He thought of the war as a curse, but now he sees it as a The Pyramids of Egypt. And suddenly [he] took me by both hands and transported me to the Egyptian Pyramids Santiago is an Andalusian shepherd boy who learns through a dream of a treasure in the Egyptian pyramids.
Suggested by Members The author names the main character Santiago, but mainly calls him the boy for the rest of the book. Aside from Santiago himself, Melchizedek is the most important character in The Alchemist. Ironically, the scarab beetle — a humble, ugly thing — represented God to the Egyptians, and it represents God to Coelho, as well.
Earlier in the story, the alchemist told Santiago "when you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.
He explained that he was able to write at this pace because the story was "already written in [his] soul. He has to go through the entire process and achieve his objective.
Some thieves see Santiago digging in the sand and think he is hiding something.
The treasure he discovers when he returns home is an added bonus. How did the Englishman and Santiago feel about each other?
Santiago then embarks on a long path of working for a crystal merchant so as to make enough money to fulfil his personal legend and go to the pyramids. The blending of conventional ideas with an exotic setting makes old truths seem new again.
Santiago listens to his heart and his dreams God speaking and finds his treasure. Therefore, the pyramids come to symbolize all that Santiago experiences along the way toward the end goal of his Legend.
Released in the U. Santiago begins digging for the treasure at the foot of the pyramids, but two men accost him and beat him. All of a sudden, the child gets up, takes him by both hands, and transports him all the way to the Egyptian pyramids.Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coehlo introduces Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who one night dreams of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids.
And so he's off: leaving Spain to literally follow his dream. Discussion Questions The Alchemist. by Paulo Coelho. 1. At the start of his journey, when Santiago asks a gypsy woman to interpret his dream about a treasure in the Egyptian pyramids, she asks for one tenth of the treasure in return.
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Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids.
Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coehlo introduces Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who one night dreams of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. And so he's off: leaving Spain to literally follow his dream/5(M). In Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist, dreams are the things that lead one to find his or her Personal Legend.
In Santiago's case, his dreams seem to be calling him to the Pyramids where he will find.Download