He is told by one of the ribbers that “I dreamed that I should travel to the fields of Spain and look for a ruined church... if I dug at the roots of a sycamore, I would find a hidden treasure.” This abandoned church is back where the boy started his journey. He had traveled miles and miles, been robbed twice, met a Alchemist, left his love, just to find out that he never had to travel anywhere to find his treasure. That's like climbing a mountain and realizing you're only halfway there.
The Alchemist is a very well written and intriguing book by Paulo Coelho. It is a story about a young shepherd known as Santiago who abandons his live in Spain and embarks on a journey to Egypt, during his journey for treasure hunt he faces many obstacles. Making several different stops he realizes truth about himself, the world, and the kingdom of god which are interrelated in the story. Paulo uses the characters of The King Salem, The Crystal merchant, the Alchemist and Fatima to explore the theme that true happiness can only be achieved if one works hard towards his goal or purpose in life and to realize one’s personal legend, one must work hard, make great sacrifices, and take risks. True happiness is only when one realizes his Personal legend.
(Coelho 45 5, Coelho 46 4 9) When santiago losses his money he does not give up he learns and finds a man to help in exchange for food and in the end gets a job that he can do while learning the language of the locals, finding a way to egypt and developing his identity. This job allows him to make money and the strength to carry on in his journey. Later on in his journey he is faced even greater adversity and the same thing happens he is dejected and lost but picks himself up and preservers. “ “he is going to transform himself into the wind, just to demonstrate his powers. If he cant we humbly offer our lives for the honor of the tribe.”
He is the last character Santiago with in his journey, and he guides him the rest of the trip to the pyramids. The alchemist teaches Santiago to listen to his heart. “The boy and his heart had become friends, and neither was capable now of betraying the other. When his heart spoke to him, it was to provide a stimulus to the boy, and to give him strength, because the days of silence there in the desert were wearisome.” (Coelho 139)
Ralph and Piggy walked to Jack’s Camp and demanded the return of Piggy’s glasses. Without hesitation without pause, Roger unleashes the trap on them. The trap was a boulder when pushed would fall, Piggy who was blind and confused was struck and murdered. “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, darkness of man’s heart, and the pull through the air of truly a wise friend called Piggy” (Golding 184). Ralph and Samneric ran from the now advancing boys, they caught Samneric and vowed to kill Ralph.
Also, Harry Potter was prepared to sacrifice himself in order to save the Wizarding World saying, “I open at the close” (Deathly Hallows, Rowling 698). Harry Potter was willing to give up his precious life so that other wizards would be able to live a happy, full life. Comparing Odysseus, who only sought revenge so that he might, “lay plans to kill our enemies” (Homer 1082). The only one Odysseus was fighting for was his family, which is somewhat selfless but mostly selfish as he could have fought harder for his men, instead of condemning them. On top of that all, Harry Potter had many loved ones dear to him die, yet he still persevered on and Voldemort uses it as an insult saying, “...
This shows Jack’s willingness to secure power. When people have the opportunity to hold the “conch,” they are able to transform into severe savages, disregarding civilization’s moral beliefs. In general, this can be noticed in politics, taking into account that conservative parties regularly want to preserve hierarchy, not wanting to change social status, by imposing tax breaks for corporations and the elite. Specifically, at the start of the book, Ralph wanted the choir to serve under his command, but Jack persuaded Ralph to lead his own group. Jack offered the other boys the meat of the pig, gaining control.
Later, Amir presents himself as the true monster as he shows his selfish and cowardly aspects. Amir was so nervous that he almost wanted to give up the contest, but Hassan reminded him that “there’s no monster,” and Amir was again astonished at Hassan’s intuition. Amir wondered if Hassan had made up his dream merely to solace him. He felt somewhat better, and they began to fly their kite. One blue kite specifically cuts a lot of its competitors, and Amir kept his eye onto it.
One of the many aspects that Hosseini added to his novel is the symbol of the kite. Amir takes this kite as a symbol of happiness and also of guilt according to (http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/the-kite-runner/themes.html) (1). Amir goes through a hard time when he is a witness of Hassan’s dignity being taken. Amir at the moment does nothing about it because he feels like it would take all attention away from him by Baba. Baba, being a champion kite flyer feels extremely proud of his son because Amir is following his
Be gone! Run to your houses, fall upon your knees, Pray to the gods to intermit the plague That needs must light on this ingratitude.” Transition to next Topic…….Now let’s look at some more evidence. II.
“To realize one’s personal legend is a person’s only obligation and when you want something all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” Many people know what their personal legend is and some have achieved it. But in the story the Alchemist written by Paulo Coelho, a shepherd boy named Santiago achieves his personal legend, his goal in life with some help from three major characters who teach him many important things. During his journey, Santiago learns more about his surroundings and things that also helped him grow. The first character who helped Santiago in his journey was the King of Salem known as Melchizedek.
Secondly, he met the Alchemist, who Santiago was horrified of. In “We are afraid of losing what we have we have weather it’s our life or our possessions or our boss”. ( on pdf) Regarding this quote it explains how Santiago faces many obstacles in his journey, but he also feels to leave his quest, because he won 't lose what he already had. Specifically, he promised to give one tenth of his sheep to Melchizedek, falling short on money he earned to the crystal merchant, and in the oasis he fears of losing
The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo I chose to read the book The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo because it is actually a very celebrated book. A lot of people like to follow their dreams. Individuals in this world actually like to dread, Like to see their dreams come to realization and to actually celebrate other people's dreams. In the book the protagonist who is known as Santiago is essentially both figuratively and literally following his dreams. In the process of him following his dreams he then discovers more in regards to himself with inclusion to the rest of the world and all its entirely.
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.
This quote used by Coelho makes a reference to how, when someone makes a decision in life, either minor or major, their decision typically will reflect upon the character and mindset of that individual. However, in rare instances, when someone makes a decision that defies his logical beliefs and rather follows his heart, that decision will offset a chain reaction in which will lead to events that will forever open his heart and mind to new possibilities in life. Thus when Coelho remarks on how some have "doubts about the decisions they make", he is demonstrating that, even when one chooses to follow their heart, they will always naturally become defensive, or doubtful, because it signifies change, and change will always open the door to the