Santiago’s Personal Legend “When you want something, all the universe will conspire in helping you to achieve it.” (Coelho, 22 ) Paulo Coelho expresses the importance of achieving ones goals and fulfilling their own Personal Legends throughout “The Alchemist”, Like many other works of literature Coelho goes into detail about many universal themes, including leaving people behind to realize a goal and the balance of sacrifice in relation to reward, this is demonstrated though a boy named Santiago’s journey, using a great deal of allusions, symbolism, and imagery that people can relate to. Throughout “The Alchemist”, Santiago is faced with the burden of having to leave people or things behind that he cares about in order to accomplish his dreams. He comes into contact with many people who support, and help him though this, and some people who appear to set him back. He proves through his journey that when you want something badly enough anything is possible. Santiago first leaves his family behind to become a shepherd in order to have the opportunity to travel the world.
Predestined Fate In Paul Coelho’s The Alchemist, Santiago embarks on a spiritually awakening journey of fate and freewill to complete his Personal Legend. He liberates himself from the sabotaging spells that blind his society, attempts feats few are capable of doing, and encounters The Alchemist. Santiago stumbles upon situations of interest and inspiration in his adventure that reveal a soundless battle between his will and his fate. The author successfully illustrates an interesting truth about Santiago’s journey, it is predestined from the beginning; every experience and act of freewill is driven by his fate to accomplish his Personal Legend. Santiago’s choices are controlled by fate; the ones he makes before he becomes a shepherd lead him towards his Personal Legend.
However, throughout the journey he hangs out with an Englishman who also seeks for An Alchemist to let him know about this Universal language he’s trying to understand. The Englishman is encouragement for the boy who’ s seeking the treasure because know he knows that he’s not the only one who believes in omens and in search of an Alchemist for wisdom. The essence of this far away journey is the boy’s ability to understand that looking for a treasure costs a lot of hard work while perceiving understanding of the outside world that includes friendship, work, love and amusing resources as well as dreadful. Experience is what the boy is gaining knowledge of because he finally is uncovering himself of the childhood he used up to become a
Critically assess with reference to William James, the argument from religious experience. The argument from religious experience seems to state that we can experience God and therefore God must exist, for surely what we experience must be real. William James, American psychologist and philosopher, worked to expand on and validate this topic. James defined religious experience as ‘The feelings, acts and experiences of individual men in their solitude, so far as they apprehend themselves to stand in relation to whatsoever they may consider divine.’ He then identified the four types of mystical experiences: ineffable, noetic, transient, passive. An ineffable experience is one that cannot easily be articulated.
Themes. A) Dreams. A theme in The Alchemist is to follow ones dreams; Santiago was unsure at first, but later on he completes his dream and finds his treasure. B) faith. Santiago didn't have faith in himself; however, the Old King did which made him believe in himself.
Their desire to educate themselves through their own unique learning styles. Benjamin Franklin desired books from a very young age, but accidentally came across his talent. Although working with his brother gave him the opportunity to explore his skills as an Apprentice. Franklin realized he had an unquestionable passion to further his learning. Nevertheless, Franklin valued his scholarly skills and continuously tried to improve them
The gratification he gains from seeing his son grow and flourish throughout the novel has to be one of the most fulfilling experiences a parent can have. The man also experiences a spiritual transformation as a result of his hardships. When a person experiences crisis in their lives they can turn to their spirituality. The father is a perfect example of this. He could easily become selfish and self centered given the circumstances, but he sticks with his ethics given the thinking that his reward will be greater in the longer
The concept of karma in religion is logically attractive and intellectually compelling but controversial in nature. In Hinduism karma causality is the relation between an event and a second event, where the second event is understood as a consequence of the first. This creates a system of actions and reactions throughout a soul’s reincarnated life. Causality is said to be applicable not only to the material world but also to our thoughts, words, actions and actions that others do under our instructions. When the cycle of rebirth
(Matthew 22:37-39) From Jesus’ words we understand the importance of true love and the absolute necessity of its practice in the life of the Christian. Too often is seen the misinterpretation of love as a temporary occurrence that comes and goes in people’s lives and the true definition is lost. The Christian must humbly demonstrate love to God and others by offering their entire life as a living sacrifice. (Romans 12:1) The cold arguments in favor of the advancement cannot prevail against the love of Christ that is found evident in the life of the Christian. Love is the most important weapon in the arsenal of a believer (1 Corinthians 13), and it is vital that the true definition of love be communicated to Advancement thinkers by the life that we live and the Gospel we proclaim.
In many ways religion has defied the assumptions of secularism, in the Middle East religion has an enormous impact on both political power and private life; in India, where an emerging nationalism was garbed in religious authority; and in the United States where we still struggle to define the role that Christianity will play in the structure of government. God has survived our science. Despite secularist assumptions religion has remained with us because, at its root, it remains a human requirement. Religion fulfills for us a fundamental function; it binds us together, acknowledges our common humanity, and creates a realm of nearly limitless human aspiration. At its core religion is our quest for the best that is in us, it fixes us within our universal understandings, and justifies existence.