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Free Study Guide for The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

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CHAPTER SUMMARY THE ALCHEMIST BY PAUL COELHO

PART TWO Summary (continued)

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The next afternoon, they come to a Coptic monastery. The alchemist dismounts and sends the escort back to their camp. He then tells Santiago that he is three hours from the pyramids, but that he is now on his own. Santiago thanks the man for teaching him the language of the world. The alchemist insists that he only invoked what the boy already knew. He takes the boy into.....


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The alchemist makes a point of showing Santiago how to make gold from lead, because he wants to teach him that dreams can come true. This was the alchemist’s Personal Legend, but it became a reality. He also wants the boy....... .


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The alchemist tells the boy a story about dreams. In ancient Rome, a man has two sons, one of whom is a soldier and one of whom is a poet. An angel appears to the man and tells him in a dream that the words of one of his sons will be learned and repeated throughout the world for all generations to come. He awakes crying and proud to know this about one of his........

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The story about Christ healing not only the servant but also the soldier reflect a basic tenet of the Catholic mass: that moment when we ask God to come into our hearts, as symbolized by the soldier’s house, and ask him to hea......l

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The boy rides for several hours, listening carefully to what his heart has to say. It speaks of its pride in what the boy has accomplished and it whispers, “Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That’s where I am, and that’s where your treasure is.” When he finally sees the pyramids in the light of the moon, he falls on his knees and weeps, thanking God for helping him find his Personal Legend and for leading him to meet all those people who have taught him so much. Then, he looks down and sees.........

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This section is full of irony. His heart tells him to follow his tears and on the very spot where his tears fall, the scarab beetle, a sacred omen, makes him decide to dig. Ironically, there is no concrete treasure to be found. Instead, there is an..... .

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