Santiago,the boy who was born in a priest’s family and was put up to become a priest.But ever since he had been a child,he had wanted to know the world ,and this was much more important than knowing about God and learning about mans’ sins.He summed up courage and told his father that he want travel all over the world and learn.He is a humble shepherd whose desires are few–he wants to be free to roam with his sheep, to have some wine in his wineskin and a book in his bag. Fate intervenes, however, in the form of the recurring dream of a great treasure hidden thousands of miles away at the base of the Egyptian Pyramids. When Santiago meets melchizedek, a strange wise man who claims he is a king from a far-off land, he decides to seek his treasure. The next day, Santiago sells his sheep and embarks to Africa to pursue his dream.
Upon arriving in Africa, though, it becomes apparent that things will not be as easy as he thought. The first day Santiago is in Tangiers, he is robbed and left completely alone, unable to speak a single word of Arabic. At first Santiago contemplates giving up and turning around. He remembers …show more content…
Hearts can be treacherous, but the best way to keep them from fooling you is to listen to them intently. Almost to the pyramids, Santiago and the Alchemist are taken prisoner by a warring tribe. The Alchemist tells the tribesmen that Santiago is a powerful magician who can turn himself into the wind. The tribesmen are impressed and will spare the lives of the men if Santiago can do it. The only problem is that Santiago has no idea what he is doing. After three days of meditating, Santiago uses his knowledge of the Soul of the World to ask the elements to help him. First he asks the desert, then he asks the wind, then he asks the sun and, finally, he asks the Soul of the World. Immediately, the wind whips up, and Santiago disappears and reappears on the other side of the
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A spiritual journey is not all about the discovery, more importantly it is about uncovering the inner nature of one’s being. In the light of, a spiritual growth which is seen in Santiago's character due to the fact, he was not centered on the journey itself. Instead, he was engaged with the meaning of the atmospheric elements along the way which directed his path with a sense of purpose. During Santiago's journey he will learn about the interconnectedness of the surrounding world through the omens of nature that will reveal a hidden message about of the soul of the world. Additionally, Santiago learns along his travels that his personal legend is the essence of his life as well as, the purpose of his existence to fulfill his individual legend
Santiago: Santiago is a shepherd boy from a small town in Spain. He is also the protagonist of The Alchemist. Santiago goes on a journey to find treasure at the Great Pyramids in Egypt. He is determined and wants to learn all that he can about the world, which allows him to overcome challenges and complete his destiny. He is very brave. Santiago takes every opportunity to learn that he possibly can.
Throughout The Alchemist there were many twists and turns as well as changes to the main character Santiago. He had to adapt to the different ways of life in each place he visited, and had the tenacity to never give up on his journey even when times became tough, i.e. when he was robbed. Santiago started out as a shepherd, happy with how life was, maybe a sense of wanting more; later he encountered a king, gypsies, and others along the way who literally wanted him to follow his dreams because they could change a person’s life. He had to take risks and leave everything he had known behind to follow something he knew little to none about. When Santiago wanted to stay within his boundaries, he was pushed by the people he met which enabled him
To begin, Santiago works his hardest and makes everything around him better for money to Egypt. For example, while Santiago is at the crystal merchant shop, he needs money to continue his Personal Legend, so he works hard for the rest of the day: "I can work for the rest of today...I need money for Egypt tomorrow "(49-50). When he makes as many good changes to the shop as he can, he makes everything around him is better so the crystal merchant can have good business. In other words, Santiago strives to be his greatest to achieve his dream. To conclude, rather than not trying his best, he uses his knowledge to
The boy was a shepherd going throughout the lands selling wool, but twice now he had the same dream, where there was a little boy leading him throughout Egypt to where treasure would be, yet as soon was the boy would show him where, he woke up. Seeking help from a Gipsy to find this treasure, he agreed that in return 1/10 of the treasure would be hers. After talking to the Gipsy he meet an old man who sat down next to him, they held a conversation, after a while the boy found out that the old man was a king that knew of where the treasure of hidden, and he told him to follow his dream, and gave him two rocks named Urim and Thummim. Santiago then raised enough money to go to Egypt, while there he met a boy at a bar who then agreed to take them Santiago to the pyramids if he was in charge of his money, and Santiago agreed. While he was looking at a sword the boy ran off leaving Santiago with no money. Having no money, he had to find a job, but Arabic, being the main langue there, made it
He was robbed of all his money forcing him to take work with a shop keeper. It worked to his benefit though, because after working for the shop keeper for awhile, the store became very successful and allows Santiago to take another risk and try pursuing his destiny once again. He could’ve taken his riches and go back home, but he didn’t. He knew that fear for the outcomes shouldn’t keep him from pursuing his destiny. This showed his growth in taking risks without being pulled back from fear; however, this was tested when later on in the book he was captured by Arab men. The Alchemist, a man who accompanied along with Santiago on his journey told the men that Santiago get them back by becoming the wind in three days. Santiago, absolutely terrified spent his days meditating about the desert and on the raid. The Alchemist saw the terror in his eyes and gave him wise words to remember, “Don’t give in to your fears….if you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”(128) These words carried him through the long 3 days and gave him the ability to conquer his fear once again and become the wind that the men of the tribe gaped at in
