The Alchemist

Are you searching for a book that will comfort your days? A book to carry and read little by little every day? A book that is mystical but, at the same time, soothing? If so, The Alchemist would be the best option for you.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is about the main character Santiago and his journey searching for a treasure, his personal legend. He underwent some hardships, such as being robbed and lacking the resources needed for his quest. However, even amidst the time of depravity, he plucked up his courage and stood up once again. The book encourages one to take steps in achieving one’s dreams even in the situations that stunt his/her away from triumphs. One of the most memorable quotes in The Alchemist was, “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it” (Coelho 24). The quote indicates that all the forces existing in the universe will drive in helping one to accomplish a highly desired dream. The book overall contains an allegory to life’s journey for growth, development, and destiny.

The Alchemist is a book necessary to be read in everyday life. It provides not only insights into your quests, or dreams, over life, but also consolation and support in the path that you are taking daily to achieve your dream.

Read The Alchemist. Discover the world behind the story. Learn about characters’ dreams and lives and compare them with yours.

By: Minjung Kwon