The Alchemist Quote Analysis

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¨Because I don't live in either my past or my future. Im interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. You'll see that there is life in the desert, that there are stars in the heavens, and that tribesmen fight because they are part of the human race. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we're living right now.¨ page 87 - The camel driver This quote means that people should live in the present and not be ¨stuck¨ in the present or the future. It means people shouldn't worry about what happened to them in the past and shouldn't worry about their future. The quote means you should focus on right now. When you focus on the present you will recognize things around you more and life will be so much better because you are not worry about what could have happened or what could have been. You will realize everything around you is perfect just the way they are. You will notice more things going on around you. This quote, In The Alchemist, is wanting the reader to focus on right now and not worry about the past or the future…show more content…
The camel driver then says he is alive and starts talking about how he lives in the present and that he keeps on marching making everyday just as good a day to die as any other. This quote develops characterization to the camel driver, by giving the reader information that the camel driver doesn't worry about the past or the future. The camel driver makes everyday a good day. In this quote, you can tell the camel driver is a free spirit. This quote also establishes a sense of freedom and happiness in the tone. The next day the boy focused more on the present and realized the stars were closer to the desert, the boy took the camel drivers advice and realized something he had not ever
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