Furthermore, at the beginning of his journey, Santiago considers nature to be a friend of his. The turtles, to him, are beautiful, elegant creatures, they are a part of the sea and therefore brothers to him. To Santiago the sea is a beautiful
Santiago’s willpower and understanding grows once he leaves with the Alchemist. The Abyss and Rebirth are the points in the Hero Cycle when it is the darkest hour and the hero pushes through it, becoming a new person in whole. In The Alchemist, Santiago’s darkest moment is when he has to turn himself into gold, and he regenerates into this person who is one with God. He “saw that the Soul of God was his own. And that he, a boy, could perform miracles.” (152) The lessons he had already knew had become clear to him now.
“…when something is written, there is no way to change it…” and “Why did you read the flight of the birds” “I read only what the birds wanted to tell me…” These quotes teach Santiago that he needs to trust the signs given to him by the desert. In other words, the universe and the Alchemist are all working together to test Santiago and if he is confident in the belief that all things are connected he will trust the knowledge that is imparted to him. It is clear that the Characters of Melchizedek, the Christal Merchant, Fatima and the Alchemist all play a vital role in the story of the Alchemist by developing that theme that all things are connected. They have been in a sense placed in the path of Santiago to set him on his journey, to show him why he must pursue his personal legend, to develop trust in the Soul of the World and to teach him the final lesson he needs to realize his personal legend. Together they reveal that all things are connected and exist for a specific reason in a specific place even if the whole meaning is undiscoverable until the
The Alchemist is a famous book written by Paulo Coelho. It’s about a shepherd named Santiago who travels from his homeland Spain to the Pyramids in Egypt. He does this to find a treasure he was told about. Along his hard journey, he meets some people along the way like a gypsy woman and a king in disguise who all direct him towards his quest. He doesn’t let the obstacles stop him toward his goal and eventually he finds his treasure.
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.
I know others better.” “Que va,” the boy says, “There are many good fishermen and some great ones, but there is only you.” “Thank you. You make me happy. I hope no fish will come along so great that he will prove us wrong.” (23) With that said, Santiago’s determination is the only reason that he is able to catch any fish. Also, he decides to not only ignore opportunities to boast his fishing skill, proving that he is above the common man trying to alleviate insecurities through bragging, but rather constantly displays a sense of humbleness and integrity. In conclusion, the sea is symbolic of the entire world in “Old Man and The Sea”, and Santiago barely even touched the water and learned so much, while teaching others even more.
They all helped in different unique ways and each person set the stage for the next person. The gypsy woman encouraged him to follow his dream which led him to the merchant who gave him food, shelter, clothing, and taught him that he was not going to be happy never knowing what may have happened if he followed his dream. Next, the Englishman showed santiago they had a common goal of discovering ones personal legend. Finally, Fatima was santiagos true love and he wanted to give up his legen and stay with her but she wanted him to discover his personal legend and then come back to her when he was done and happy. He found the treasure and discovered the true meaning of why he went on the long journey he did and was going to return to Fatima.
Santiago used to go to fishing with the boy, Manolin. Although only the boy was his company, the boy went in another boat because of the parent’s orders. Santiago knows that the boy is with a lucky boat and should stay in the boat. Thus, Santiago went to fishing alone. In the journey, he repeats “I wish the boy was here” again and again.
A shepherd boy Santiago saw a dream. In dream he saw that he if he go to Egypt he will find a treasure. An old woman said him to follow the instruction and go after his dream he will find his treasure and woman will get one tenth of the treasure. Then he met an old man who can read his mind he also urged him to find the treasure and to follow omens. He was happy with life as he wanted to travel and he was doing so.
He plays the role of a teacher of Santiago and helped him in his journey from the oasis to the Egyptian pyramids. 2. Describe any two significant events from the book: Event 1: Falling in love. Santiago meets a desert women named Fatima whom he falls in love with. They met on the way to Al-Fayoum and Santiago wanted to stay with her.