A Legend of Old Egypt

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  • A Personal Legend In Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist

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    personal legend? In The Alchemist the king of Salem says that one’s personal legend is “...what you have always wanted to accomplish” (21). This novel is about a young boy who travels the desert, pursuing his personal legend, trying to find his treasure. Meanwhile, he learns how to connect with the world and many other valuable lessons, including his own personal legend. Paulo Coelho writes about person legends all throughout the book. He doesn’t just talk about Santiago’s personal legend, he talks

  • The Alchemist Summary

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    had a dream every night that that a boy tells him to go to seek treasure in egypt. Next he decides that he goes to a gypsy to see what the dream actually meant. She then tells him he should go but he has to hand over 1/10th of his treasure that he finds. A few days later he was sitting on a bench in a park and a mysterious man sits next to him and asked him what booke he was reading and the thought he cant read he is old. They get to talking and the mysterious man was actually a king. The king of

  • Reflection Of The Alchemist

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    go to Egypt himself to learn if there is anything out for him. For that message she asks for one tenth of the treasure. Setting off to seek what there is to find the quest itself creates conflict within himself simply to find out what his personal legend is. He risks everything he has to go and find a treasure that may or may

  • Santiago In John Steinbeck's The Alchemist

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    night in an abandoned church, he dreamed of a child telling him that he will find treasure in the pyramids. The next day he meets a man in the town of Tarifa, who sends him on a journey to the other side of Africa. Early into the journey he meets an old king whose name is Melchizedek, who advices him to sell

  • Santiago In The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

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    Santiago’s personal legend is to find a treasure next to the pyramids in Egypt. Santiago meets with a gypsy and she tells him to go to Egypt to find a treasure. After the gypsy, he meets the King of Salem and he convinces Santiago to go to the pyramids. At first Santiago was unsere about whether to believe them or not but then he says “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” (Pg.11). Santiago then sells his sheep to be able to travel to Egypt. Without the king

  • Theme Of The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

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    this was made know to him in a dream. However, what originally started out as a journey to find tangible treasures turns into a journey of finding his “Personal Legend.” When Santiago firsts learns more about his recurring dream from an old gypsy woman, he doesn’t immediately take action. Without having any clue on how to get to Egypt, and remembering that “he had a number of things he had to take care of”, he decides not to follow through with the

  • Comparing the Reign of Ramses II with the Reign of Sargon of Akkad

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    Comparison and Contrast of Ramses II and Sargon of Akkad Ramses II and Sargon of Akkid are rules or legand and considered among the great rulers of their civilizations. Ramses II was the Pharoah of Egypt from 1303 B.C. until 1213 B.C. During which time he expanded the Egyptian empire and founded a culture that would remain for hundreds of years. Sargon of Akkad was the King of Mesopotamia from 2270 B.C. until 2215 B.C. During his reign the Mesopotamian empire was also increased the result of

  • Looking For Little Egypt By Donna Carlton

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    Looking For Little Egypt By Donna Carlton. Bloomington, IN: IDD Books, 1994. 103 pages. $14.95 paperback. The mystique and murk that shroud the legend and disparate accounts of the mysterious Little Egypt – who stirred up much controversy in the United States in the time after the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893 – only highlights the significance of the character in the evolution of belly dance and America’s perception of it. Most historical memoirs of danse du ventre, known as belly dancing

  • Essay Archetypal Symbols in the Alchemist

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    “Best Fiction Corine International Award” in 2002. It follows a story of a boy named Santiago who is following his personal legend. The Alchemist has many archetypal themes and symbols including wise old men, women, and the nature around him. Throughout this novel, Coelho uses archetypal men. The men he uses are the Alchemist, his father, and the King of Salem. Wise old men symbolize the ‘savior’, ‘redeemer’, and the ‘guru’. The first of the three wise men that Santiago encounters is his father

  • Personal Legend InThe Alchemist, By Paulo Coehlo

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    one's Personal Legend, one must work hard to accomplish it. This is not an easy task to do, especially when you are a young shepherd boy. “The Alchemist” is a novel written by Paulo Coehlo. The main character is a boy, Santiago, which seeks out his Personal Legend and the alchemist helps him discover himself along the way. In the novel, Coelho uses symbols, character development, and setting to create a deeper meaning. Santiago does not use his own motivation to pursue his Personal Legend, but it is