He got tired and decided to sit down to took a rest. After few minitues later Santiago saw an old man at the corner. When he saw this man, he could felt that this old man was the true man to ask question. Santiago went to old man and said: hello my name is Santiago, I am triying to find womens and childs who abducted in my village. Did you saw them in there?
If he can’t do so we humbly offer you our lives, for the honor of your tribe” (Coelho 144) 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
Santiago's temptation is when he has the choice whether or not to stay with Fatima and abandon his Personal Legend. After leaving Fatima he has a difficult time coping with the separation, even if Fatima is a woman of the desert, who knows he will return. The Alchemist offers him a sole piece of advice, “love never keeps a man from pursuing his Personal Legend.” (120) Santiago’s heart is aching for the loving arms of Fatima. He realizes that he needs to focus on what he needs, pursuing his Personal Legend and not what he desires to be with Fatima. Santiago’s willpower and understanding grows once he leaves with the Alchemist.
Both of them were able to see the world with new eyes and that change is good. “..I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I don’t want to do so.” They know what they are capable of doing but choose not to do it because they don’t want to deal with all the work they need to put into it. As with Santiago he has enough money to go back home but chooses to not give up and continue his journey despite having to sell his sheep and getting robbed. The “death” Santiago had to experience was when the alchemist had told him that if he cannot turn himself into the wind he will be killed. A “rebirth” was when he came back from turning himself into the wind.
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
Simon and Jesus are therefore both killed for the truth. In the New Testament, it is written; “[Jesus]You will seek me and as I said to the Jews, where I am going you cannot come, so now I say to you. (John 13:33)” Jesus refers to his death on the cross where he later paid for the sins of mankind; He is telling his followers that no one can follow him where he is going. Similarly, when Simon dies and his last breath comes out of his body, the sea creatures drag his corpse towards the sea. He goes to a place where no one can follow him; “Softly, surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon’s dead body moves out towards the open sea.
“May it be for the best. If it so please the gods, so be it.” (Cooper 44). Socrates states that if it pleases the gods then thats whats supposed to happen. Socrates has his morals that he grew up with and so does everyone else. On his way to his death some might say he should escape since his trial is unjust.
This is situationally ironic because further in the story Santiago returns to this broken place only to discover the treasure was beneath him all along. Santiago had the same dream underneath the tree of finding treasure at the Pyramids of Egypt, he travels a long journey and finally arrives. When Santiago diggs for the treasure two men approach him and beat him sharing that they too had a dream of finding treasure in an abandoned building under a sycamore tree. Santiago then fled back to Spain and returned to where it all began only to discover that all along the treasure was beneath the tree. Santiago had the same dream underneath the tree, finding treasure at the Pyramids of Egypt, he travels a long journey and finally arrives.
The most significant obstacle to Santiago's growth is love because his love for Fatima truly almost kept him from pursuing his person legend. Santiago's journey almost ended because of his great love for his soul mate. Santiago stated this which led us to believe how great his love is: "I also have Fatima. She is treasure greater than anything else I have won" (Coelho, 119). Fatima is the ultimate treasure in Santiago's eyes and he does not want to depart from something he values so greatly.