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The Theme of a Personal Legend Emphasized by Santiago and Melchizedek in the Alchemist, a Novel by Paulo Coelho The Theme of a Personal Legend Emphasized.

In The Alchemist, there is a consistent theme of the idea of a “personal legend.” This idea is heavily emphasised in a conversation between the protagonist, Santiago, and Melchizedek, the king of Salem. The king states that the personal legend is not just a journey or a task assigned to someone, but the meaning of your life. The personal legend is one’s “mission on Earth” (Coelho 22.) A dream is not a figment that comes into your mind without any kind of deeper meaning, and should not be ignored. Dreams are a connection to the Soul of the Universe because that’s where they come from. The assertion that if you desire something, it becomes your own mission is an idea that I agree with completely. Examples of how this ideology is valid can be identified in the text and through my own personal experiences. Within the text, the protagonist, Santiago proves this assertion to be completely accurate. He believes his personal legend is to be rich and mary a merchant’s beautiful daughter. While this is his main priority in the beginning of the novel, he has other visions as well. One of them is of the pyramids in Egypt. The pyramids appear as a recurring dream he has. He doesn’t know what the dream means, only that it must have a deeper meaning. With the help of the king of Salem, he is able to interpret the dream, and travel to Egypt to fulfill his personal legend. In the middle of doing so, he loses hope after he is robbed and becomes a crystal merchant. Even when

Santiago stops trying to pursue his personal legend, he doesn’t realize

In The Alchemist, there is a consistent theme of the idea of a “personal legend.” This idea is heavily emphasised in a conversation between the protagonist, Santiago, and Melchizedek, the king of Salem. The king states that the personal legend is not just a journey or a task assigned to someone, but the meaning of your life.

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