Sunday, May 19, 2019
The Alchemist Summary Part One
Mabel Medina July 1, 2012 English 513 Kelly Understand The Alchemist unofficial In Part One of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, is so far about a male child named capital of Chile starting out his quest in the search of his Personal Legend. capital of Chile is a shepherd who likes to live and enjoys being around his sheep. Although he travels all over, there was a certain village the shepherd male child enjoyed going to sell his sheeps wool because he liked the merchants daughter.The author describes Santiago recall why he decided to become a shepherd and how his father helped him by with child(p) him three gold coins to cloud his flock of sheep. The son was happy being a shepherd he had his sheep, a jacket and book. One day, Santiago went to a Gypsy where he tells her about a continual dream he has had about finding treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. The Gypsy does not plant him a lot of information about his dream, hardly does tell him that if he finds the treasure, to give her one-tenth.Later on that day, the boy is reading his book, when an old man came by him and tried to start a conversation. When the old man lastly got the boys attention, he tells him he is the King of Salem, and how he can find the hidden treasure, but wants one-tenth of his sheep in return. The old man also tells the boy to not give up and to go forth and search for the treasure before it is too late and he gives up. The next day, Santiago met up with the old man and gives him one-tenth of his sheep.In return, the old man gave the boy advice that would be helpful throughout his journey, and 2 rocks, Urim and Thummim (one black meaning yes, and the other white, meaning no), to help him read omens better. Santiago began his journey and went to Africa. While in Africa, as the author describes, the boy feels insecure because of the language barrier, but quickly entrusts in a boy who speaks the same language as he and invites him along his journey. The two boys go into the plaza, an d Santiagos peeled friend is suddenly out of sight, with all of his money, and he later realizes that his friend has robbed him.The following day, the boy observes a candy seller, and as he is doing so, he realizes that he needs to have patience on his journey. A crystal merchant notices Santiago in the plaza and watches him. Santiago offers to clean his glass windows in modify for food. As Santiago was working, two customers went in the shop, and the crystal merchant offers him a job, taking the customers as a good omen. The boy accepts, telling him that he will work for him until he has enough money to buy some sheep.