Thesis- After reading 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho, It is clear that everyone has a personal legend, but the way people live their personal legends and peruse them is what differs, So through journey, the will to help others and leadership roles, we can see the different approaches a hobbit, an inspiration and a future president took to fulfilled their personal legends.
Detail 1- “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 132) With that being said, it is true that some people wont be happy because they cant find their treasure nor their heart, but sometimes, someone gives you a suggestion, or even an omen that will send you on the path of righteousness.
In this scene we see a dying Thorin Oakensheild, with his last words he tells a troubled Bilbo, to return to his home and live out his life in his quiet cottage back in the shire, this might not seem like an important line but through the movie series Bilbo doesn't know what to do with his life, he wanted an adventure, but this was Bilbo's omen to go home and live his life in peace. It was Thorin's blessing shall you say to go home.
Detail 2- “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too" (Coelho 155) Some of us's personal legends are to further others and help them find their personal legends.