Essay on The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

772 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
The novel, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, is known for one of the top ten best books in the twentieth century. It is known as the top ten best book because of the lessons that happen throughout the novel. There are many times where many people go through journeys/obstacles and learn many things out of them, such as life lessons. The novel,The Alchemist, is about a young boy named Santiago that lives in Spain. The young boy has a dream to go to Egypt to discover his true destiny, which is a treasure. He once dreamed about Pyramids that lead him to his treasure. Throughout that journey he met many people. Out of every person Santiago met he learned something that made him realize things. Every lesson that he learned he already knew that for next time something would happen, he already knew what to do and what not to do. The first place he went to was Africa. But before he leaves for Africa he meets a king, which tells him about his dream and to keep pursuing it. In Africa Santiago met a crystal merchant and worked for him as well. The reason why Santiago was working was because he wanted enough money to buy a flock and return back home. He sold his sheep before getting to Africa because he was told to do things in order to hear things about his personal legend. After he gets the enough money to buy the flock and return home, he realizes that he want to keep on pursuing his personal legend. So he then joins a Caravan and finally has no money left. During that he met an…

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