Santiago’s perception of treasure has transcended the physical and now he has respect for the treasure of home, knowledge and love. While Santiago originally sets out for his treasure of material riches, the treasure he values most has been transformed to that of knowledge and love along his journey. The theme of treasure appears early on in the story and inspires Santiago’s journey. One night while herding his flock, he dreams that there is buried treasure waiting for him at the pyramids of Egypt. After seeking advice from a gypsy who interprets his dream, she again confirms that at the pyramids of Egypt, “there you will find your treasure” (14).
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.
Is avoiding evil sufficient to make one virtuous or must virtue be an active choice? Using Ransom from the book, ‘Out Of the Silent Planet’ and the quote from C.S. Lewis to answer this question, the answer is no. Three reasons the answer is no are running away from your problems doesn’t solve anything, there can be courage in fear, and because everything we do is a choice. The first reason avoiding evil is not sufficient to make one virtuous is that running away from your problems
Santiago’s last step to completing his personal legend was walking through the desert, to find his treasure and completing it. Thus, showing the symbols and meanings behind these little puzzle pieces in the journey and being rewarded with love and treasure helping to support my thesis, through seeing and understanding symbols behind the world people can learn about their own personal legend and live life to the
The boy overcomes his fear of failure when he thinks about Fatima, the woman he loves. Initially unprepared to turn himself into the wind, he tries asking for help from the desert: “‘Somewhere you are holding the person I love,’ the boy said. ‘So I want to return to her, and I need your help so that I can turn myself into the wind’” (144). Love is what overcomes his fear. His desire to return to Fatima is what drives him to succeed.
Why are these things treasure to him Throughout the world there have been varied defentitions of a personal treausere. In the novel the alchemist by paulo coelho santiago the protaganist searches for his treasure in riches.since the begening of the novel santiago wanted to travel and expiernce what the world had to offer However santiago would find his tresure in following his fate,relationships, and in his home. .Santiago starts his journey in andalusia spain as a lowly sheep herder wanting to experience the world.. Santiago had dreamed of going to egypt and seeing the pyramids . However he didn’t feel as if he should abandon his profession and follow his dreams. He met a man named melchzdek who spoke of omens and following your personal legond and fate.
He is someone that throughout the story is constantly in high emotion and loves unconditionally. The very first line of the book Oscar is introduced as a hero, it states, “Our hero was not one of those Dominican cats everybody’s always going on about — he wasn’t no home-run hitter or a fly bachatero, not a playboy with a million hots on his jock” (11). Oscar was not someone that people think of as a traditional hero. He was obese, geeky, and extremely persistent, but that did not make him any less of a hero in the story. Oscar broke the typical idea of what a hero looks like and the majorities perception of one.
But to no avail, Lennie does not understand the concepts and still views the world as a good place. An example from the text states “ S’pose you couldn’t go into the bunk house and play rummy ‘cause you was black.” (Steinbeck 72) The reader can clearly see how innocent Lennie Small really is. He was unable to comprehend the concept of racism and still views people in a positive light. Because of his innocence, Lennie Small continues to retain his perspective that Earth is a good place and, conversely remains unable to acknowledge important life concepts such as
(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.
Matthew Arnold 's "Dover Beach" can regularly beguile perusers into feeling that the speaker is really quiet and substance. Be that as it may, in the event that we analyze and look at the sonnet painstakingly, we see that the Arnold stresses over life and its significance. The disposition of the lyric changes from one of serenity to one of trouble. Arnold makes the disposition by using distinctive sorts of symbolism, clear modifiers, analogies, and similitudes. Utilizing these abstract components, he depicts a man remaining before a window contemplating about the sound of the stones hurling on the shore as the tide goes out.
The Council believes the fallacies it espouses, making it easy for Equality to escape. They believe that no one would ever defy a direct order from them, so they never accounted for the possibility. Another flaw of the collectivist fallacies lies in its inability to match the technological development of Equality. The Council rejects the lightbulb because it “would wreck the Plans of the World Council … and without the Plans of the World Council the sun cannot rise” (74), and by the end of the novel, Equality’s scientific skill advances enough to construct an electric fence around his home in the woods. As Equality says, “[the Council] has nothing to fight me with, save the brute forces of their numbers.
The worldview interpreted from this myth differs from the Mayans’ because it is not based on theory and there is no existence of a divine being. Referring to the big explosion which created the origin of the universe, Thomas states, “The material of your body and the material of my body… are caught up in a single energetic event” (42). Based on this quote, one can infer that this statement was derived from observations and research which lead to a specific conclusion of the origin of the universe. Instead of obeying the power and status of a divine being as the Mayans did, this modern myth signifies the freedom and advancement of humans who can stand up and challenge the existence of a god based on the learning from physical evidence and scientific