Analyzing Douglas Everett's 'The Alchemist'

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By: Anthony Rocchietti Douglas Everett explains that some people give up on dreams and never try to fulfill them. Then there are some people who begin to shoot for their goals but then realize that what they are trying to do can never come true. Then there are those special few that aim for fulfilling their dreams and do fulfill them. He believes this because he says that “There are some people, who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality, and then there are those who turn one into the other.” The Alchemist relates to this quote because the main character, Santiago, follows his dream of becoming a shepherd and achieves that dream. When he is told about finding a treasure by a prince he knows that he must find his personal legend and fulfill his new dream. Santiago faces obstacles and overcomes many things to find his personal legend. First, the quote by Douglas Everett relates to every single person in the world. There are all kinds of different people in the world and all of the people have one thing in common, to achieve a goal in life. The difference between people is that there are some who try to find their dream and some who give up on finding it. This quote…show more content…
Santiago is trying to turn himself into the wind so he can reach alchemy: “The boy reached through to the soul of the world, and saw that it was a part of the soul of god. And he saw that the soul of god was his own soul. And that he, a boy, could perform miracles. This quote related to Santiago finding his personal legend because the word miracle represents his dreams. His dream was to reach Alchemy and he is now going to be able to reach that dream because he is able to perform the miracle of turning himself into the wind. Santiago is now able to achieve his personal legend and he represents a special person who doesn’t give up on his dream, and achieves

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