Book Summary: The Alchemist

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The Alchemist

In the book “The Alchemist” there is a young boy named Santiago who worked as a lonely shepherd, but then one night he had a dream about some pyramids and a treasure far in the desert so he sets off the next day and is trying to discover and accomplish his Personal legend which he comes to find that it is a big treasure full of coins and jewels.

To me one of his positive trait is that Santiago is an extremely faithful person “whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth.” Santiago is told this and is given the idea to leave. After that sets off into a huge adventure and with all the obstacles he
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He goes through all the trouble from the tribal wars, the Englishman, finding and talking to the alchemist. He also got beaten by two guard while he was digging. “Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. I don't want anything else in life. But you are forcing me to look at wealth and at horizons that I have never known. Now that I have seen them, and now that I see how immense my possibilities are, I'm going to feel worse than I did before you arrived. Because I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I don't want to do so.” This is saying that he can't give up or ignore that he has to achieve his personal legend. Santiago is very caring of those around him, he cared about Fatima he was willing to give up looking for his treasure to stay with her because to him she was considered his treasure already. He also cared about his sheep very much. He lived his life selling sheep so he had to care about them. He cared about a girl that he didn't even know and he was already in love with her. He even cared about the alchemist, but he didn't really show it to him. Santiago is very caring to everyone he
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