Conflict And Themes In The Novel's The Alchemist

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The book the Alchemist tells the story of a boy named Santiago. He travels across the world in order to find a treasure that he sees in his dream when he sleeps underneath a sycamore tree. He is told to go to the Egyptian pyramids and find the treasure there and eventually he does but not before being faced with a whole bunch of conflicts and problems such as thugs, mother nature and love. The exposition has no setting at all because Santiago travels across the world and back to find his treasure. The climax however was when he is at the base of the pyramids and while he is looking for the treasure, men come and beat him up and make fun of him and tells him of the dream that they have of treasure underneath a sycamore tree. The resolution …show more content…
This wild goose chase starts off with Santiago talking to a gypsy about his dream with the treasure and as a result he follows their advice and goes to Tangier. Upon his arrival he gets mugged and all of his belongings are stolen from him. He joins a merchant caravan, falls in love with a girl who lives in an oasis, defends the group from raiders, gets captured by soldiers and gets attacked by men. His ordeal is hard and very eventful and there are many times that Santiago would have died but because of his determination and perseverance, he is able to overcome all of these obstacles and find his …show more content…
The gypsy, and the alchemist are the magicians that help Santiago because the alchemist creates magic to escape the soldiers and he gives the gold that he created from lead. The gypsy, is the first magician that Santiago meets and he listens to their word about their magical knowledge. Santiago, the hero, is similar to Katniss Everdeen in the series, The Hunger Games. This is because even though both Katniss Everdeen and Santiago are strong individuals independent, they get the assistance of others and as a result, both become even stronger and more powerful than they would be if they were

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