The Alchemist Book Review

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Book Review Name: Owais Farooq Merit No: 417 Section: BEE 7C The Alchemist Paulo Coelho New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1993 88 pages Comments by Owais Farooq The Alchemist is a beautiful book. It tells the extraordinary story of Santiago a shepherd boy who traveled from Spain to Egypt to complete his dream. Paulo Coelho shared so many lessons in the story that would be relevant to anyone’s life. In The Alchemist author urge people to follow their dream and not to sidestep their destinies. And Paulo Coelho said that our destiny is true reason for our being. The author wants to tell reader that everything is possible if you want to do it. As the al chemist in the book said, “when you really want something to…show more content…
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. But the old man said “Give me one-tenth of your sheep, and I will tell you about the hidden treasure.” He sold his sheep and start traveling on his way to he stopped in a city where someone tricked him and take all of his money. Then he worked at a shop for almost a year to earn money he thought he will go back and again become a shepherd. But when he earned enough money he decided to fulfill his dream. He left the shop and become a part of caravan there he met many new people and learned about new things like alchemy from Englishman who was in search of an alchemist and on his way he thought that everything has language and they communicate. The caravan leader told them there was fight between different tribes and they stop in Al…show more content…
And normally he doesn't know it."[84] It is the most important that everything has reason for his and for our being is our destiny. As in he say that desert is there to show the importance of oasis and palm trees and is well. Likewise copper, iron and lead also have their importance which gold cannot fulfil. Another thing important which author said is “love” that love is universal language and is the soul of world. And it make us part of soul of the world. Love makes us to forget everything our past and future. And “real love never stop us from our destiny”. The book teaches us very simple lesson like he said “The only things that concerned the sheep were food and water”. [3] It’s a simple thing but if we go deep we can say that those who do not have any destiny they are like sheep the only thing matter to them is food and water these people give up their dreams and are not more than a sheep. It is a simple thing but has a lot of meanings. This review has evaluated the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It is very interesting book and urge’s one to find his destiny. It is very inspirational and teaches us very simple but very important lessons of life and helps us to understand life and its purpose. You should read this if You’re looking for travel inspiration. And if you
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