Saturday, March 2, 2019
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist Following your dream is no easy task. Thesis asseveration Paulo Coelhos book, The Alchemist (1988), demonstrates a boy named capital of Chile following his dream, also cognize as his own(prenominal) falsehood, and encounters motley obstacles, which will convey him to what he will become. The connection make by Paulo Coelho in this manuscript was, each(prenominal) that is near him will eventu every last(predicate)y assist the effort do by the individual (Santiago). Paulo Coelho reveals many spiritual/religious references tied with the acts and decisions of Santiago, and how they guide him, and how he follows them up to obtain his desired dream.Introduction An old man that he had met in his village awakes Santiago, a young shepherd. Awoken in the sense that this man say he was a King, and had inspired Santiago to follow his individual(prenominal) Legend, basically, his dream, and had served knowledge to this young fellow. Throughout Santiagos journ eys, good omens had make him pursue his goal. The shepherd encounters various strangers, which help him, willingly or not, to drop back his goal. During his quest, he awakes various senses he never had before, such as well-grounded wisdom, communicating with nature, a spiritual connection with God, and the art of Alchemy.Santiago constantly takes solemn risks, which are considered challenges in the face of God. Throughout his whole journey, Santiago persistently follows his one and only reason of being, his dream, which is to find the appreciate he ideate of as a shepherd, and throughout his whole adventure, every little stop that crossed him, every lesson that he had been taught, with or without words, the soul of the world that he understood to communicate with, every little detail had defined his received treasure. Body Essay As pointed out, Santiago was a dream chaser, he privationed to discover his Personal Legend, what pushed him to do so was a wise old king Melchizede k. The fact that a King would announce to a shepherd is very odd, although the King was doing it for several reasons, it may imply the fact that he wanted to make other people build and drive them to know their Personal Legend as shown Why would a king be talking with a shepherd? the boy asked, dreaded and embarrassed. For several reasons. yet lets say that the most significant is that you have succeeded in discovering your Personal Legend. (21) This explains how the king is trying to help the Santiago realize his reason of life.As stated previously, he had overcome an obstacle that had assumption him patience, wisdom, and a lesson. He necessitated to understand that everything had a soul, which when he was an apprentice quartz glass merchant, had taught him these qualities. Everything on earth is being continuously transformed, because the earth is alive . . . and it has a soul. We are part of that soul, so we rarely recognize that it is working for us. But in the crystal shop you probably realized that even the glass were collaborating in your success. (79) This spiritual reference indicates that if he insisted on succeeding his dream, everything close to him, conscious/unconscious will be of assistance to him. Long travels were endured by Santiago yet, he was on the verge of giving up his Personal Legend for a woman, which is natural. The love he felt for Fatima, (the woman he loved), was an asset that pushed him to go further on and chasing his dream, yet, at the same time, it made him doubt the fact that if this was all worth the chase, the gamble of life and death. During the trinity year, the omens will continue to speak of your treasure and your Personal Legend.Youll walk around, iniquity after night at the oasis, and Fatima will be unhappy because shell step it was she who interrupted your quest. But you will love her, and shell return your love. Youll remember that she never asked you to stay, because a woman of the desert knows that s he must await her man. So you wint blame her. But many times youll walk the littoral zone of the desert, thinking that maybe you could have left . . . that you could have trusted to a greater extent in your love for Fatima. Because what kept you at the oasis was your own guardianship that you might never come back. At that point, the omens will tell you that your treasure is buried forever. (120) Here is another example of the proverb shown in the book, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it, as which everything around him drives him to go further and pursuit his dream. He realized that his dream had shown him all these magnificent experiences nothing would stop him at this point, even Santiago, a shepherd, a boy, did not fear death. His dream meant everything to him. Conclusion Santiago, a simple shepherd, made it very far in life by just prosecute in an extremist way his true goal in life, his Personal Legend.He had overcome every obstac le God and nature intended to interrogation him with, and succeeded in a redeeming way. It is wonderful how Paulo Coelho shows that when you pursue what you love in life, everything around you, living or unconscious, will help you. Santiago proves bravery, strength, wisdom, patience, and various other qualities. It is astonishing how by doing things with love, and joy, you connect with the world and God. Santiago at this point, had completed his emptiness, he achieved his one true meaning, his dream and goal.