Plot[ edit ] The Alchemist follows the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago.
It begins with Santiago having dreams about finding a treasure. These dreams constitute his call to adventure. An old woman tells him these dreams are prescient, which validates his feelings of premonition.
But at first he refuses the call because he rather likes being a shepherd and fears how his flock would make it without him. Next, he meets with Melchizedek, an old man who introduces himself as the King of Salem. He persuades Santiago that he must go on a journey because it is his duty to pursue his personal legend.
After selling his flock, he crosses the threshold when he purchases tickets to go by boat to Tangiers in Africa. Almost immediately he is robbed by a thief and left penniless. This could be construed as the belly of the whale as he is in a strange environment and vulnerable on his new adventure.
Or, if we omit the whale step, this could be his first trial. Nevertheless, his adventure is now less about treasure and more about survival and returning home. He takes a job with a crystal merchant and works diligently for many months, eventually amassing a quite a bit of money.
He is tempted to return home and resume his life as a shepherd, now able to purchase even more sheep. Instead he decides to continue with his adventure. Soon he meets a man who wishes to be an alchemist—who could be considered another helper—and this fundamentally changes Santiago.
He journeys with the alchemist and on his way he learns much about the world and eventually falls in love with an Arab girl named Fatima.
On their travels they encounter the actual Alchemist. Following some adventures and tribal battles, he realizes that his true treasure is Fatima. This revelation combined with the wisdom of the alchemist comprise his boon. As he returns home he is wiser now, the master of both worlds.
He digs beneath the tree under which he had his prophetic dreams and finds treasure. Now he has the freedom of wealth and wisdom. His next journey will be to go and retrieve his love, Fatima.Without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist.
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words - 3 pages for Santiago to return. She loves Santiago with all her heart and will not give him up, and find someone else to replace Santiago's place in her heart.
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dream and someone’s life based on The Alchemist novel by Paulo Coelho. It is important to be analyzed because the theory of dream is seldom to be used because it consists of symbols which need a deep analysis to be. Without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist. tags: love. likes. Like “If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.” . pg. Fatima's treasure being Santiago - consider from a feminist lens. pg. "Love never keeps a man from pursuing his Personal Legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it's because it wasn't true love the love that speaks the Language of the World.".
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