The Alchemist And Paulo Coelho's Sonnet 29

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The main character of both “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho and “Sonnet 29” by William Shakespeare start off upset and try to find peace in something they think will make them happy like becoming rich to get the merchant's daughter or becoming a famous actor. Later in their journey they figure out that their true happiness was within them, such as Santiago seeing and completing everything he wanted to do and becoming happy with what he already had or finding happiness in a friend, mate, or God and happy with himself and what he has. The theme is that happiness most of the time is something someone already have but look past. Someone could have their true happiness beside them but over look it because at the time they think something else is going to make them happier. In “The Alchemist” the writer uses imagery and informal diction as their writing style. They give lots of details when they describe either a person in the story, the directions that the boy was given, his scenery, or even his dreams. It gives you a lot of stuff that someone could put together…show more content…
“The Alchemist” foreshadows through the whole book because he has already taken the journey and is telling you about what happened. The rocks or stones that Santiago was given represent his ways in life and the answers to all of his questions.”The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times” (Coelho), this quote from The Alchemist represents the literary device personification because life can not keep a secret from you really and life can not fall and get back up. In “Sonnet 29” the author uses similes the whole time because in the entire poem he is comparing himself to the guy he wants to be and comparing himself to what he is not. “Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,”(line 6) in this quote he he keeps saying like him because the author is trying to be like him and is depressed every time he compares himself to
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