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    The Alchemist is a fiction novel by one of the best-selling and most influential authors all over the world, Paulo Coelho. It talks about Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy, who frequently dreamed about finding a treasure in the base of the Egyptian Pyramids. Santiago is a smart boy who was studying at the seminary to be a priest, but that was his father’s plan for him. In fact, Santiago wanted to be a shepherd because he values freedom a lot; he wanted to wander and discover. His desires in…

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    very apparent in this full-paged ad for an Egyptian tour with Dr. Hawass. On the top of the page in large white print are the words ‘Egypt Tours’ and underneath it on the right-hand side in smaller writing is ‘with special guest Dr. Zahi Hawass the most famous archaeologist in the world’ in black print. Next to the quote is a large picture of Dr. Zahi Hawass staring to the right in his jean shirt and tan sun hat, standing in front of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the setting sun, taking up half…

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    Oh the Humanities! In the text, "Why Teach English?", Gopnik attempts to assert this main argument, that teaching English is a worthwhile venture. Gopnik begins by essentially discounting previous arguments that had been made in the defense of the English department. He provides several of his own arguments that he believe are more adequate. In these arguments, Gopnik discusses concepts like making literature available to all, pursuing a major out of joy for the subject, and needing the…

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    informed by a wise man named Melchizedek. In addition Santiago learns about people’s opportunity to achieve their so called,”Personal Legend” in which he pursues his own Personal Legend embarking from Spain and concluding his journey at the Egyptian Pyramids. Throughout his venture he encounters several people who catechize him about life. He constantly undergoes change throughout the novel when he encounters other people in which a set astrology sign is not appropriate for him. Throughout…

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    The Egyptian pyramids took a great deal of time and money in order to build and were began years in advance before a Pharaoh passed. They held this power and wanted to exemplify that power for centuries, millennia to come and so they built the pyramids as their burial mounds. We can interpret gender quite easily out of these types of tombs. Who held the power to create tombs like…

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    The Alchemist ( O’ Alquimista in Portuguese) is a famous novel that was written by a Brazilian novelist and lyricist, Paulo Coelho. It is about Santiago, a young shepherd and his journey to Egypt, after he had dream of finding treasure. It was entitled The Alchemist for it is about turning common or ordinary objects into something that value the most. When it says the Alchemist, it does not mean its literal meaning but it conveys or pointing out that all of us can turn something to…

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    Philosophy/Religious Area Posts One of the most interesting periods before the colonization of the Spanish was perhaps the Native Americans of Mesoamerica. There are so many civilizations that flourished around this time. There are many philosophical and/or religious factors that arose during this period, some of which are, but are not limited to, the sacrifice of humans for religious purposes. According to the textbook on page 326, "… The most frequently cited aspect of Aztec culture is human…

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    Santiago sets on a journey of self-discovery, in his journey he encounters significant moments and experiences that are important. These moments include his meeting with the King of Salem, Melchizedek that helped Santiago set off on his journey to the pyramids of Egypt, meeting Fatima and teaching him how to love, Santiago’s meeting with the Alchemist, who taught him more about omens and how to read them. The Alchemist finished off his journey of self-discovery and led him down a path of…

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    "It acquired its name from the giant bronze statue that Nero had commissioned of himself to resemble the Colossus at Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World." The Romans used different materials in building this amphitheatre. They made concrete by mixing volcanic materials with stone, sand and limestone. Other materials used were marble, travertine, tuff, tile, bricks, cement and lime. These materials were “very durable, as is shown by the present condition of the blocks in the…

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    This quote is significant to the episode and as a whole for very similar reasons. The point of the book where this line is read, Santiago has finally reached the pyramids of Egypt. The whole novel leads the reader to this moment. Readers feel a sense of accomplishment after reading Santiago’s journey and seeing him finally achieve his dream. At this section Santiago “thanked God for making him believe in his Personal…

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