Thesis Statement: Paulo Coelho's novel The Alchemist shows the constant growth of knowledge, religious depth and belief, and understanding the true meaning to your personal legend while going on a life changing journey .
Detail 1: "No matter what he does,every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it"(Coelho 163)
Commentary: "I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes."(Goff) This line from Love Does ties directly to The Alchemist by showing that there is always a purpose for you, but you may not always notice it.
Detail 2: "And dreams are the language of God. When he speaks in our language, I can interpret what he has said.But if he speaks in the language of the sole, it is only you who can understand." (Coelho 15)
Commentary: The film Life Of Pi shows that there was two different perspectives one where God spoke to him and helped him survive the other where there was no voice of God helping him survive relating to God speaking to Santiago about his personal legend.
Detail 3:"The wind began to blow again. It was the levanter, the wind that came from Africa. It didn't bring with it the smell of the desert, nor the threat of Moorish invasion. Instead, it brought the scent of a perfume he knew well, and the touch of a kiss—a kiss that came from far away, slowly, slowly, until it rested on his lips.The boy smiled. It was the first time she had done that. "I'm coming, Fatima," he said."(Coelho 171)
Commentary: The film based of the novel Hector and The Search For Happiness shows Hecor going on a world wide journey realize exactly what happiness is, but only to return home to realize what makes him happy is his girl. Hector and The Search For Happiness relates directly to The Alchemist in the journey to find a great treasure only to realize what they really want.
Conclusion: After reading The Alchemist it shows that over time the perspective on life and religion develops through time and experience while following your personal legend.