Metaphors In The Alchemist

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In Paulo Coelho’s novel, he uses metaphors to create imagery and uses more metaphoric than literal points. Santiago is generous because of the pride he takes in his profession and his perseverance. In The Alchemist, there are various symbols such as the desert, gold, and Santiago's sheep
The Desert is symbolic of all the obstacles and hardships that stand between people and their dreams. Fatima was describing herself as “ a desert woman, and [she’s] proud of that. [she] wants [her] husband to wander as free as the wind that shapes the dunes” (2.296). Fatima describes her husband as wind, and she wants him to wanders freely, and fulfil his destiny. Fatima shows Xenia towards Santiago, not only that she loves him, but that she, too,