In this point of the novel, Santiago has completely giving up on his dreams of pursuing his personal legend, however; through the influence of the crystal merchant, which serves as an example of someone who has become blind to pursuing his personal legend, Santiago further develops the motivation and strength he needs to never give up and to always pursue what he desired. For example, One of the most important things Santiago learned from the Crystal Merchant is the importance of following one's heart and their personal legend. The Crystal Merchant was a symbolic message for the consequence of not following one's dreams. It results in one becoming a sheep, or someone who follows monotonous routines. For instance, the Crystal merchant states that, ‘‘Because I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I don't want to do so,’’ which further provokes the idea of cowardness amongst himself.
Patience can be really hard for most of us to have but can be a great asset to our lives. In the fantasy novel The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho a great example of this. In this novel, patience through long and troubling times is key to completing the frustrating path to a personal dream. In the novel, Santiago uses patience to get to his personal legend.
Even though the thief was not necessarily a compassionate character, his role in the novel helps Santiago develop himself tremendously early in the story. Without delay, the boy subsequently bumps into another figure that would help him on his journey to the treasure. The crystal merchant introduces a new point of view when it comes to pursuing one’s personal legend. Taking a brief look at Santiago’s upbringings, the reader finds that the boy is willing to change his overall approach to life if it allows him to pursue his dreams. On the other hand, the merchant stated that
The author used the symbols of James Maxwell being the president and Gerald Adams to follow their dreams despite the warnings of failure. James chose to do the sensible thing in not following his dreams but he regretted in once her looked back and realized how boring her life was. No matter how many people say achieving goals are impossible, there is always a way. Gerald is proof of that. He got it live the dream life.
The connection between the relationships of Hassan and Amir and then Amir and Sohrab thrive off of the conflicts and the recurring motifs throughout the novel. Amir lived his redemiton and his loyalty through Sohrab, trying to make what he did to Hassan feel like less of a burden on his shoulders. There are many different ways for one to redeem themselves, but there is no better way to show loyalty than to be present in a time of
Osiris was pleased with the work he had done in Egypt and decided to bring his civilizing ways to other people. While Osiris was away helping the other people groups of the time, his wife Isis, helped rule the state of Egypt. Osiris eventually returned to Egypt, however his brother Set was plotting against him. Set and a small group decided to assassinate Osiris. They made a box to conform to Osiris’s body, trapping and killing the king.
Santiago felt very pressured but he didn’t fear to die this time because he knew that the universe was going to help him. Santiago overcame the fear of dying and turned himself into the
“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” This quote is the epitome of, Santiago, the boy, In the novel “The Alchemist”. The boy comes across several points where it would be easier to stop his journey and forget his dream, but instead he keeps pushing through till he succeeds, with the help of the omens. The recurring theme of omens in the novel, “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho helps Santiago persevere throughout the novel, by guiding him in the right direction.
According to www.enotes.com he had the qualities of a god and he was very intelligent and even if sometimes he gave up he never stop being a hero to his people. He was always trying to save the people that he liked and never gave up hope. He also never gave up what he believed in he never would call himself a hero even though he knew he was a hero. Odysseus also would never surrender without a fight he would always gave it his best shot, he never gave up and surrendered to his enemies. When he knew sometimes "Odysseus" could of been outnumbered he would not go down without a fight.
If I were raised in such environment, I would always blame myself for making mistakes, and for not being the best. However, it’s not about being the best, but about being better; this is something I learned from my father. He has always told me to do what I have to do, and what I can do; winning or losing is not important, it’s the journey toward the goal that is important. I can tell, that these words were always releasing for me, as I knew that nobody is expecting something from me, so I have always been comfortable working for my goal, and maybe have given my best without being conscious of it. However, I liked the fact that the father did encourage his daughter to participate, and did the impossible to have her in the beauty contest.
This shows that he 's loyal to zero, and he 'll go through whatever it takes to get him/them both to safety. He knows that Zero has been through a lot more than what he has, not only during the journey climbing up Big Thumb, but in life/as an orphan, in general. Zero begins to act as his motivation, and begins to bring Stanleys hope back. Although Stanley had the first impression of Zero as a nobody, he stopped
Change Over Time “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” This is a quote by Leon C. Megginson. Santiago has to manage change to help him find his treasure and pursue his personal legend. In the novel, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, Santiago learns, “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too. To begin, Santiago gains advice from a wise old king.
Santiago is a shepherd who reads and talks to his sheep. At the beginning of the book, he had two dreams about the pyramids. When he was younger, his father gave him 3 spanish gold coins to help him live. The most influential characters in The Alchemist are Melchizedek, whom he meets first. Melchizedek got him ready for his journey.
In life, ambition is the motivation for goals and goals help people reach personal satisfaction within themselves. In order for order for goals to be achieved and personal satisfaction is achieved, to the point in which one feels successful, one must go through a process that might be easy for some people and hard for others. Success has a different meaning for everyone, and according to Anna Quindlen “if your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.” In order to achieve, we have to believe. Santiago the main character of the Alchemist, and Marita the main character from Marita’s Bargain are both similar but different.