The Personal Legend Of Melchizedek's The Alchemist

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Personal Legends In The Alchemist, the old man named Melchizedek, who is the king of Salem, defines Personal Legends as, “A force that appears to be negative, but actually shows you how to realize your Personal Legend. It prepares your spirit and your will, because there is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission here on earth.” Santiago soon realizes that his Personal Legend is to be a Sheppard, travel and to marry the merchant’s daughter, who he has been in love with and waiting to reunite with for over a year. His family had hoped that he would become a priest, but that wasn’t what he wanted to do. Santiago had a dream of being lead to the Pyramids where there was treasure waiting him. While he sets out on his journey, he and the merchant’s daughter come together and define their love for one another, and she tells him that she will wait for him during his quest to the Pyramids. During his travels, Santiago learns of his strengths and his determination to make it to the treasure, and back to the love of his life. He had been robbed by someone he thought he could trust, he was taken in and given help from a crystal merchant to earn money to continue his travels, he joined a traveling caravan, and he also traveled with the Alchemist, who gave him the clarity he needed to see the road that lies ahead. Life is FULL of
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