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.
The author Robinson uses allusions to portray the glorious life that Miniver wished to have had. In lines (11-12) "He dreamed of Thebes and Camelot / And Priam's neighbors,” this allusion is a references to the famous places and people such as kings, power and riches that Miniver Cheevy wishes to have. Cheevy dreams of these glorious ideals, wishing that his life could be so gallant. Another allusion that alludes to the central purpose of the poem can be seen in lines (17-18), "Miniver loved the Medici, / Albeit he had never soon one.”
The Golden One was the Temptress because she was the one the main character’s love and he would do anything for her. She is what caused Equality 7-2521 to discover a new place for them to live together because he wanted to have her. Ultimately, the finale characters represented in the novella were the Society; this includes International 4-8818 and Union 5-3992. The Society was the Innocent youth.
There is no stopping anything when they have and understand love, even an army full of men. Santiago knew at this point that “his love for her would enable him to discover every treasure in the world“ and he became more driven to find his treasure (92). Only after Santiago found Fatima was he able to to find his treasure. Readers can come to this conclusion because Fatima did not only take his heart, but she also opened it to the world, for it to be filled with knowledge. There are no limitations when a person accepts that they are loved because true knowledge is knowing how to love yourself and
“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho tells the story of a young man named Santiago who is given the opportunity to find his ‘Personal Legend,’ and is given help to notice the omens around him by using two stones. When Santiago has this recurring dream about the pyramids, he decides to go see a fortune teller. After meeting with her and feeling very skeptical, he meets an old king who tells him the exact same thing the fortune teller had told him and gives Santiago the two stones to help him find his treasure. “He ran his fingers slowly over the stones, sensing their temperatures and feeling their surfaces. They were his treasure.
In the book The Alchemist, it is said that to lead a satisfying life you must first complete your personal legend. Before Santiago met Melchizedek (King of Salem) he did not know what a personal legend was. Melchizedek said it is what you have always wanted to accomplish (Coelho 23). Throughout the book, Santiago was pursuing his personal legend and overcoming many obstacles like losing all of his money, working as a crystal merchant, crossing the desert and turning himself into the
The decision was difficult as both options don’t provide him a steady choice. As being a shepherd does not promise him to be with the merchant daughter and for finding a treasure he need to give up his well settled life. But at the end he chose to find treasure as it allows him to purse his personal legend or dram of travelling throughout the world. He always considers his choice before taking a decision this can be seen through this conversation of Santiago with himself, “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.
In this letter, Adams had a soothing tone that makes John know that she is not angry with him, and she is letting him know that she is lucky to have a son who gave her “pleasing hopes” (Adams). throughout their life and informs him that “Nothing is wanting with you but attention, diligence, and steady application” (Adams). to reassure him that he is special and will achieve great success in life. In conclusion, Abigail Adams wrote this passionate letter to her son to offer advice and support before he took on this massive journey traveling around the globe.
There you will find a treasure that will make you a rich man.” His choices at this point are to go to Egypt in search of this treasure, which may or may not exist, or he could go back home and continue to be a shepherd. He goes back to his sheep but soon after meets the King of Salem, who further convinces him to follow his dream to the treasure. He could have chosen the safe option of staying where he was good at his job and could make his father happy, but instead he persevered in order to do what he set out to do; see other parts of the world.
First Draft The novel “THE ALCHEMIST” is Paulo Coelho’s one of the most renowned work through which his career got heights . This novel belongs to the genre of self improvement . His books deals with the various stages that a human face be it love , fragmentation or omens . Moreover , he experiences life deeply , his notions are somewhat similar to every human but he never ignores them and applies them to his works.
The path of self-discovery begins when Santiago tells his father he wants to travel the world. This happens on page 9 of The Alchemist. Santiago explained to his father that “…I’d like to see the castles in the towns where they live,” and “Well, I’d like to see their land, and see how they live.” The next day, Santiago’s father gave him three ancient Spanish gold coins and a pouch. Santiago discovers that he wants to travel, and he did not want to become a priest.
- Sharmili lakshmanan In the chapter, frequent-flyer miles, Rais seems to be like more attached and had a great love to his mother. He also respect his religion and during this trip to mecca, that his life 's purpose pivoted from restless advancement to sacred errand. He realized, "brought me here to fill my heart with peace, forgiveness, and love for His creation. "What that meant was not just forgiving Stroman but working to stop his execution.
Omens date back to ancient times, they are a significant part in depicting the outcome of a novel, and they lead the character to the next event. In the novel, The Alchemist, written by Paulo Coelho, Santiago is on a quest to find his treasure with the help of many people he meets along the way. In the novel, omens are used repeatedly to change the course of the story, Santiago is told by the King Salem about omens and their purpose and this is what follows him on his journey. Throughout the novel, omens, help guide Santiago on his journey of finding his treasure, and they play a big part in determining the outcome of the novel.