THESIS: Paul Coelho's The Alchemist, shows having loyalty in yourself and the people around you, Listening to a mentor and their advice, and knowing when your time has come. Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" and Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird can be compared to these traits as well.

Detail 1:Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before. “Surely,” said I, “surely that is something at my window lattice; Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore ’Tis the wind and nothing more!” (Poe 31-36)

Commentary:This paragraph from Edgar Allen Poe's poem The Raven connects to The Alchemist because when The boy is talking to the king, the king explains to him how his time has come to go for his personal legend because if you don't, you'll be stuck like the crystal merchant. Just as the raven is a sign that Edgar's time has come.

Detail 2: "Oh captain, My captain" (Dead Poets Society)

Commentary:This quote is from the final scene in the movie Dead Poets Society. In the scene, the professor is fired for his "different" teaching methods. when leaving, all the schoolboys who had him stand up on their desk and recite "Oh captain, My captain"

Detail 3:"for a number of reasons," said atticus "The main one is I couldn't hold up my head in town, i couldn't represent this country in the legislature, I couldn't even tell you or jem not to do something again."

Commentary:This quote from To Kill A Mockingbird shows the mentor that Atticus plays to his children and even the people of their town. He gives Jem advice that will last for a lifetime just like how a real mentor would.

Atticus talking to Jem

Conclusion:All these pieces of literature can be compared will being able to show the power of loyalty and how if affects ones opinion or actions,Knowing when something needs to happen or when time has come, and the importance of having a mentor and the figure they show.


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