Crossing the desert takes energy, time, and bravery and is a consistent issue. After miles of trekking across the desert for many weeks, Santiago eventually meets the Alchemist. They continue their journey through the desert until one day when three soldiers capture them. The alchemist makes a deal with the soldiers; if Santiago can turn himself into the wind in three days, they will be set free, forcing Santiago to face two more challenges. First, he must quickly learn the Language of the World.
Foster. This book is always great to encompass in our reading because of the enhancement it provides when connecting ideas and digging deeper into meanings. How to Read Literature like a Professor was especially useful for The Alchemist because of the abundance of biblical references included. Some of the references are very straightforward while others are somewhat harder to recognize, this is why the chapter ...Or the Bible was so essential to my reading. One similarity which I noticed was when Santiago was eating his lunch a man approached him.
“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho tells the story of a young man named Santiago who is given the opportunity to find his ‘Personal Legend,’ and is given help to notice the omens around him by using two stones. When Santiago has this recurring dream about the pyramids, he decides to go see a fortune teller. After meeting with her and feeling very skeptical, he meets an old king who tells him the exact same thing the fortune teller had told him and gives Santiago the two stones to help him find his treasure. “He ran his fingers slowly over the stones, sensing their temperatures and feeling their surfaces. They were his treasure.
In the story “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh,” by R.Bradbury the author has the story in third person point of view. He uses symbolism using Joby ( who just turned fourteen) the drum, and the rhythm of the drum. He takes us through a quick summary of what Joby and the general were feeling on that sad night. While others might have had a good night’s sleep Joby and the general didn’t on this miserable night in Tennessee. Watching the peach blossoms fall while crying under the April night sky full of stars, Joby finds himself thinking about the day to come.
He was persevere during his camp game of capture the flag. Consequently, he was persevere to find his mom after she was abducted. Furthermore, he was persevere when he was bellowing to Zeus to let his friend out of the Underworld. Percy bravely agreed to go on a quest, faced the oracle, and killed Medusa, when he didn't really know what was going on. Percy's perseverance had saved him, his father, and the rest of the Greek world.
She gives Telemachus a wedding dress for his future bride and revealed an omen to him regarding his father. King Alcinous– King of the Phaeacians. He offers Odysseus ships and a crew to return him home to Ithaca safely. Eumaeus– A loyal shepard to Odysseus and helps him achieve vengeance on the suitors and reclaim his throne. Eurycleia– A loyal servant to Odysseus, who recognizes him disguised as a beggar.
The King of Salem also reminds Santiago that everyone should pursue their personal legends. After Santiago had been distracted of the the items in the thieves village with no money, he checks his bag and finds the two stones, Urim and Thummin, the narrator says, “An omen. The boy smiled to himself. He picked up two stones and
He was pushed into it by the old gypsy. “You must go to the Pyramids in Egypt...there you will find a treasure that will make you a rich man” (pg 14). At first the young shepherd is very hesitant at this idea, he believes the lady is crazy and wrong about his future. Eventually he does decide to pursue his treasure. Santiago’s life changes drastically especially his daily routine, his comfort zone, is forever changed.
Jay Gatsby changes himself to achieve a form of wealth and to try to achieve his dream of Daisy. All these characters give up some way of life in Great Gatsby the main character Gatsby gives up his real name just to sound richer to me signifies that he gave up his old life as a poor person and moved on from his past and acquired riches by bootlegging. Another example is in the article “For The Love of Money” by Sam Polk is all about how a hedge fund trader changes his life and has became obsessed with money and how it can change your life, in the article “ Cropped out of my Own Fantasy” by Sage Cruser a couple is perceived to be happy and to be the perfect couple but in reality they are the opposite of what there picture looks like, Another example is in the “My So-Called (Instagram) life which was about how this girl puts a filter on her picture just to acquire the boy she loves but in reality she's broken on the inside. Due to how easy it is to be under an illusion, more and more people struggle to get back to reality. Society and its people are under the misconception that their illusions are better than reality.
As the story progresses, Maribel develops a relationship with the neighbor boy Mayor and eventually kiss on the beach. Meanwhile, Arturo is killed in a confrontation with the boy who assaulted Maribel and his father. Maribel and Alma decide to travel back to their home in Mexico, but Alma does realize that Maribel’s condition is improving. Maribel and Alma’s relationship develops and changes throughout the story, starting a distant and not loving relationship, and ending the story with the relationship they had before the accident. This important relationship throughout the story also contributes to the main theme of the novel, which is the pursuit of the American Dream.
The path of self-discovery begins when Santiago tells his father he wants to travel the world. This happens on page 9 of The Alchemist. Santiago explained to his father that “…I’d like to see the castles in the towns where they live,” and “Well, I’d like to see their land, and see how they live.” The next day, Santiago’s father gave him three ancient Spanish gold coins and a pouch. Santiago discovers that he wants to travel, and he did not want to become a priest. When Santiago started to travel, he remembered that there was a woman in Tarifa that interpreted dreams.
CAUCASIAN MOUNTAINS- On January 6th, the popular Titan Prometheus was freed once and for all. After angering Zeus and stealing his beloved flower of fire, Prometheus was sentenced to 200 years of being chained to the Caucasian mountains. “My intentions were not meant to be harmful at all, I only tried to save the men on earth by giving them a chance to protect themselves.” Prometheus finally broke his long overdue silence and spoke in his defence. After spending years chained to a mountain, Prometheus’s faith was decided by the man who imprisoned him himself. Zeus, pitying the Titan, freed him from his misery by sending Hercules, to free him.
Luke’s father had separate his two children for safety purposes and left Luke on the desert planet of Tatooine while his sister Leia, was place on the planet called Alderaan. Luke’s life would flip upside-down as we know it when his Uncle brought home two brand new droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO . R2-D2 eventually lead Luke to meeting Obi-Wan Kenobi, who was secretly watching over and protecting Luke for his father’s sake. Kenobi, a very wise man, held onto Luke’s father’s light saber and gave it to Luke when he figured he was ready. Also, while the droids and Luke were at Obi-Wan Kenobi’s hut, R2-D2 reveals a hallogram message from Princess Leia that she has been capture by the Empire on the planet of Alderaan and insists that Luke and Kenobi come and save her.