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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Alchemist

The Alchemist
The Alchemist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: The Alchemist
English: The Alchemist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Title: The Alchemist
Author: Paulo Coelho
Main characters: Santiago, the Alchemist, Fatima, Urim, Thummim, Melchizedek – the king of Salem and the English men.
Description of one of the Main characters: Santiago is a sixteen year boy who wants to follow his dream. He has many adventures while trying to follow his dream. At last he meets the alchemist who explains to Santiago about Santiago's dream and shows him where the treasure which came in his dream can be found. Santiago finds his treasure and becomes rich. He goes back to Spain, his home.
Whom I like and why: I like the Alchemist as he teaches Santiago to fight, to talk to nature and also helps him to follow his dream.
Whim I dislike and why: I dislike Urim and Thummim as they sometimes drove Santiago into danger.
Setting/theme of the story: A young boy named Santiago tries to follow his dream and while doing that he has many adventures. He meets the ALchemist who helps him follow his dream. He goes from Spain to Egypt and there, learns the treasure he was seeking was back in Spain. So he goes there again and finds the treasure. He becomes rich and lives happily. 
Part I enjoyed the most: I enjoyed the part when Santiago escapes from thieves who try to steal Urim and Thummim.

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