Living The Dream By: Jeremy Bernabe

THESIS: In The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho it shows a boy achieving his personal legend and learning how to grow in courage, faith, and overcoming adversity.

DETAIL 1: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho shows Santiago going through lots of things and shows lots of courage when he talks to the "the hand" or the creator. " Santigo wants to turn into the wind but has to speak to the wind, sun, and hand creator.

CITATION: "The pure Language of the World. It required no explanation, just as the universe needs none as it travels through endless time. What the boy felt at that moment was that he was in the presence of the only woman in his life, and that, with no need for words, she recognized the same thing. He was more certain of it than of anything in the world. He had been told by his parents and grandparents that he must fall in love and really know a person before becoming committed."

In the song Never Say Never By: Justin Bieber Jaden raps about the odds are against him but soon and will still stand up to this bully/person.

DETAIL 1: Jaden smith goes on to say in the song "Nows he Bigger than me, and stronger than me and his arms are a little bit longer than" ( Justin Bieber, Never Say Never ft. Jaden Smith)

COMMENTARY: The Alchemist By; Paulo Chelo and the song Never Say Never by Justin Beiber both show courage from Jadens smiths rap to Santiago speaking to the hand.

DETAIL 2 : In the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Santiago goes through lots of hard problems and have showed he has faith in his decisions. In Page Santiago has to trust in his faith and his personal legend to get the confindence to sell his sheep to have money to travel to Egypt."Because you are trying to realize your Personal Legend. And you are at the point where your about to give it all up." (Paulo, 24)

DETAIL 2: The movie Mulan by Disney. The main character Mulan shows faith in the Chinese gods and her dead parents. As she leaves her family and becomes a solider in the war against Shang.

CITATION: "Look at me... I will never pass for a perfect bride. Or a perfect daughter. Can it be, I'm not meant to play this part? Now I see, that if I were truly to be myself, I would break my family's heart. Who is the girl I see, staring straight back at me? Why is my reflection someone I don't know? Somehow I cannot hide, who I am, though I've tried. When will my reflection show who I am inside? When will my reflection show who I am inside?"

Detail 3, The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho shows Santiago wanting to give up his dream and wanting to go back to his home and go back to a shepard. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

DETAIL 3: In the secret life of Walter Mitty. Walter Mitty is a average guy until at his work he finds a photo missing, that's when his life was turned upside down. Walter has to choose to continue his normal life or go and search for this missing photo for the times.

As he continues his journey Watler says “Walter Mitty: To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

In conclusion all three examples of the Alchemist and the 3 real world quotes and examples from movies and songs. They all have showed courage , adversity , and faith.

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