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Free Study Guide for The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

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The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis of the use of foreshadowing and irony; a multiple-choice quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.

ANSWER KEY

1.) b

2.) a

3.) c

4.) a

5.) a

6.) c

7.) a

8.) a

9.) c

10) b

11.) c

12.) a

13.) b

14.) c

15.) c



ESSAY TOPICS - BOOK REPORT IDEAS

1. Examine at least three instances where Santiago has to pay a price to fulfill his dream. Does he ever find the price too high? Why or why not?

2. What does the author mean when he says that “alchemy is all about pursuing our spiritual quest in the physical world as it was given to us? It is the art of transmuting reality into something sacred, of mixing the sacred with the profane.” How does this statement apply to Santiago? ........

.......10. Name any five lessons Santiago learned and how he mastered them.

 

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