Elie’s father was unable to march in step, which caused a problem for him because everywhere they went it was in step, “This presented Franek with the opportunity to torment him and, on a daily basis, to thrash him savagely.
In the book “The Alchemist” there is a young boy named Santiago he had a dream about pyramids and a treasure so he sets off the next day and is trying to discover and accomplish his Personal legend which is a big treasure full of coins. Santiago is a very faithful person he sets off into his adventure and with all the obstacles he goes through he never gave up. He is always finding ways to get through his problems and never stops. He even worked extra hard for the merchant so he could get more coins. Towards the end of the story he talks to Fatima and falls in love with her then he promised her he will come back for her.
Paulo Coelho captures the journey of a young shepherd finding his Personal Legend in an awe-inspiring, sleek and captivating novel named The Alchemist. The story of The Alchemist focuses in on Santiago, a shepherd that has just found his Personal Legend and will pursue it into the unfamiliar land of Africa. Santiago is just a regular shepherd but, after dreaming of treasure at the pyramids Santiago goes to consult with a woman about his dreams and has no luck, then he meets a man in the plaza who says he’s the King of Salem. After chatting with the man Santiago decides to travel to Africa to pursue his Personal Legend. Santiago works at a mans crystal shop to earn money to travel to the pyramids and after a few successful months he hops aboard a caravan of camels and makes his way to the pyramids.
When he looked at the flock he saw his success, he saw his future and his past, he saw what his life calling was. As the boy looked over his flock he was filled with contentment, it did not feel like a sin to be happy. But at the same time the boy knew if even one of his flock was taken from him he would be very dissatisfied, he looked to and counted on those animals for
The alchemist travels with Santiago until an Optic monastery where he changes lead into gold by using the Philosopher’s stone. He gives Santiago some gold and sends him off alone. Finally he reaches the pyramids but is met by two men who mock him in his belief of a dream. Before leaving one of the men tell Santiago of his own dream.
Lastly he said you have to be passionate about it, that this isn’t a job you get because you want to be rich, you do it because you love your job and want to help. His relationship is good with his community, he was raised here and knew when he was looking for a job he didn’t want to leave home, so he stayed and he loves it. The people are comfortable talking to him, and he’s comfortable talking to the
While Santiago was on the quest to find his Personal Legend, he began to forge a close relationship with a caravan driver that was taking him to an oasis. The caravan driver did not look like much, but he had proven to be a very wise man that has much wisdom to offer. During their voyage, tribe wars had begun to take place and everyone seemed to be worried about it except for this driver. Santiago had asked why this was so, and the caravan driver had responded that he does not think about the past, and he does not worry about the future. Instead, he only thinks about what is happening right in front of him and that by doing so he had found the key to his happiness.
Secondly, he met the Alchemist, who Santiago was horrified of. In “We are afraid of losing what we have we have weather it’s our life or our possessions or our boss”. ( on pdf) Regarding this quote it explains how Santiago faces many obstacles in his journey, but he also feels to leave his quest, because he won 't lose what he already had. Specifically, he promised to give one tenth of his sheep to Melchizedek, falling short on money he earned to the crystal merchant, and in the oasis he fears of losing
One place I found in the story was, “He was not prone to let his wife into his confidence; but as this was an uneasy secret, he willingly shared it with her. All her avarice was awakened at the mention of hidden gold, and she urged her husband to comply with the black man 's terms, and secure what would make them wealthy for life.” This passage really sticks out to me because it is a very good interpretation of Tom’s wife being greedy. Even though they have all this stuff she just has to have this treasure so they can be
But, not just that also work hard towards what you want to do. Yes it may take time to reach that goal but in the end it is worth it. Overall some of the philosophies and key principles in the book make me think a lot about Anh and what he has achieved in life. From Fleeing from a war torn Communist state and almost losing his family in the process.