Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Overcoming Problems in The Alchemist Essay -- Paulo Coelho

Have you ever encountered problems while trying to reach a goal in your life? In the book The Alchemist, written by Paulo Coelho, a shepherd boy named Santiago overcomes obstacles to reach his personal legend. Throughout the book Santiago encounters many friends to help him fulfill his destiny. Santiago encounters many problems throughout the story. He overcomes them with the help of his friends and his wife-to-be. These problems shape Santiago into a dignified man of many traits.The first two obstacles that Santiago faces be that his father tells him he can not do something that he wants to do and that he wants to pursue his personal legend, but he does not want to meet those that he loves. For example, Santiagos father said, The people who come here have a lot of money to spend, so they can afford to travel. Amongst us the only ones who can travel are shepherds. Everyone is told by their parents and friends that everything we want to do is impossible. Since Santiago did not have money to spend to travel his only woof was then to become a shepherd to fulfill his desire. T...

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