The Alchemist vs The little Prince Essay

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The Alchemist versus The Little Prince

The Alchemist and The Little Prince are two books written by two different authors.

The first book’s author is Paulo Coelho and the second book’s is Antoine de Saint-Exupery,

both of them being written in the twentieth century in two different corners of the world.

The first book, The Alchemist is about a young shepherd named Santiago who decides

to go on a trip to the Piramids in Egypt in order to find his treasure, in other words on a trip

pursuing his destiny as a result of a dream which he had when he was still in Andalusia. There he

met an old king named Melchizedek who encouraged him to pursue his
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In The Alchemist Santiago discovers his truthfully destiny or what does the live

mean for him. He also learns about and he passes through new experiences in his life such

as travelling to a different continent, learning new languages and new cultures. He also

develops his patience working in a crystal shop and clearing pieces of crystal which are very

fragile. But when he finishes his trip he becomes more mature and intelligent, understanding the

way in which the world goes. However, in The Little Prince the author ilustrates a theme

that have an importance in staying young and not becoming like adults seeing not only

the material side of the things in life but to be open-minded and also to love our friends

and to care for them. He underlines this fact through The Little Prince who observes everything

like it should be, not only the oulside part of the things. In the book this fact is reflected when the

little boy observe how perfect is the sheep that the narrator drew in the box he gave to the child. There are two similarities on the plots of those two books. One of them would be that

both of them come back home from where they left with the loved ones and of course living

forever. In The
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