Comparing The Alchemist And The Hundred Foot Journey

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In the stories of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and The Hundred Foot Journey, the protagonists embark on a journey which eventually returns them to their origin, allowing them to see how they evolve throughout their path and how their views of the world change. Santiago travels to the Sahara Desert to find his treasure, but realizes his Personal Legend is not the material wealth he gains, rather, how he balances the mind and heart to achieve success. Hassan looks to the people around him to give him the strength to succeed, but his power to succeed comes from within. Santiago and Hassan travel between continents, but return to their start. This allows them to realize that their Personal Legend is not the material wealth they receive – rather,
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