The plot of the alchemist

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Book
Title: The alchemist
Author: Paulo Coelho
Type of work: Novel
Genre: Fiction
Posted on: 1988, Brazil
Plot
Opening:
Santiago: is the main character in the story and makes his living asa shepherd.
The Alchemist: The Alchemist is a wizard in the oasis to help Santiago in the second part of His journey across the desert. This character helps Santiago to complete his personal legend.Melchizedek, the old king: helps to Santiago to begin in his personal legend.
Fatima: Fatima is a young oasis, this girl falls in love with Santiago when it is in Africa.
Gypsy woman: This womantries to read his dreams
Trader Window: Gives Santiago an opportunity to work in his shop and Santiago gives ideas to the merchant on the store.
Englishman: another adventurer trying to reach theirown personal legend, he becomes good friends with Santiago in his way.
Complications:
- Santiago had to work almost a year in Africa with a merchant because robbers stole his money.
- Santiago fellin love with the daughter of the merchant.
- In the pyramids of Egypt met with desert bandits also wanted a treasure.
Conflict: The conflict of the book is Santiago’s personal tension betweencompleting his personal legend to travel all the way to Egypt to find a treasure at the pyramids and settling along the way for the treasures he has already earned.
Climax: Santiago struggles to turnhimself into the wind while being held by warring tribesman in the Sahara desert.
Resolution: Santiago arrives at the pyramids, but in a twist, he must go back to Spain as he learns that his treasure wasburied in an abandoned church by a sycamore tree where he started his journey.

Characters:
Main Characters
Santiago, the Alchemist
Minor Characters
Melchizedek, the old king, Fatima, Gypsywoman, Trader Window, Englishman

Theme: When a person really wants something, the whole universe conspires so that you can realize your dream. Just learn to listen to the dictates of the heart and...
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