Paulo Coelho, the author of The Alchemist tells the story of Santiago a Shepard whose life changes once he finds out about a treasure from his frequent dreams and meets a strange man who helps him to start his personal legend. On Santiago’s journey he starts to see the hidden meanings behind daily life creating the thesis that through seeing and understanding symbols behind the world people can learn about their own personal legend and live life to the fullest. Santiago’s life starts out all about his sheep, he chose to be a shepherd, so he could travel and meet new people. Santiago’s job is to take care of the sheep, but the sheep have more meaning in the story. The sheep represent how he is comfortable in his life and how he is questioning his frequent dream, to sacrifice his comfortable life to find this treasure or to continue without taking the risk.
“Each time, Salva would think of his family and his village, and he was somehow able to keep his wounded feet moving forward, one painful step at a time” (Linda Sue Park p.41) A personal journey is what a character goes through to change or improve themselves. The character Salva from A Long Walk to Water was a young boy that lived in the dinka tribe in Sudan. When he was at school he had heard gunshots and had to leave the country without any knowledge of where his family is. A personal journey is an adventure that teaches a character valuable lesson. In the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park we follow Salva’s journey after he has to flee the country after war breaks out.
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. These hurdles did not stop him from continuing his mission; on the contrary, they were all, for Santiago, life lessons and experiences. Along his journey, Santiago meets many mentors, teachers and helpers. Each emerges into his life for a cause, whether it is
The decision was difficult as both options don’t provide him a steady choice. As being a shepherd does not promise him to be with the merchant daughter and for finding a treasure he need to give up his well settled life. But at the end he chose to find treasure as it allows him to purse his personal legend or dram of travelling throughout the world. He always considers his choice before taking a decision this can be seen through this conversation of Santiago with himself, “Here, I am between my flock and my treasure, the boy thought. He had to choose between something he had become accustomed to and something he wanted to have.
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 . However he didn’t feel as if he should abandon his profession and follow his dreams. He met a man named melchzdek who spoke of omens and following your personal legond and fate.
The coins that Santiago had in his hands he had a effect of thinking to buy a sheep so he had to explore through the villages and collect more money with the wool the sheep supplied him with. Crossing the threshold is an important stage when Santiago has cross from a low level into an diffrent land in which he had escalated to improve his personal legend. Santiago’s threshold was when he was stepping near the desert and relised the faith he would have to have to complete his way and challenge many obsticle
Although the treasure was in the very spot Santiago had the dream and not near the pyramids, through Santiago 's journey through the desert, being rob, being threaten, and meeting the women of his dreams, Santiago learns that everything in life is not easily attainable. And if you want something so much, don’t give up, because of the difficulties you face. Because in the end those same difficulties can positively shape who you are. I believe that Santiago development closely relates to Vygotsky’s theory, which states that social and cultural interaction guide cognitive development. Santiago is shaped by his interaction with the Gypsy women, the King, the Englishman, and the Alchemist.
Is the abandonment of those you love worth the liberation of freedom and responsibility? The liberty to return home and leave behind obligation has its appeal. But, are these tasteless temptations worth deserting your posterity? In Song of Solomon, a young and wealthy African-American, the son of a greedy landlord, goes on a quest in search of his ancestral roots, which first began as a search for family gold. Milkman sets out to Shalimar, Virginia and learns about the “flight” of his great-grandfather, Solomon, who abandoned his family to fly back to Africa and escape slavery.
The boy overcomes his fear of failure when he thinks about Fatima, the woman he loves. Initially unprepared to turn himself into the wind, he tries asking for help from the desert: “‘Somewhere you are holding the person I love,’ the boy said. ‘So I want to return to her, and I need your help so that I can turn myself into the wind’” (144). Love is what overcomes his fear. His desire to return to Fatima is what drives him to succeed.
She left a note saying “I left you because I needed too.” Yankel lost the love of his wife, but Brod filled that void. She became everything Yankel ever needed. He protected her and wanted her to have the happiest life possible. He decided to keep the secret that Brod was not his real daughter from her. He knew that knowing that she could lose her sense of identity.