Santiago, Melchizedek, the Englishman, and the Alchemist himself play a very big role in the novel, “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. Santiago begins to have a reoccurring dream about going after his personal legend and going to the pyramids to find treasure. He goes to a gypsy to help interpret his dream more in depth. As she convinces him to follow his personal legend he meets an old man by the name of Melchizedek who is the king of Salem and pushes him to go after his dream and also gives him two stones that help him read omens. After he begins his journey to find his personal legend he gets robbed and works for a crystal merchant for a year.
In the novel “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho there is a young shepherd named Santiago who is in search for his personal legend. Santiago’s personal legend is to find the treasure at the pyramids. Throughout his journey, there are a lot of emotions especially the emotion fear. Santiago encountered a lot of challenges like crossing the desert, being in a war and turning himself into the wind. He learned the different levels of fear; fearing fear, being in fear, and overcoming fear.
He is constantly Fatima – is the only female in the book who is looked at in more detail. She is the beautiful Arab girl Santiago instantly falls in love with at the oasis, and she is portrayed to be patient and caring, by her being compliant to wait for Santiago while he pursues his Personal Legend, and by in fact pushing him towards it in the first place, regardless of the fact that it will in fact separate them – “I want my husband to wander as free as the wind that shapes the dunes.” She is a humble, optimistic and self-less person, and is madly in love with Santiago – “Ever since I was a child, I have dreamed that the desert would bring me a wonderful present. Now, my present has arrived, and it's you” Language/diction The language Coelho uses in The Alchemist is quite straight-forward and understandable. It’s not like old English with connotations or denotations which were hard to understand. Although Santiago is quite educated, his language is not of a high standard.
Paulo Coelho, the author of The Alchemist tells the story of Santiago a Shepard whose life changes once he finds out about a treasure from his frequent dreams and meets a strange man who helps him to start his personal legend. On Santiago’s journey he starts to see the hidden meanings behind daily life creating the thesis that through seeing and understanding symbols behind the world people can learn about their own personal legend and live life to the fullest. Santiago’s life starts out all about his sheep, he chose to be a shepherd, so he could travel and meet new people. Santiago’s job is to take care of the sheep, but the sheep have more meaning in the story. 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.
The Alchemist is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho which was written in 1988 AD. Frist it was written in Portuguese language then it became an bestseller worldwide.Then it was translated into 70 languages worldwide. A teo levels of meaninf novel, The Alchemist ia about a Andalusian shepherd on his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure in Egypt.The characters of this novel are Te Alchemist himself,Santiafo,The crystal merchant,Melchixedek,the english men and Fatima. A dream troubles Santiago, a young and adventurous Andalusian shepherd. He has the dream every time he sleeps under a sycamore tree that grows out of the ruins of a church.
The book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is about a boy named Santiago and his journey to achieve his personal legend. Santiago meets many people during his journey including a palm reader, old man, thief, crystal merchant, girl, and an alchemist. As he travels to achieve on his journey he has to overcome many obstacles and travel a great distance. As he meets people and overcomes obstacles he learns things that he need to learn to achieve his personal legend. Paulo Coelho uses the charters Santiago, the crystal merchant, the Englishmen and Fatima to explore the theme of a dream can come true if one never gives up on pursuing it.
“The Alchemist” is a novel written by Paulo Coelho in 1988. Regarded as a Coelho’s best novel, it captures the elixir of life through the view of a sanguine Spanish Shepard. Set in a forsaken church in Spain at night; the young Shepard Santiago tastes the exquisite sensation of a compelling dream. He dreams that a young lady tells him about a hidden treasure near the Egyptian pyramids. After the dream recurs more than once, Santiago decides to consult an old man and an old woman who tells him that his dream is prophetic and that he must abide by its directions.
*Add more thought towards the first paragraph The story follows a boy named Santiago who is trying to find his treasure. Threw his path he discovers things about himself and obstacles that tried to inhibit the way of his dream. Along the way he meets a young Arab boy whom he thought would help him but, instead the boy steals his money. He meets a crystal merchant
The story in comparison with Gilgamesh is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Gilgamesh is the archetypal hero in the epic and Santiago is the archetypal hero in The Alchemist. These two heroes are both archetypal heroes because they experience a birth and departure, an initiation, and a return. The birth and departure is the introduction of the archetypal story. In the beginning, the hero is introduced to his ordinary world.
In the book “The Alchemist” there is a young boy named Santiago he had a dream about pyramids and a treasure so he sets off the next day and is trying to discover and accomplish his Personal legend which is a big treasure full of coins. Santiago is a very faithful person he sets off into his adventure and with all the obstacles he goes through he never gave up. He is always finding ways to get through his problems and never stops. He even worked extra hard for the merchant so he could get more coins. Towards the end of the story he talks to Fatima and falls in love with her then he promised her he will come back for her.