Alchemist thing Jacob Wiedner

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting”(13)

Santiago is worried about the girl falling in love with someone else. Still going to find her. Life is more exciting when you have something to look forward to. Life brings risks and rewards. This is why you should strive to do well in school and life because it can decide whether or not your dreams are accessible.

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” (24)

When you want to do something it might be impossible but it is actually possible to achieve it. Santiago gets help from different people because he is following his personal legend. If you want to do something but you think that it might be too hard then you might be surprised when you finally try it. People might be proud that you are following your dream and help you achieve it.

“And when each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises." (30)

Santiago is thinking about the merchant’s daughter. She told him all of her days were the same and he is thinking about how that might be true. People are so distracted by little things that they miss big things in life.

“He realized he had to choose between thinking of himself as the poor victim of a thief and as an adventurer in the quest of his treasure.”(45)

Santiago is sad about getting robbed and changes his outlook on his situation. It can be good to look at things with a positive view. If you only think about the good parts of your situation then you will start to forget the bad parts.

“There was a language in the world that everyone understood, a language the boy had used throughout the time that he was trying to improve things at the shop. It was the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired”(64)

Santiago is deciding whether or not to pursue his dream or give up. When people are passionate about something there is something about them that connects them to other people.

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”(116)

Your heart is what shows you what is good in the world so that is what you can follow in order to get the treasure that the world has to offer. For Santiago the treasure was in his country where his heart was and he just had to go to Egypt to figure that out.


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