The journey of Telemachus follows many of the stages in "The Hero's Journey. " His story starts at his father Odysseus' palace, in the ordinary world. Here, we are introduced to Telemachus and his dilemma: suitors are taking over his house in the absence of his father. Next, Athena presents Telemachus with a call to adventure, saying, "I have some good advice, if only you will accept it." (1.321)
While Santiago originally sets out for his treasure of material riches, the treasure he values most has been transformed to that of knowledge and love along his journey. The theme of treasure appears early on in the story and inspires Santiago’s journey. One night while herding his flock, he dreams that there is buried treasure waiting for him at the pyramids of Egypt. After seeking advice from a gypsy who interprets his dream, she again confirms that at the pyramids of Egypt, “there you will find your treasure” (14).
Why are these things treasure to him Throughout the world there have been varied defentitions of a personal treausere. In the novel the alchemist by paulo coelho santiago the protaganist searches for his treasure in riches.since the begening of the novel santiago wanted to travel and expiernce what the world had to offer However santiago would find his tresure in following his fate,relationships, and in his home. .Santiago starts his journey in andalusia spain as a lowly sheep herder wanting to experience the world.. Santiago had dreamed of going to egypt and seeing the pyramids .
On his travels, he comes across an alchemist who told him a story about dreams. What he told Santiago after he finished telling the story was, “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” (163) His first dream has led him
Another god that assisted Odysseus on his quest home was Athena, who helped Odysseus in many ways as well. She was with him through his whole story and never left him. Athena aids Odysseus in his fight against the suitors by making sure each arrow hits its target. She also aids him afterwards when the other gods are contemplating whether Odysseus is guilty or not. They decide he isn’t by saying, “There will be killing till the score is paid.”
Melchizedek directs, "When you are unable to read the omens, they will help you to do so. Always ask an objective question"(30). In the alchemist, omens offer Santiago guidance on his journey and reassure him that the Soul of the World have supported his journey. There are many references made to omens in the alchemist. Paulo Coelho made references to scarab bettles (Arabic), Urim and Thummin (Jewish), Hawks and even the presence of certain characters: Santiago, Melchizedek, the crystal merchant, Englishman, Fatima and the alchemist.
In the book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, a character named Jacob goes through many dangerous adventures after the death of his grandfather in order to discover interesting secrets. The book, which is a fantasy, focused on the horrifying experience a teenager encountered after the death of his grandfather. While he believes his life at home is all there is, Jacob soon finds out that there is a whole new world waiting to be discovered. This breathtaking novel contains descriptive foreshadowing, a well-developed protagonist, as well as many distinct tones. To begin with, Riggs uses foreshadowing to captivate his reader by creating tension.
The monomyth applies to the main character of the novella, Santiago, a young Shepard with enough passion and will to uncover his personal legend. The boy gets called to start his search for his personal legend through a dream, a dream of a child grabbing on his hand to the pyramids of Egypt, unleashing a secret of a treasure buried under the deserts sand. Later on, Santiago runs to a fortuneteller who notifies him that his dream is prophetic and that he must follow its instructions. Even though he is uncertain about both his bizarre dream and what the fortuneteller told him, he still sells his sheep, buys a ticket and finally makes it through the threshold in search for his treasure in an unknown world, Africa. The Shepard’s tiresome trip through Africa’s infinite deserts faces countless obstacles, possibly all serving as checkpoints or tests.
“Have patience, gentle friends, I must not read it; It is not meet you know how Caesar loved you.” In this quote Antony uses suspense of what the will says, and tells the plebeians to have patience, they should already know how much Caesar loves them. This suspense helps him in the long run with his goal of persuasion. The plebeians listen to what he has to say, between that time of hearing the will, and start to agree with the pleas Mark
She tells him to go to Egypt and if he finds treasure she wants one tenth of it. On his journey he meets Melchizedek, an old man who claims he is the King of Salem. He increases Santiago’s belief in his quest by telling him it’s his “Personal Legend.” Melchizedek
The path of self-discovery begins when Santiago tells his father he wants to travel the world. This happens on page 9 of The Alchemist. Santiago explained to his father that “…I’d like to see the castles in the towns where they live,” and “Well, I’d like to see their land, and see how they live.” The next day, Santiago’s father gave him three ancient Spanish gold coins and a pouch. Santiago discovers that he wants to travel, and he did not want to become a priest.
He then gives him direction to where his brethren have gone too. The brethren are feeding their flock farther north in Dothan as Joseph has been looking for his brethren in Shechem which is present day Nablus. We can see that G-d has a plan.
During his journey, Santiago receives knowledge that he treasures and uses on his behalf when he hopes to achieve his personal legend. During his time with the Crystal merchant Santiago learned the five sacred obligations of all Muslims, and he learned that the Pyramids were not nearly as close as he thought when he arrived in Africa. During his time with the Alchemist he learned how to find life in the desert, and how to
Follow Your Dreams ft. Odysseus and Santiago Every kid has a dream, it could be being an astronaut, winning an Olympic gold medal, or being in the NBA. But as they grow up, they find it more difficult to achieve their dreams, due to things like school or work. Although there are those few individuals who accomplish their dream, the majority decide to just give up. The Alchemist, an epic narrative published in 1988 by Paulo Coelho, and an older epic poem, The Odyssey, composed in 800 B.C. by Homer, both demonstrate the idea that people should follow their dreams and never give up on them. Odysseus, the epic hero in The Odyssey, dreams about coming home to his wife who can also be looked at as his treasure.
In the story The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, a young boy named Santiago embarks on a journey in the hopes of following his Personal Legend, a treasure trove of gold. He abandons the comforts of his life as a shepherd and immediately boards a ship bound for Africa. When he arrives, Santiago endures countless obstacles on his way to finding his treasure but perseveres until finally doing so. The quote, “...life really is generous to those who pursue their Personal Legend…” (170) is true, as evidenced by numerous instances in the book, and in real life.