Character Sketch Of The Alchemist

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Santiago is the protagonist of the Alchemist. He is a sheperd from a small town and ever since he had been a child, he had wanted to know the world, He is of curious nature. The dream that changed his life is about finding the treasure near the Egyptian pyramids. He travels from Andalusia in southern Spain to the Egyptian pyramids is search of hidden treasure learning life lessons along the way.

Name of Character: Alchemist
Description: The Alchemist is a mysterious character and an extremely powerful practitioner of alchemy who resides at the Al-Fayoum oasis. He appears to possess magical powers and he is able to convert all metals into gold and cure all ills. The mythical magic that surrounds his desert existence enchants even those who …show more content…

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In Alchemist, Paulo Coelho describes the story of a young shepherd named Santiago, who found a treasure beyond his wildest dreams. While on his way, he learnt many things like listening to his heart and releasing that his dreams are the part of the soul of universe.
Santiago has a few desires, he loves to roam with his sheeps while having a book in his bag. In his meeting with the Melchizedek who consider himself to be a king of a far off land, decided to search for his treasures. Upon arriving in Africa after selling his sheeps to pursue his dream, he faced many difficulties in his journey of searching for treasure. He was robbed off the first day and he can’t even speak Arabic. He became dishearted and decided to give up and return back but then he remember the words of the Melchizedek an continued his journey, He got a job in a crystal store and earned enough money to buy sheeps but rather than buying them, he joined a caravan to Egypt.
During the caravan, he met an Englishmen who has the same personal legend and his thoughts were same as Melchizedek. Santiago wants to learn the secrets of Alchemy by observing the world while the Englishman was in favor of reading complex books. During their voyage, they heard the rumors of the tribal

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