The Alchemist

The Alchemist

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  • Date Submitted: 10/08/2008 3:46 PM
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Learning real life lessons and finding your place on Earth through your actions
and thoughts is believed to be one of the most important things in life. For example, in

the book “The Alchemist” written by Paulo Coelho the excerpt “whoever you are, or

whatever it is you do, when you really want something, it’s because the desire originated

in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on Earth.” The main point of the quote is

too allow the reader to think about ones life and apply his/hers thoughts, feelings and

actions to the characters in the book. The issue which must be focused on, which has

been presented in the book, is of finding ones inner self, and finding ones place on Earth

and the reasons why the individual has been put on this planet.

This book isn’t only a piece of writing, literature or a bunch of letters on a piece

of paper. This book teaches an individual about life and helps an individual learn about

life by teaching valuable lessons. Many people believe that they lose control over their

lives and themselves. In the “Alchemist”, the boy asked the old man what is the world’s

greatest lie, the old man answered; “It’s this: that at a cert

. . .
“The Alchemist” puts

life into such perspective that it is much easier to understand and it teaches you some of

life’s most valuable lessons. That also helps the society - by setting a better example for the younger

generation and hopefully by them seeing that they will do the same. This is where this specific quote comes in; “There is no such thing as

a coincidence”. In order to live happily people should not let that fear take

over. Once again, finding

your place on Earth is important and the books helps a number of people with that.

By saying the word “love” the first thing that pops into someone’s head is the kind

of love that married couples share - but no, what a lot of...

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