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    interesting journey to find his Personal Legend. Paulo Coleho uses the characters The Englishman, a novice in the art of magic and alchemy (probably a student), Fatima, Santiago’s love interest and treasure, Santiago , the main character, and Melchizedek, King of Salem, to explore the theme of Everyone has a “Personal Legnend.” In the first half of the novel, Santiago meets a Gypsy/Old Woman who helps to find the theme by telling him, “you must go the Pyramids in Egypt. I have never heard of them, but,

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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

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    treasure right where he had slept before, which ends the story and leaves Santiago satisfied that he has finished his Personal Legend. Significance Geographically: In the real world, the abandoned church is in Spain and is about a four days journey (walking) from Tarifa. Tarifa - Significance to the Story: This city makes a huge impact on Santiago because he meets the old king who tells him that he should follow his dream about going to the Egyptian Pyramids. The

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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

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    Alchemist by Paulo Coelho What sets your heart on fire? What dreams are at your core? According to Paulo Coelho this is called a Personal Legend. A Personal Legend is one’s hopes and dreams, "what you have always wanted to accomplish" (Coelho, 21). At the start of the novel, we meet Santiago; an Andalusian shepherd with a dream of finding treasure in the Pyramids of Egypt, yet does not know what he should do when he is confronted by his dream. But by the end of the novel Santiago completely trusts his

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    The Alchemist

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    upon his own personal legend in which he is introduced to a whole new world filled with companions that help him along his journey. He dreams of the Pyramids in Egypt and wishes to understand this recurring dream so finds a gypsy who tells him to simply travel across the desert to find his treasure in Egypt. This leaves him pondering the idea to leave all he has come to know and love in pursuit of his supposed personal legend. It is not until he is approached by a wise old king in the marketplace

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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

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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

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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

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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

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