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  • `` Fullmetal Alchemist `` By Hiromu Arakawa

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    “Fullmetal Alchemist” by Hiromu Arakawa is a book that perfectly reflects on human behaviour, and though does contain fictional content, makes many references to real world struggles and issues. It deals with small, more intimate issues like doubt of your loved ones, but also reflects on international issues like racism. It is a story that teaches us to not be too quick to react. It teaches us that we should not yearn for the past, and aim for a future where we will not have anything to yearn for

  • The Alchemist

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    The Alchemist "A Fable About Following Your Dreams." By Paulo Coelho The Alchemist I. Life of the Author Paulo Coelho was born on 1947, Brazilian writer, best known for mystical fables told in simple yet symbolic language. He has received wide popular acclaim both in Brazil and internationally for his work about spiritual quests of self-discovery. Written in Portuguese, Coelho’s books have been translated into many languages. Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • The Alchemist

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    Gary Puente Title: The Alchemist Author: Paulo Coelho Date: 9/6/12 Quotes: “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 on earth.” (Melchizedek) “We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or our possessions or our property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same

  • The Alchemist

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    The Alchemist The Alchemist is a novel first published in 1988 by Brazilian-born author Paulo Coehlo. It has sold more than 65 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best selling books of all time, and has been translated in over 60 languages. The book follows an adventurous shepherd boy named Santiago who has recurring dream leads him on a journey to find hidden treasure. The book begins Santiago has the same troubling recurring dream, when sleeping under a sycamore that grows out of

  • The Alchemist

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    Sonia arzola Reading 158 Professor Robert A. Unger 01 November 2012 The Alchemist Foreshadowing or first obstacle helps to identify, or gives a hint (idea) of what the problem of the story is. Paolo Coelho has several foreshadowing events in the Alchemist; for example, the scene in which Santiago relates his dream to the gypsy, regarding the Egyptian pyramids. The dream itself is an indication of a foreshadowing event. It indicates the events that eventually will occur through the book, ‘’gives

  • Themes In The Alchemist

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    The Alchemist depicts a story of a humble and youthful shepherd named Santiago, who is looking for a treasure beyond his wildest dreams, or his Personal Legend. The Alchemist, written by Paulo Coelho shows the many difficulties in not only realizing, but also having the strength and stamina to follow your dreams. Paulo Coelho tackles big and complex universal themes in The Alchemist, however these themes are explained uses simplistic ideas and events in the book. This is why, perhaps, The Alchemist

  • The Art Of Darkness : A Literary Era Of Suspense, Mystery, And Terror

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    The term gothic serves as the ideal backdrop for a literary era of suspense, mystery, and terror. A haunted mansion bursting with secrets, a naïve helpless heroine, and the male hero that saves the day are all quintessentially gothic. When Ellen Moers first coined the term “Female Gothic” in her 1976 book, Literary Women, she defined it as “the work that women writers have done in the literary mode that, since the eighteenth century have been termed Gothic” (Moers). Her argument that Female Gothic

  • Themes In The Alchemist

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    The Alchemist is about a young shepherd who has a recurring dream of finding treasure. He then goes on a long journey with many obstacles, but finds the treasure years later back in Andalusia, where the adventure started. Themes give The Alchemist insightful thoughts that connect to the modern world and people. The story is simplistic and easy to read, but the messages require the reader to interpret the story in their own way. The characters and settings provide a more detailed description of looking

  • The Alchemist Reflection

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    Following your heart will set you apart Have you ever imagined completing a task using only your heart and not being able to rely on other people, just your heart? In The Alchemist Santiago has a dream he knows he needs to follow and he knows he can’t rely on other people in order to achieve it. In the novel, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, Santiago learns, “Remember where your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” First of all, Santiago works hard with help along the way. Second of all

  • Themes In The Alchemist

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    by just being yourself and lending a helping hand. In the novel, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, Santiago learns, “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.” On his journey, Santiago encounters a king and learns some important lessons. Second, Santiago works at a crystal shop to earn money and helps the shopkeeper make money. Finally, Santiago learns about courage from the Alchemist. First, Santiago meets with a king and watches as a butterfly flutters