The novel The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is about a young boy named Santiago who is trying to pursue his personal legend. Along the way he meets many people, sees many omens and faces many challenges. He has to discover the language of the world to be able to find his treasure, but little does he know the treasure is no ordinary thing. Sure, there was a chest of gold coins but he also gained knowledge of the soul of the world. Paulo Coleho uses characters including the crystal merchant, the gypsy woman, Fatima, and the Englishman to explore the theme that someone has to realize and pursue their personal legend to be truly happy.
Some people who are also willing to take a chance to find any lost places throughout their lifetime, even if they can’t; additionally, it shows the ideas of having the perseverance and the faith for people to do the impossible even if they don’t succeed. By from Poe 's poem, “Eldorado,” he tells about the gallant knight’s journey throughout his lifetime: the knight is searching the lost city of Eldorado; however, he was aging and almost to his end; eventually, the pilgrim shadow (spirit) guided the knight to find Eldorado. Poe starts his poem with unexpected happy words about the knight: “Gaily bedight,/ A gallant knight” (lines. 1-2). It stated that the knight is
Another characteristic all heroes have is having overcome complications in order to accomplish their final mission. Odysseus faces many obstacles throughout his journey and with his bravery and intelligence he overcomes all of them in order to complete his mission, this makes Odysseus hero. Odysseus had to come up with many complex solutions to a lot of different problems in order to survive his trip home and reunite with his family. For example, during the War Odysseus thought of the idea of the Trojan horse which helped the Greek’s win the war. "Finally, they decided to resort to a trick thought of by Odysseus..." (Trojan War section 6) This shows how Odysseus proves himself by being able to make solutions to obstacles in order to overcome obstacles in very rough situations.
Variants of this monomyth relate to all the heroes which makes no exception for Odysseus and Moana. Odysseus, hero in the Odyssey, is a misplaced soldier trying to find his way back to Ithaca where his wife and son await. The author, Homer, narrates Odysseus as a hero doing anything and everything to get home years after the Trojan War came to an end. While Moana is a sheltered teenager who has never been allowed to go past the reef. But when her island is hit with disease, going past the reef is one of the many obstacles she must face to return the heart of Te Fiti to restore her island.
Odysseus is also a man of many tricks, a trickster per say, he is also a very intelligent man, he was the king of Ithaca and he is said to be a family man, this is one of the most important characteristics of Odysseus, because this is basically what Homer’s Odyssey is about. Odysseus being reunited with his family is the one thing that is very important to Odysseus. He had been away from his homeland; which is Ithaca for seven years, and he is finally going to try and make his return home. He was living on Calypso’s island since the Trojan War, for seven years and he was finally given the chance to leave and hopefully get back to Ithaca. Calypso was a beautiful goddess with a beautiful cave.
Most loved piece of the story: I at long last got round to perusing 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho and I adored it. It's a book about a shepherd kid from Spain who ventures the world looking for a fortune. It's a tale about existence and following your fantasies and it's recently otherworldly .The best parts I found
“What makes a hero truly great is that they never despair” said Roy Thomson. Odysseus knows that his men will die, but he keeps pushing on to get home. In the Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus shows he is an epic hero by his great strength and all his epic hero abilities. Odysseus has to travel home from the Trojan war, which he did not want to go to. He wants to get home so he reunite with his wife and son.
Willy Loman, a 60-year-old salesman with two sons, lives in his dream believing that his sons would be successful like him and is certain that a good salesman has to have a well liked personality just like Willy himself. In the play Willy tends to drift back to the past when his family was happy and could dream of future together. Biff, Willy’s oldest son, used to be a star football player when he was in high school and wins scholarship from several universities. It seemed like Biff
The Odyssey written by Homer describes the nail-biting adventurous tale, of Odysseus and his long journey home, from the war. No journey is without challenges, and Odysseus faces many along the way. He must overcome his own fatal flaws, and become a better man to return home to his wife, and take back his home. In any great hero, is an even greater journey to get there. A hero must endure test against their flaws, discover the heart of their journey, and finally, after all their suffering, they must redeem what they left behind.