He's the one getting knocked down by a terrifying horseman. How far would you go to find the answer to a question? The shepherd boy Santiago will become such a pilgrim. However, due to his work ethic and thoughtfulness, he soon helps a shop owner turn around his crystal business. The Alchemist's protagonist, or main character, is named Santiago for a reason. Two years ago, right here on this spot, I had a recurrent dream, too. She smiled, and that was certainly an omen—the omen he had been awaiting, without even knowing he was, for all his life. Interactions with Santiago The Englishman is kind of standoffish when he and Santiago first meet.
When Santiago speaks to them about his dream vision, they decide he must have no money and let him live. He buys a ticket to Tangier, but is robbed of all his money when he gets there. The only female character we are introduced to so far is Fatima. In the novel, The Alchemist, the main character, Santiago, is on the quest to follow his dream. He convinces Santiago to leave Fatima and the caravan for the time to finish his journey to the pyramids, and he offers to accompany Santiago on the next leg of his trip.
Santiago learns the Englishman is traveling with the caravan to the Saharan oasis of Al-Fayoum, where a powerful, 200-year-old alchemist resides. One must never be scared to pursue his or her dreams and must strive really hard to gain what your heart yearns for. He finally reaches his destination. I think that the most important to me that Santiago learned in his journey is he never gives up. But what is the Englishman searching for? He got magical powers out of nowhere. He also gives Santiago the magical stones Urim and Thummim.
This calls for some detective work. He speaks only but the truth. He is the protagonist in the novel The Alchemist. He has spent a long time in university. Because his parents wanted him to become a priest, Santiago has studied Latin, Spanish and theology in a seminary, but he ended his studies prematurely, desiring instead to travel the world.
Santiago is faced with many obstacles that…. And one can always come back. This is a concept from alchemy, but Coelho uses it as a metaphor for life, and in this context it claims that the love between Fatima and Santiago will not spoil with time—if that love is pure. Regardless, it sounds pretty cool, which is why this totally unscientific science captures the imaginations of so many people. He wonders if he would be better off back in Spain with his sheep.
His parents wished for him to become a priest however, Santiago had bigger dreams. Though they are similar in some ways, they are also very different. Santiago will see this girl in a few days, when he sells his flock's wool to her merchant father. Retrieved December 12, 2017 — via YouTube. She is a woman defined by great beauty and hopefulness.
The alchemist continues to travel with Santiago as far as a Coptic monastery several hours from the pyramids. The Englishman challenges Santiago with his intellectual, knowledge- focused approach to life. Having an exciting life seems to be an essential part of Santiago. His message and strong en lightening words seems to carry on with Santiago as he continues his quest to the pyramids. Candy seller — An Arabic speaking merchant whom Santiago helps to erect his stall in the market. That complicated relationship might explain why he's so quick to follow Melchizedek's advice to sell off his sheep and head to Africa. There, Santiago falls in love with Fatima, who lives at the oasis.
Outcome Santiago realizes he must return to Spain after the leader of the Arab refugees who beat him tells him his recurring dream about a ruined church with a sycamore tree growing out of its sacristy. He gives Santiago gold and sends him off. The lead had dried into the shape of the pan, but it was no longer lead. The book teaches the reader to never lose hope. Tarifa- This town is a merchant town in the Andalusian region where Santiago goes to sell his wool.
He scraped from it a sliver as thin as a hair, wrapped it in wax, and added it to the pan in which the lead had melted. In seriousness, this little act points us to an interesting aspect of the novel as a whole. Alongside that determination is a great deal of doubt. He dreamt of a hidden treasure and it became true. If you ask me to summarise the book in a few sentences, I would like to keep it this way:- It is the story of a young guy who leaves his house in search of his dream.
He must accept himself and his own limitations as well as his strengths to persevere and find his treasure. He occasionally does think about giving up and going back to Spain, or later back to Fatima, but something always convinces him to keep going. That he wanted to travel. Start reading this Amazing Novel Today and Bring a change to your life. The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, tells a story of a boy named Santiago, who goes on a long journey to discover his personal legend.