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Free Study Guide for The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

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PART TWO Summary (continued)

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When Santiago asks the Englishman why the books are so complicated, the man replies that the information in them is the responsibility of those who can understand and so that not everyone can transform lead into gold. If .......

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This section reinforces the idea that even though we are all part of the......


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Santiago tells the Englishman that what he learned from his books was that the world has a soul, whoever understands this soul also understands the language of things, that many alchemists had discovered........

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The impact of this small section is summarized in its last lines - Santiago says that everyone has his or her own way of learning things, but he respects the Englishman for searching for his own Personal Legend. This is a lesson.........


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The journey across the desert becomes more and more frightening as they all come to realize that the slightest sound could land them in danger. The camel driver tells Santiago one........

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The lesson of this section is obvious - the past is over and the future has yet to occur, so live for the present, because it is a gift. Thinking about not making the desert crossing and avoiding the war is stupid, because its too.......


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The next morning Santiago approaches their arrival at the oasis the way the camel driver approaches life. He just stares at the line of date palms. He knows that someday this will only be a memory, but he wants to live it ..........

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In this section, Santiago comes to realize the reality of the present as a........

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This section is devoted to the thoughts of the Alchemist who lives on the oasis. He enjoys watching the caravans arrive, because he thinks that the desert makes man appreciate the date trees. He also knows that within this........

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The Alchemist is very wise and transmits to the reader some basic truths: adversity can.......

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