Main Themes In The Alchemist

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The book's main theme is about discovery of someone's fate. The Alchemist is "more self-help than literature." An old man tells to Santiago that, "when you really want something to happen, the whole universe will unite so that your wish comes true." This is the main philosophy of the novel and a theme that plays all during Coelho's writing in ‘The Alchemist’. The change in this book is that we should never give up in order to achieve our dreams. We should do that which gives us happiness internally if we are not able to get happiness from our work we should leave it and do something else which we are happy with. The main characters of this novel are: Santiago Santiago is the main character of the novel “The Alchemist”. He was born in a small town in Andalusia, Santiago attends the seminary as…show more content…
Santiago falls in love with her. He and Fatima talk every day for some weeks, and finally he asks her to marry him. Fatima, however, insists that he pursue out his Personal Legend before they marry. This puzzles Santiago, but the Alchemist teaches him that true love never gets in the way of one's Personal Legend. If it does, then it is not true love. The Alchemist Very powerful alchemist who lives at the Al-Fayoum refuge in Egypt. Initially, Santiago make out about him through the Englishman, but eventually Santiago reveals himself to be the Alchemist's true believer. The Alchemist is also in ownership of the Elixir of Life and the Philosopher's Stone. The Shopkeeper The shopkeeper Gave Santiago a job in Tangiers after he was robbed. Santiago takes the job at the crystal shop and learns much about the shopkeeper's attitude to life and the significance of dreaming. The shopkeeper, while generally afraid to take risks, is a very kind man and understands Santiago's quest - sometimes more than Santiago himself. This is the case when the shopkeeper tells Santiago that he will not go to Spain again , since it is not his
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