What Is The Theme Of The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

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The

Alchemist

"A Fable About Following Your Dreams."

By Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

I. Life of the Author

Paulo Coelho was born on 1947, Brazilian writer, best known for mystical fables told in simple yet symbolic language. He has received wide popular acclaim both in Brazil and internationally for his work about spiritual quests of self-discovery. Written in Portuguese, Coelho’s books have been translated into many languages. Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Concerned with his teenage rebelliousness and desire to be a writer, his parents sent him to a mental institution, where he received electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). In 1970 Coelho dropped out of law school and traveled around South America, North
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“My Favorite Best Scene”

-When Santiago was still in the abandoned Church at Andalusia taking care of the flock of sheep.

The Alchemist

-I chose that scene because I find it very simple. Santiago is taking up his sheep and playing with them. Also the story ended that the real treasure was at the abandoned Church. It simply says that where our heart is there is our treasure also. And looking at the picture I can find peace.

VII. Valuing

The value that I learned from the novel is that we need to fulfill our personal legend in life or simply God’s calling to us. Also through our own journeys we gain knowledge and meet some people who will become parts of our own life. I realized that we should really strive for our dreams, and by doing it we may become successful in the path that we chose to pursue.

To follow our dreams means that we are looking for the real happiness in life. The novel says the where our hearts is, there is our treasure also. Whatever we want to become in life, we can do it, through the help of our own self, by others and especially through the grace of God. We should not find the meaning of our own life, but instead we should give meaning to
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As we explore our life, sometime we did not notice the marvels of the world, we just focus to the things that we wanted. And to conclude this, our real purpose in life is to fulfill God’s will for us, and by doing this we find the real happiness. We should always remember that we are all here on Earth BY HIS and FOR HIS purpose.

THE END…

“O Alquimista”

Submitted by: Jeselle R. Bautista

Submitted to: Ms. Annabelle Rabulas

September 14, 2009

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Santiago

He is the main character in the story.

A shepherd boy in an abandoned church in Andalusia.

Had a prophetic dream in finding a treasure.

Tried to follow his personal legend and persevere even it is hard.

Melchizedek

Told Santiago to pursue his personal legend.

The King of Salem.

He is the one who gave Santiago the Urim and the Thummim.

The Crystal Merchant

He hired Santiago to work in his business.

He is a muslim.

He was fare to Santiago, and he gave him an acceptable pay.

The Englishman

He met Santiago at the

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