The novel is about Santiago a young Spanish shepherd who is from Andalusia and longs to travel the world. One night santiago dreams of a treasure buried near the pyramids of Egypt, which, he decides to find. On his journey Santiago meets many obstacles and trials, he often feels unsure whether he should continue to complete his personal legend or not. Along his journey santiago faces many different people who become teachers to him, giving him many important life lessons. In the end Santiago realises that his treasure is not buried near the pyramids but is buried right back where his journey began, under the tree where he had the dream. He digs under the tree and finds a beautiful chest full of gold and gems. He only has one journey left
Santiago helpied the man grow his buissiness and at the same time he helped him selve.The boy leared alot in his time there he learied that not all people realize their dreams in the same way.The boy felt like giving up and returning to his old life style ,but he continued to push foeried .Since santiago had egought money to countine he decided to cross the desert with a caravan where he met an englishman.He learnied that the englishman wantied to become a Alchemist ,but he was mostly looking for the philosopher stone . santiago was on his was to AL-Fayoum ,one step closer to his goal.when he arrived to this destination santiago met the Alcamist who was teaching him truley understand the unviersal language of the world,inadiition he also taught his the soul of the world.Santiago ment this women named fatima who he fell in love with ,but he learned to recongize that his love for her could wait,his destiny/dreams coundn’t .One of the things santiago learned from the alcamist was that a hores was more trust worthey ,because a camel could walk forever and die but the horse would give you signs of his death .The alcamist lead santiago to the pyramid teaching him all he neeied to know .Without knowing it the boy was becoming and alcamisht hiselve
Santiago is a curious boy whose open mind makes him particularly suited to finding his Personal Legend. He also values his freedom very highly, which is why he becomes a shepherd and why he resists involvement in things that threaten
Then Santiago finds two men who help him travel the Sahara desert, the Englishman and the camel driver. Finally, we see Santiago reach the oasis with help from the Englishman and the camel driver. We notice that throughout the settings of this story, Santiago meets important people who help him get to the Egyptian pyramids, whether its just a
A dream was bothering Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd. He has the dream every time he slept under a sycamore tree that grows out of an abandoned church. In the dream, a small boy tells him to look for treasure at the bottom of the pyramids in Egypt. Santiago talked to a gypsy to interpret the dream, and told him to go to Egypt. An old man called Melchizedek claimed to be King of Salem, and repeated what the gypsy said; that it is his ‘Personal Legend’ to go to the pyramids. Melchizedek convinces Santiago to sell his sheep and go to Tangier. When Santiago arrived, he’s robbed, forcing him to work for a man that sells crystals. The merchant taught Santiago lessons, and Santiago encouraged him to take risks with his business. Santiago finally became wealthy.
In the book The Alchemist, a boy by the name of Santiago goes through a journey to fulfill his dream and Personal Legend. Although he succeeds in the end, this boy faces some conflicts that cause him to bring him back and suppress his mission. Santiago appears as the hero, but he also seems to play the role of his own villain. In this man versus self conflict, you can see several times throughout the novel by Paulo Coelho where he happens to arise as one of the only people or forces holding him back from his treasure and what he could have.
Santiago, who is a shepherd boy from Andalusia, was sleeping near a sycamore tree in an abandoned church when he had a dream of a child who tells him that he will discover a treasure at the pyramids of Egypt. He told a gypsy about his dream and she told him that it is a prophecy and he should follow it. Then Santiago meets an enigmatic old man named Melchizedek, or the King of Salem. Santiago learns about good and bad omens from him and that it is his responsibility to pursue his Personal Legend. Melchizedek also gives him two stones called Urim and Thummim to interpret and read omens. Afterwards, Santiago sells his herd and buys a ticket to Tangier, in Northern Africa. Not long after he arrives, a thief steals all of his money and he finds a job in a crystal shop where he makes many
The protagonist of the novel is a young man named Santiago. Growing up in impoverished circumstances, but he always dreamed of traveling around the world. And he agreed to his father used his fortune to buy a sheep. However, in his dreams, Santiago often see images of a child led him to the foot of the Pyramids and say here buried a large treasure. So, he decided to abandon the sheep had been with her all these years to travel to Egypt in search of
As Santiago and The Alchemist continued their journey, they were suddenly surrounded by tribesmen, captured to the nearby military camp, and then accused of being spies. I was bewildered when The Alchemist gave the chief all of Santiago’s money and tells him Santiago is able to turn into the wind, and that they would show him his power in three days. However, I felt like this was some sort of test he had to exceed to be able to obtain infinite knowledge and power. When the third day came, Santiago was able to communicate with the desert, the wind, and the sun. He also recognized the “Soul of God,” within him, and successfully turned into the wind. At first I was confused by what this all meant, and I still am because the lesson is so empowering,