the alchemist archetypes essay

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  • The Alchemist Archetype

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    The Alchemist Essay Although a hero seems like a faraway distant character who possesses a unique ability that saves humanity, an everyday citizen in society holds the ability to impact the lives of others can become a hero. In the novel, The Alchemist, the protagonist, Santiago, travels as a shepherd but ultimately, follows The Hero’s Journey Archetype. As Santiago pursues a journey for treasure and self-knowledge, Santiago faces several difficult challenges and character-defining moments that

  • Archetypes In The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho And The Odyssey By Homer

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    Truth According to the dictionary, an archetype is “the original pattern or model from which all things are the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form; prototype.” Archetypes are the basic building blocks of any story that is told whether it’s an epic fantasy novel or an intense autobiography about some white guy from 100 years ago. An archetype can be any type of character such as a jester, hero, or a princess. However, archetypes can also be experiences like coming

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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    Throughout Paulo Coelho's world renowned novel, The Alchemist, the usage of archetypes is so evident that even the name in itself is an archetype. However, for an individual to thoroughly articulate that notion, one must delineate what an alchemist essentially is. So with that being stated, an alchemist can be loosely defined as person who takes something of lesser value and turns it into something of greater value through the

  • The Alchemist ( Book )

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    The Alchemist (Book) The Alchemist (Book) Archetype Pyramid/ Triangle Three (Number) Context In Santiago’s dreams, he sees that he must travel to the Pyramids of Giza in order to find the treasure that is hidden for him. After meeting with Melchizedek, he realizes that it is his “Personal Legend” to reach the Pyramids and decides to sacrifice everything that he had to accomplish it. Santiago is given three days to turn himself into the wind

  • A Comparative Analysis of Characters in 'Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?', Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' and 'The Alchemist'

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    synergism of myth and ritual as expressed in a variety of forms (Bittarello) In many stories, there are several archetypes of behavior. It is quite interesting to note that certain themes are repetitive they appear again and again over time in literature, art, music, religion and culture irrespective of the time period of the geographical There are numerous examples of these archetypes in recent mythologically based stories. We have the Jedi Knights in Star Wars; the treasure varies from movie to

  • Carl Jung was a famous psychologist, who founded the ideas of an extroverted and introverted

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    introverted personality, archetypes, and collective unconscious. He dabbled in many other areas such as religion, mythology, and alchemy, while still including his findings in psychology. Carl Jung spent most of the end of his career studying alchemy and incorporating his psychological views into the subject. His rapid interest of alchemy came from a vivid dream about an ancient library of old books. Some of his ideas were that he thought the contents of the alchemists’ psyche became unconsciously

  • Analysis Of ' The Alchemist '

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    Josh Duran PAP English 2 5/14/16 Analytical paper: Dreams Section 4: Archetypes Throughout “The Alchemist” there are various archetypes that contribute to the development of the meaning, which is to always pursue your dreams with passion, and not let any setbacks interfere with the goal in mind. Two archetypes in particular that focus on this are the quest, and the initiate. The quest, which is “a plot that concentrates on finding an object… (Wkbook 233)”, along with being “a long arduous search

  • Essay Archetypal Symbols in the Alchemist

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    The Alchemist was written by Paulo Coelho and it was first published in 1988. It was originally written in Portuguese and has since been translated in 67 different languages. It has sold over 65 million copies worldwide and was awarded “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

  • Magic Realism In The Alchemist

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    Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, first published in Portuguese in 1988 and then translated into English in 1993, follows the travels of a lone shepherd boy, simply named Santiago, in search of his treasure, which is revealed to him through his recurring dreams, and with the help of a gypsy woman, his dream is deciphered and he is given a destination. Along the way, he meets King Melchizedek of Salem, the Englishman, the Alchemist, and many other characters, each of whom play a role in helping him in

  • The Alchemist Essay

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    The Alchemist is a wonderful fiction novel by Paulo Coelho. The novella, published in 1988, is a huge success, selling over 150 million copies and making it to the top charts. (addicted2success) . Coelho succeeds in delivering his message smoothly and innovatively throughout the story; one should forever live to pursue his personal legend and never give up on his dream. (Coelho). The monomyth applies to the main character of the novella, Santiago, a young Shepard with enough passion and will to uncover

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