The following year, Coelho wrote The Alchemist and published it through a small Brazilian publishing house who made an initial print run of copies and decided not to reprint.
My conclusion to the book is that it was very interesting. On stopping at a monastery the Alchemist proved to Santiago that lead may be turned into gold.
The alchemist He is the most important of all the people who provide support to Santiago on his journey. He then started digging.
Then a few men came up to him and asked what he was doing and Santiago told them about the treasure and they forced him to keep digging. Santiago is amazed at the size and beauty of the oasis as he had pictured it to be a well with a few palm trees.
This was because he had a dream to travel and he thought that becoming a shepherd was a perfect opportunity to do this. Eventually the caravan arrives at the Al Fayoum oasis. Santiago went and told the leaders of the oasis and as he was walking home he was thinking to himself if he died tomorrow it would be no worse than dying on any other day.
Sanitago also found out that her name was Fatima. Santiago was now left in a foreign country with no money for food or anywhere to sleep. After the war Santiago goes to meet with the Alchemist and they talk about the omens and then the Alchemist told Santiago that he would help him find his treasure.
As they continued on their journey they were stopped by over one hundred horsemen and they were taken to a military camp. I also feel that the way that Cohello made the wind and the desert speak was really effective and was needed to make this part of the book good.
She takes no payment but insists that when he finds the treasure he must give her one tenth of it. Throughout the first chapter he continuously talks about the girl and is looking forward to returning to the village to meet her again.
My general thoughts at this part is that it is starting to get adventurous and exciting. The Englishman then tells Santiago that he is going to the Al Fayoum oasis as it is said that the oldest alchemist lives there.
They did not do that to destroy me, they did that to save me. Santiago was working in the crystal merchants for months and thought that with all the money he had made he was going to go back to Spain.
This shows a caring side to Santiago and the innocence of first love. This shows a caring side to Santiago and the innocence of first love.
As Santiago is on his way to go and see the girl, he goes through the small village of Tarifa and remembers that there is a woman there that can read and interpret dreams.
One night Santiago has a dream about finding treasure in the pyramids of Egypt, but before he finds out where the treasure is buried he wakes up. He arrives tired and hungry. Santiago goes to see her and tells her about his dream. Santiago was working in the crystal merchants for months and he then decided that with all the money he had made he was going to go back to Spain.
However, he still was not convinced that he should look for the treasure. As Santiago was travelling his heart told him that where he was brought to tears was where his treasure would be.
When he comes to her shop for an interpretation of his dream, he finds a woman who is mysterious, but also On his travels Santiago falls in love with a girl whom he met when selling wool to her father. Santiago befriended him and showed an interest in the books that the Englishman was reading.
This shows how Santiago is maturing and absorbing information. Santiago went back to Spain and went to the old church but not with his sheep but with a shovel.May 09, · The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis of the use of foreshadowing and irony; a multiple-choice.
Another development came in Novemberwhen he finished uploading around 80, documents-manuscripts, diaries, photos, reader letters, press clippings-and created a virtual Paulo Coelho Foundation, together with the physical foundation which is based in Geneva.
The Alchemist (Coelho) Character List. Buy Study Guide. Santiago. Santiago is the protagonist of the The Alchemist.
Born in a small town in Andalusia, Santiago attends the seminary as a boy but longs to travel the world. He finally gets the courage to ask his father's permission to become a shepherd so that he can travel the fields of Andalusia.
Santiago - An adventurous young Andalusian shepherd determined to fulfill his Personal Legend, which is to find a treasure at the foot of the Egyptian pyramids. He is. Character Development of Santiago in Paulo Coelho's, The Alchemist Pages: 5 ( words) Published: January 8, In the opening chapter of the book, we are introduced to Santiago, a young shepherd in the regions of Andalusia, Spain.
The Alchemist study guide contains a biography of author Paulo Coelho, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summa The Alchemist is a modern fable by Paulo Coelho.Download