The Alchemist Character Analysis

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The Alchemist
One of the themes The Alchemist shares is with an article titled “ESPN anchor Stuart Scott’s rare cancer” Stuart Scott, like Santiago, shows that it is important to follow your dreams even when you encounter struggles. In the novel, Santiago didn’t want to become a priest, like his father wished; instead his dream was to travel the world. His father gave him three gold coins to buy sheep to travel with, but when he went to Tangier a man stole Santiago’s coins by lying, saying that he was going to buy him camels to guide him to the pyramids. However, that didn’t stop him from following his dream of wanting to travel. The novel states that, “The secret of life is to fall seven times to get up eight times” even after you encounter obstacles in life, it is important to stay focused on your goals and never give up on your dreams. After Santiago got robbed he found a job and worked extremely hard for years to save enough money to make the trip to the pyramids. This novel also reads that, “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Never let fear conquer your mind’s ability to achieve your dreams as fear is your dreams worst enemy. Similarly, the article published by CBS news “ESPN anchor Stuart Scott’s rare cancer” discusses Stuart Scott’s life story and his difficult struggles. It reveals that Stuart Scott experienced stomach pains in 2007 and was rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed

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