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The Alchemist And Gifted Hands Essay

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Christopher Orobinsky
The quote "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." In my opinion this quote is true because you do need experience to do or know something. Although reading can give you a lot of knowledge it’s not enough for you in the real world. To become a doctor you actually need experience but knowledge is just as important. I believe that this quote can be applied to “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story” by Ben Carson with Cecil Murphey and “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, because in these books the author portrays the challenges and hardships the people faced which is their experience and the
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But he overcame it with the help of his mom who helped convince him to continue studying and take school more seriously and because of this grades rose and reached the top of the class once again. In the book the “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho the author writes about a shepherd named Santiago who tries to complete his Personal legend which is to travel and find his treasure. In this book he goes through many hardships to achieve his personal legend but with this experience he learns the secret of happiness which is to do what you love but not to forget the task at hand. On his journey to find his personal legend he had to overcome many obstacles to no stray of the path. One obstacle that he faces is in the beginning of the book when he sails and arrives to Africa. There he didn’t know the native language but one person came up to him who spoke his language. He asked the stranger if he could lead the way to Egypt and the stranger agreed to him but he was a thief. So when he had the opportunity he stole Santiago’s leaving him penny less. By then he already wanted to give up on his personal legend and go back to being a shepherd but he could because he didn’t have the money for it. So he got a job there and after a year he had enough money to buy a ticket back and double the amount of sheep he had. But something made him not instead he continued his personal quest because of the kings words. So he continued on and got stuck at an oasis because
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