Introduction: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, is a novel that explores the idea of people's paths of self-discovery, as well as their fulfillment and “success” in life. Coelho embraces this thought by basing the plotline on a boy who takes a magnificent journey to discover, and achieve his “Personal Legend”. The boy, Santiago, is eventually rewarded with treasure when he at last fulfilled his Personal Legend at the end of the book. But in a certain way Coelho left a very subjective question at the end of his story. What was Santiago’s Personal Legend really?
Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of those that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name! !” – John Proctor (Page 115) John believed that signing his name, was signing a lie. He did not want to be remembered as a friend of the “devil” he didn’t want to have a blackened name.
True Self Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self Reliance”, first published in 1841, is one of the most inspiring texts I have ever encountered. It is like the bible for anyone who is looking to dedicate him or herself to the pursuit of a personally fulfilling life. “Self-Reliance” is about courage, inspiration, and life-lessons we should take from those lives that have gone before us. Emerson begins his major work on individualism by asserting the importance of thinking for oneself rather than meekly accepting other people’s ideas. As in almost all of his work, he promotes individual experience over the knowledge gained from books: “To believe that what is true in your private heart is true for all men, -- that is genius” (Emerson 1747).
Love is perhaps the most actively sought moral objective of one's life. And though marriage is often thought to be the logical consequence of love, it is Oscar Wilde's contention in his satire, The Importance of Being Earnest, that love begets bliss and marriage thwarts this course of bliss. Algernon Moncrieff spends very little time falling in love and the rest of the time striving toward engagement. Wilde demonstrates through him that once one becomes intent upon achieving a goal, the individual's motivation becomes a matter of action rather than truth. Algernon is no longer driven by a moral objective; instead, he becomes intent upon achieving a societal standard.
He believes that he is cursed when he falls into deep thought, and questions the ways of the collective society (Rand, 21). An example of Equality 7-2521 desiring to know, was when he longed to see a reflection of himself, he thought to himself “Men never see their own faces and never ask their brothers about it, for it is evil to have concern
When a difficult situation strikes a person, if the individual has a pessimist way of looking at the problems, then probably that person will commit suicide or even make a bad decision. According to the decisions that a person makes, then is how he or she will solve the problem right there and then in life. Hamlet said “Or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them” (Hamlet). This means that death would be a good solution against suffering, but it is never the best answer to solve problems. Why do many people try to stop their pain with more suffering?
COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SIDDHARTHA AND THE ALCHEMIST Spirituality has been one of the most favourite themes of the novelists. Ample literature has been written on spirituality. Of course it should be because human life has two aspects one materialistic and the second one is spiritual. Basically spirituality is self realization which ultimately leads us to the realization of God. Since the creation of human beings man has been attempting to find out the meaning of spirituality.
“From waiting to not waiting for you” He is hoping that she would change but she kept on doing wrong which cause him to give up. “My heart moves from cold to fire” He doesn’t know what to feel to feeling angry. “I love you only because it you the one I love” She is the only person that he ever loved and will love. “I hate you deeply, and hating you, bending to you and the measure of my changing love for you is that I do not see you but love you blindly” He doesn’t love her like he use too, but deep inside of him he still loves her. “Maybe January light will consume, my heart with it cruel ray stealing my key to true calm” In the New Year he will finally let her go.
The poet also emphasises the immaturity through illustrating a schoolboy do not want to go to school, the only reason why he does not want attend school is obvious, and it is because he is not mature enough to notice that knowledge could help him to improve himself. Love, reputation and justice would lead an individual into the next stage of life, which is maturity. Love, one of the most important aspect for a human being because love can provide an individual motivation and mental energy, "A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth..." this quotation form Frank Tebbets suggests that how love is important to an individual's life since without love, life is like death. Meanwhile, William Shakespeare suggests that becoming a
For example, one of my friends he always lie to us, at first we believe him. But after we knew he was lying, we just stop playing with him. And once, he was even telling the truth, we still did not trust him. Therefore, we can see that not telling the truth will make you have bad relationship you're your friends. In conclusion, telling the truth is the most important part in any relationship, because a relationship without trust will not last long.