Central Theme Of The Alchemist

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Central Theme 1. A person’s “Personal Legend” is what you have always wanted to accomplish. 2. Personal Legends serve as the only means by which an individual can live a satisfying life. Discovering your legend 1. Santiago realized what his personal legend is by a reoccurring dream. 2. He was in a field with his sheep, when a child appeared and begin to play with the sheep. The child continued for awhile to play with the sheep. The child then took Santiago by both hands and transported him to the Egyptian pyramids and spoke to him “if you come here you will find a hidden treasure The old man 1. While Santiago was reading an old man appeared to him because he was in the process of realizing his Personal Legend, and he was going to give it all up to marry the textile merchants daughter Omens 1. In this book omens are positive forces that help someone realize their personal legend. 2. The boy has to learn to respond to these omens so he can take them and follow his personal legend to the conclusion. Leaving Fatima 1. “you must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his personal legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t true love…the love that speaks the language of the world.” 2. He knew he loved Fatima because meeting with the king, selling crystals, crossing the desert, the tribes declaring war, led him to the well seeking the alchemist led him to Fatima. 3. Santiago decided to follow his personal legend and leave Fatima behind. Your Heart 1. Santiago needs to learn to immerse himself in the desert, the alchemist told him “listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the soul of the world, and it will one day return there” 2. “you’ll never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say. That way, you’ll never have to fear
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