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his paper seeks to highlight an important lesson learnt in the novel and provide a personal reflection with regard to the triumphs and tribulations encountered in a quest to achieve one’s goals in life.
The novel has a lot of life’s lessons that are presented by various characters and their attitudes and beliefs with regard to what is important in life. The most significant lesson garnered from the novel is the importance of faith and belief in self. This is because having a strong and unshakable faith or belief in self leads to the unlocking of one’s potential which is negated by self-doubt. Belief and faith in self is manifested as attitude which influences and determines an individual’s perception and opinions about life and their role in shaping their fortunes. This belief in self and a strong positive attitude is exemplified by Santiago in his quest to fulfil his dreams(Coelho 116). Santiago had strong faith in his destiny which translated to having a positive attitude towards his endeavour to fulfil his dreams. Attitude is a fundamental component of human nature, and its manifestation plays a huge and significant role in people’s lives. In essence this means that the positivity or negativity of an individual’s attitude plays a significant role in the outcome of one’s endeavours.
The novel provides exemplary instances where the roles of belief, faith and attitude in a person’s life are brought out indicating their significance. This is in line with quote ‘when you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it’(Coelho 22).Santiago’s strong belief and positive attitude can be applied in the context of the above quote; in the sense that his actions and experiences exhibit the tenets and implications of the quote above. In line with the quote, the universe conspires to enable Santiago fulfil his dreams in the sense that he meets people on his journey that help him gain useful insights towards realizing and
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The story is quite interesting and is way off the routinely novels based on factual stories. In The Alchemist, (Coelho) emphasizes that one can be satisfied in one’s life through Personal Legends. Nothing in this world is perfect because nothing has been able to constantly achieve its Personal Legend so as to pursue the goal of achieving an even higher Personal Legend.
Paulo Coelho's enthralling novel ‘The Alchemist’ has provided a philosophy for life and hope for many on the very simple ways of life and self belief. The novel has inspired extremely committed following across generations of people around the world. The story, incredible in its simplicity and inspiring wisdom, accounts for the life an Andalusian shepherd boy, Santiago. The author of the essay discusses the main proplems of the novel.
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