Thesis: In the Alchemist pursuit of happiness was shown throughout as it was in a quote from a wise lady, a rapper, and an amazing movie.
Detail #1: “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” (Coelho, 140)
Commentary: Just like the quote starts out this is your life don't stop just because you're scared to do something, face the fear and go on with it take the chances you need to so you can achieve what you need.
Detail #2: “'Why do we have to listen to our hearts?' the boy asked. 'Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure.'” ( Coelho, 65 )
Commentary: I took the treasure in a more of a life lesson kind of way. and if you never listen to your heart you'll never find the happiness in life.
Detail #3: "...The Soul of the World is nourished by people's happiness."(Coelho, 24)
Commentary: If very few people are happy, then the world would be very dull. Do what you please because if it makes you happy than nothing else matters.
In all what I saw is the pursuit of happiness was throughout the book and these were just some of the brilliant connection.