Essay on The Alchemist
"A Fable About Following Your Dreams."
By Paulo Coelho
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, …show more content…
To reach for our dreams and to follow our Personal Legend in life may require having a big sacrifice and leave some things that we usually do. This novel inspires many people to achieve their dreams in life and to follow their own Personal Legend. The road may seem so hard and endless but after all we can achieve the real happiness that will satisfy our hearts.
IV. Reading of the Novel
- First the story took place in an abandoned church at Andalusia, but after the boy’s dream was interpreted, the story now took place at Tangier, Al-Fayoum oasis and the Egyptian Pyramids where he had his adventures in finding his treasures.