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    Letters from Munich Fullmetal Alchemist and Gilmore Girls Disclaimer: I do not own Fullmetal Alchemist and Gilmore Girls. Fullmetal Alchemist is owned by Hiromu Arakawa and Gilmore Girls is owned by Amy Sherman-Palladino. I also do not own the quote below; it is owned by talented Tumblr poetry writer, Nikita Gill. Setting: Post Movie Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) Conqueror of Shamballa / Two years after the end of the last Gilmore Girl Season. Prologue "Tragedy knows no race, no religion, no age. The only thing that tragedy knows is the devastating sound of hearts breaking, as it crushes the hopes and dreams for the very last time." Munich, Germany. 1923. Everyone told him that the sky was the limit. His mother, his father, and his little…

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    The Alchemist

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    “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.” This quote is exactly why I chose the Alchemist as my novel. These are the lessons YOU need in your life. Good Morning Mrs Lamplough and class. Paulo Coelho the author of the incredible life changing novel, The Alchemist, a novel that is well-worthy for the Grade 12 Syllabus. This passionate story contrasts completely with the theme of death…

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    The Alchemist

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    Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist” explores a variety of themes that allow the reader to relate to current events. Paulo Coelho uses these themes to navigate the reader through the adventure of Santiago and his search for the hidden treasure. The theme of following one's personal legend is a theme that is recurrent throughout the novel and will be explored in my essay. A personal legend is one's ultimate goal and dream in life. However most don't pursue it due to an unknown force in the universe…

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    Stray Men Themes

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    The bottom line: filmmaking is expensive, and therefore, a film must be efficient in its conveyance of story. Classical Hollywood cinema depends on the idea that cinema is deliberate, pointed, driven quickly through a linear narrative by carefully orchestrated action and plot devices. Transitions are smooth and fast paced, dialogue is pithy and heavily directed, not one second wasted on narrative “blank space”. But what happens to this model when the story a film strives to tell is a story not…

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    The Alchemist Symbolism

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    The Alchemist is a brilliant novel that focuses on Santiago’s journey to his Personal Legend. It shows all the hardships this protagonist faces along the way and how he almost loses sight of the reason for his journey on several occasions. However, this novel is not just about the complicated and long journey that Santiago takes throughout the novel, but the great symbols, motifs, and themes that are shown throughout the storyline. There are many elements of fiction that bring this novel…

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    Santiago In The Alchemist

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    In The Alchemist, Santiago, a shepherd boy, is plagued with recurring dreams about a young child who directs him the the Pyramids of Egypt in order to find hidden treasure. He learns about his Personal Legend, and leaves behind his comfortable life to journey towards the Pyramids. During his adventure, he meets several people that will not only change his way of thinking, but his life as well. Set in Andalusia, Spain, Santiago travels across the land as a shepherd with a herd of sheep. He stops…

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    Twisted Beginnings According to mythology, Pollux was the divine son of Zeus. He was an immortal man with a mortal brother named Castor. When Castor was killed, Pollux pleaded with his father Zeus to let him share his immortality with his twin brother. Castor was, therefore, absorbed into Pollux, who selflessly reincarnated his brother. Together they formed the constellation Gemini. Pollux was, however, the brighter of the two. According to mythology, Styx is the name of a river that formed the…

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    The Alchemist: Democritus

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    The famous alchemist, Democritus, had several views on life and how it worked and was made. “Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.” (“Democritus Quotes”). Nothing in this world is planned out and if anything is necessary to happen it will happen. According to John J. Mark, Democritus made it seem like life happens on its own and takes all the human’s decisions for their own life, yet he actually believed humans could make their own decisions within the range…

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    Not only possibility of dreams that is the communication of the god makes our life accomplish but also the entire journey of achieving it makes your life even more fabulous. One should explore one own dream in order to achieve self understanding or in other words self exploration. Our dream are creation of god and when an individual accomplish it our life is even more extraordinary than before . on the same hand the journey of achieving it makes our life more fabulous. “There is only…

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    Quest In The Alchemist

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    actual reason helps make a “quest” or a journey much more meaningful to any literary work as a whole. In The Alchemist, Santiago’s long journey for treasure ends up giving him wisdom and self-knowledge worth more than any gold or treasure. Every quest needs, a “quester”, who is simply just the person who goes on a quest. In this case, that person would be Santiago, a young man who became a shepherd to pursue his dream of traveling, and now travels across his home country of Spain. One night…

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