Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. As this anonymous quote elucidates, fear acts as a barrier that essentially traps us in our comfort zone, limiting our experiences and holds one back from achieving his or her potential. In The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, the protagonist must overcome his own fear through obstacles that he comes across as fear diverts one from their purpose. To begin with, Santiago displays his fears throughout the book, and these fears are what hinders him from achieving his Personal Legend. Santiago displays an immense terror of failure.
He wanted nothing but peace. In conclusion, Lincoln had a hate for this war like no other. He truly cared and loved the country and wanted nothing more than for the country to be once again united as one. He wanted this war to end very quickly so we could just move on and forget it happened, although this would be difficult. But being the optimistic man that Lincoln was, he never lost his hope and never lost his faith that God would let whatever was meant to happen,
When Amir nearly fails in his effort to adopt Sohrab after rescuing him, the boy tries to kill himself rather than face losing his surrogate parent” (The Kite Runner). He must go to a calm and save environment, after all the abuse he has endured. When Sohrab finds out that may not happen for him he tries to commit suicide, [Sohrab:] "You promised you 'd never put me in one of those places, Amir agha," he said. His voice was breaking, tears pooling in his eyes” (Hosseini, 350). Amir is compelled to get Sohrab to America for not only his wellbeing, but for Hassan and himself.
The sheep represent how he is comfortable in his life and how he is questioning his frequent dream, to sacrifice his comfortable life to find this treasure or to continue without taking the risk. “Here I am between my flock and my treasure, the boy thought. He had to choose between something he had become accustomed to and something he wanted to have.” (30) Santiago must realize that it is he that is holding him back and to take the risk. Once Santiago found out about the term personal legend he will take the risk. “There was nothing to hold him back except himself.
She is the threshold guardian and describes his dream about his treasure at the Pyramids. She tells him his dream is an omen and encourages him to go to the Pyramids. Just like Odysseus and Dantes, he faces challenges. His first challenge crossing the desert. Crossing the desert takes energy, time, and bravery and is a consistent issue.
To avoid his men going against him, “Odysseus does not tell his men of Circe’s last prophecy-that he will be the only survivor of their long journey,” (Homer 716-719). Odysseus’s dishonesty admitted that lying can get you to progress to where you want to be. To get his men motivated, Odysseus did not tell his crew that only he will survive the journey. Instead, Odysseus lied by getting their hopes up of returning home, when in the end he knows that they will not make it back. In order to achieve his objective, he did this to avoid losing everything but to obtain the significant help of his men.
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.
Chris McCandless stated “When you want something in life, you just gotta reach out and grab it.” He really wanted to be free so he reached out and grabbed tight and set off into the wild. This quote is inspirational, but we need to know what in life is worth reaching out for and if it 's worth taking that risk. Chris was successful and graduated from college but decided that wasn 't the life for him. I admire what he did and believe he was just led off by him wanting to do what he believed was right. We all have to die for something we truly love and he loved freedom and nature and he died because of
While fatima had become a part of santiagos life she wouldnt stop him from reaching his treasure. However his love for her was so great that he would come back for her after he found his treasure. This had now become a drive for santiago to finish his journey and marry fatima. Also in the aid of santiagos love was the universe, the old man at the begging of tht novel talked about the universes involvment in mans life. He said” when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
(Coelho). The monomyth applies to the main character of the novella, Santiago, a young Shepard with enough passion and will to uncover his personal legend. The boy gets called to start his search for his personal legend through a dream, a dream of a child grabbing on his hand to the pyramids of Egypt, unleashing a secret of a treasure buried under the deserts sand. Later on, Santiago runs to a fortuneteller who notifies him that his dream is prophetic and that he must follow its instructions. Even though he is uncertain about both his bizarre dream and what the fortuneteller told him, he still sells his sheep, buys a ticket and finally makes it through the threshold in search for his treasure in an unknown world, Africa.