Quote- “Its the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting”(24) This quote is really significant, because it relates back to Santiago's journey and how he has a notion and strong belief that his dreams are simply giving him a message. Whats awaits him on his journey can really be fascinating and extremely interesting. The whole concept of this quote really shows his character development and shows how the main character (Santiago) follows his heart and experiences many different things throughout his journey
Quote- “There is only one thing that makes dreams impossible to achieve:“the fear of failure”(38) this quote is really significant as it reflects on Santiago, throughout his journey to uncover the hidden treasures in Egypt, he envisions him self failing at uncovering the secrets that his dreams behold. This really reflects on his character, from the start of his journey his fear of failure was acutely vast, as a character encountering many challenges and experiencing difficulty really changes the mind set of the character, but through determination overcoming the obstacles is
Quote-“And, when you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.’’ (22). It is clear that the meaning of this quote is that when you try hard enough to achieve a goal in life everything seems to be in your favor, not because the world is literally conspiring for you to achieve it but because when a person is fully devoted to achieving something, everything eventually falls in place because no effort goes by unrewarded. I noticed that this quote is repeated in part two of the book and that Santiago had started living by it. Upon reading this passage, I realized that giving up is never a solution to any problem, if Santiago would have given up on his dreams when he had been robbed and returned home, he would’ve never learned the worth of working hard to achieve his personal legend. This really shows a significant change in character, developing into a much more mature and noble person throughout his hardwork and dedication.
Quote- “I’m like everyone else--I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.’’ Pg. 40
The message of this quote appears to be that we shouldn’t close our mind to every change in life, that it’s important to recognize that every new thing isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Santiago really starts to take embrace his new surrounding in order to move on with his life. It seems as if his character finally started to be more open minded towards this different culture that he perceived as ‘’evil’’ before. He used to see the Arab’s as nothing but infidels because he had his mind set on his religion and wasn’t very open minded about others and their culture. The fact that he is now more comfortable in his new environment shows alot of significance, how this descision really changed him really adapting to new people and cultures shows that he is constantly evolving as a character.
Quote- “Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.’’ Pg.156
I think this is very true because how you portray yourself has a big impact on how the world perceives you. Without courage to face our fears we cannot go very far in life. Sometimes instead of backing away from a problem, you have to face it and to do so, it’s crucial to be confident. This was significant because when the alchemist had to face men with authority or men that seemed dangerous he looked them in the eye with a brave look and often got away due to his confidence. He was able to show them that regardless of their stature, he was not intimated by them.
Quote- Because you will never be able to keep it quiet. Even if you pretend not to have heard what it tells you, it will always be there inside you, repeating to you what you’re thinking about life and the world.’’ Pg. 129
This passage of…