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  • The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

    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 everything if we wanted to achieve or to get that thing. Coelho is a recipient of numerous international awards, among them is the crystal award by the world economic forum. His book was first published in 1988. It is originally written in Portuguese and has been translated into at least 80 languages. It has sold 165 million copies worldwide, wow! It’s been a Guiness World Record for most translated book by a living author. The Alchemist is a work of fiction, fantasy and adventure. First, it is a work of fiction because the characters were fictional and there are no evidences…

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  • Paulo Coelho Research Paper

    Brazilian Paulo Coelho, who appeared in modern cultural space at the beginning of the 1990s, until now after many years, is located at the intersection of extreme points of view and diametrically opposed opinions. Paulo Coelho is well-known all over the world, and his books are read in over 150 countries. Each new book by Coelho produces a sensation and becomes popular among the readers. Since 1988, when was released his famous "The Alchemist" for the first time, his novels have been translated…

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  • Paulo Coelho Journey Essay

    We can relate the story of Santiago with the sacrifice that Lord Gautama Buddha did , he sacrificed with his luxurious life to become a monk and followed his dreams, he listened to his heart his father wants him to become the king of the state but he choose life which was full of sufferings and sacrificing . He became the founder of great religion ‘Buddhism’ that is the second most followed religion. If Gautama Buddha has not listened to his heart great religion Buddhism never existed for…

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  • Theme Of The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

    In paulo coelho’s book the alchemist there are variety of themes and they are ever changing. however, all of these small themes help to develop the most important theme which is the centrality of personal legends or fate. the centrality of personal legends is about following your fate no matter what. in the alchemist their is a boy named santiago who has a reoccurring dream that his personal treasure is waiting for him in the pyramids of egypt. he, however, is a simple sheep shepherd and lives…

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  • The Alchemist Paulo Coelho Analysis

    Paulo Coelho has portrayed great adventure and self righteousness in the novel “ The Alchemist” a story about a young boy filled with curiosity to seek his treasure, what is the treasure is the real question. Santiago is a young shepherd focused and dedicated to completing his very own personal legend.Santiago’s father has is a kind family man who had always hoped his son would become a priest but loved him anyway when he became a shepherd. There are many other characters that are going to be…

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  • Book Summary: The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

    Alchemist Essay Trying to achieve your personal legend can become much more to a fulfilling life. Your personal legend is something you always wanted to accomplish in life. The Alchemist written by Paulo Coelho is about a young shepherd named Santiago, who seeks hidden treasure at the foot of the pyramids. It all started with an reoccurring dream of him finding the treasure. As he travels, meet new people, and learns new lessons on life. On his travels he meets a crystal merchant, who tells…

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  • Santiago In The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

    With just one person and one defining moment, can change everything forever. This message is expressed in Paulo Coelho’s Novel The Alchemist. There’s a boy and his name was Santiago, a son of a shepherd who dreams to also become a shepherd, but then changes his mind after he had a recurring dream which prompted him to pursue it. He’s risking his future to pursue a dream that has been explained by a person, an old man, a stranger or an individual known as the King of Salem. The King of Salem is…

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  • The Journey To Knowledge In The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

    The Journey to Knowledge In The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (1988) Santiago was following a recurring dream of finding treasure, but on the way gained a lot of knowledge about omens (Gods signs) ad personal legends (ones faith or story). While his parents wanted him to become a priest he always wanted to see the world, but his father told him that his family35 were poor and the only way for him to see the world was to become a shepherd: and so he did. He always got the same dream under a sycamore…

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  • The Importance Of Personal Dreams In The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

    otherwise known as Personal Legends in the novel The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, are thoughts, goals, and aspirations a person not has only in their mind while asleep but also in reality. An idea that an individual looks forward to as they rise from the morning and gives them happiness. Therefore, Dreamers have set out these ideas with the hopes and wishes that one day they 'll be able to achieve them. Each and everyone in the world ends up having a dream, they may not all realize their dreams at…

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  • Santiago's Personal Journey In The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

    Mingming Tan Read 200 3:30pm The book, The Alchemist, is written by Paulo Coelho. In this book, Santiago is one of the main characters that has a dream to travel pass through the Pyramid and find his treasure. During his journey, he is not only looking for the treasure, but also learning about his personal legend. He becomes wiser, and he is capable of dealing with his obstacles. I think that the most important to me that Santiago learned in his journey is he never gives up. The first reason…

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