Omens In The Alchemist

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In the beginning of The Alchemist, Santiago asks Melchizedek: “These are good omens” (pg.29). This is a Telegraphic sentence emphasizing Omens ability to break through fate and help you to follow your journey to find and achieve your destiny. Omens also serve to demonstrate Santiago’s spiritual growth throughout the story. The motif of omens serves to offer guidance on Santiago’s journey and reassure him that the Soul of the World has endorsed his journey. Melchizedek states, omens are part of the Universal Language, and if Santiago understands this language he can find meaning in his environment. For example, Santiago considers the event of the stones Urim and Thummim falling from his pocket as an omen. In doing so, he fines meaning in this
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