The Hero's Journey In The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

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“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho is about a boy named Santiago. He wanting to pursue his personal legend, but for him to accomplish his personal legend he first has to go on a journey that will take him to new places. The hero’s journey idea is that if you stay dedicated to what you want to do, the universe will help you succeed in the act that you're trying to achieve. Santiago’s call to adventure when he heard about the pyramids and it inspired him to become a shepherd. The only problem with him becoming a shepherd was that he had to leave home and to find the alchemist. “Amongst us, the only ones who travel are the shepherds.”(p.9) Santiago feels excited to go and travel get that treasure that he has been aching to get. I feel like at this …show more content…

I say that the Crystal Merchant is his mentor because he gave him advice, what to do. The Camel Driver is the helper because he told santiago how to get across the desert. The Crystal Merchant lets Santiago know that he doesn't like change because he is used to the way he lives. He will not be going on the quest that Santiago set.” I don’t want to change anything, because I don’t know how to deal with change. I’m used to the way I am.” Santiago leaves the Crystal Merchant behind and continue on his journey to his treasure. Santiago didn’t forgot what the Crystal Merchant and the Camel Driver was telling and continues …show more content…

A temptation would be when he was tempted to stay with Fatima in the Oasis.The Context is that if he stayed home he wouldn't be looking for his treasure. If he stayed with Fatima, he would of passed up an opportunity to pursue his personal legend because it would of been too late for him to do it later on in the future.”I also have Fatima.” Santiago had to make a hard decisions and leave fatima at the oasis so he can finish pursuing his personal legend. This affects santiago a lot because he is leaving Fatima not knowing if he will come back to see her again. When Santiago seen Fatima, now he didn’t want to go on his personal legend. The context is that he he is not trying to leave her. He wants to stay and start a family.”Fatima is a treasure greater than anything else I have won.” Santiago is sad that he can’t stay. The alchemist tells Santiago that if he doesn’t go now it will be too late later on in the future. Santiago’s transformation was when he met Fatima, it change his main aspect of his life. He was contemplating on going but ended up going and finding the pyramids.”If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day.” He was able to see the pyramids and he didn't need the Alchemist to help tell him where it was. Santiago is on his way to pyramids and he didn’t need directions to find

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