* Boring Wisdom
Book review of " The Alchemist”
Regine Carlo N. Alvarez
The theme of the phenomenal novel " The Alchemist” authored by Paulo Coelho revolves around dreams, symbols, and adventure. This tells of a shepherd called Santiago who also travels about Andalusia and when dreams of a treasure hidden in the pyramids of Egypt. It is a book full of perception and existence lessons utilized to achieved one's dreams and fulfill self-happiness.
The story starts in the mythological region of Andalusia in Spain. The shepherd travels along this location to feed his sheep also to sell wool to stores. There he finds peace in the understanding of the place, until his dream can be interpreted with a gypsy woman and complies with the King of Salem (Melchizedek). Following this, he goes to Africa to pursue his dream.
Santiago continuously lives in Africa to earn money. After eleven a few months and nine days, he travels through the entire desert to look for his cherish in the pyramids. Upon coming in Al-Fayoum, he looks for to follow his dreams and there he meets the alchemist.
" The Alchemist” has eight main personas. The first to show up is the leading part who inside the novel, Santiago, he is a new shepherd who travels around Spain (Andalusia); the mysterious old female in the new; appears to be a gypsy; Melchizedek; the King of Salem who is filled with knowledge and wisdom. This individual tells Santiago to follow his dreams; the crystal merchant who the shepherd meets in Tangier. Santiago works pertaining to his go shopping for almost a year to make money; the Englishman who studies alchemy and meets Santiago in the caravan going to Al-Fayoum; Fatima, a desert woman he meet in the beauty. Santiago instantly falls in take pleasure in with her; lastly, the alchemist, the shepherd satisfies the alchemist in the desert and helps him to finally find his prize in the pyramids.
All the six characters will be bound to aid Santiago to find his " Personal Legend” in different methods. Melchizedek (King of Salem) and the aged...