Destiny In The Alchemist

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, is a famed novel that has had decades of success and admiration for it’s inspirational messages and unique writing style. It plays with themes of self-discovery and destiny. The novel speaks its message by encouraging the reader to profound deep thought, enlightenment and reflection. Coelho’s novel follows the moral and spiritual journey of a young Shepard who after meeting an Alchemist is guided to find motivation, reflection, self-discovery and the meaning of destiny. This novel has been likened to a self help book because of the intense effects of it’s meanings. This is achieved by using mystical symbolism, such as visons and magic, to portray one’s personal commitment to their goals, and the journey of discovery that is one’s destiny. Relevant to the central theme of destiny, is this quote, “everyone, when they are…show more content…
A person’s soul can be fed by both positive and negative forces, in fact in life these can be expected as normal and part of life’s journey. Another pivotal quote for this passage is, “and, when you want something, all the universe conspires to helping you to achieve it’.” This one line summarizes destiny, the fact is, that life is not against you, nor is the universe. People can be their own worst enemies. Finding true destiny is about the individual’s journey, learning, navigating challenges and making mistakes. In fact, these things will make you stronger, wiser and on a road to discovered destiny. Foremost, if you really want something, you can achieve it. How you approach your life will ultimately affect your destiny, achievements and
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