The Alchemist: Dreams: The Theme Of Dreams In The Alchemist
The Alchemist: Dreams
Dreams are the theme that ties together the whole significance of omens and Personal Legends in The Alchemist. Santiago, the main character, is a boy shepherd who is constantly questioning himself as to what his purpose in life is and how he can fulfill it. Throughout the book, he learns that dreams are indications of his own Personal Legend, or inner desire. The author’s message about dreams is that it takes much diligence and desire to fulfill them but it is all very worth it in the end.
“‘..Dreams are the language of God. When he speaks in our language, I can interpret what he has said. But if he speaks in the language of the soul, it is only you who can understand..’” (12) In this quote the old gypsy that Santiago sought out for a dream interpretation is explaining that dreams are the language of God and in this language God tells very important messages which she can interpret. However, everyone interprets dreams differently according to their own lives. The gypsy tells Santiago that if he visits the Pyramids in Egypt, according to his dream, he will find a great treasure that will make him a very rich man. This quote supports the author’s message because it explains how dreams are another type of format that communicate your true personal desire to you, and with persistence, you can manifest that personal desire.
“He had worked for an entire year to make a dream come true, and that dream, minute by minute, was becoming less important. Maybe…