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Not sure if this is where the blog goes but im doing it here.
Anyway the begining of the story we are introduced to the main character Santiago. Upon hearing his name for a first time i realized as i read you never really here it again due to the first person point of view. Reading throughout you figure out he is a shepherd and has many sheep in his flock. He figures out he needs to go on a personal legend to supposively find treasure. this journey begins and has its rough patches including the boy being robbed right in the beginning of his journey. As the boy continuely pushes forward he finds out new things throughout life and even starts grasping the concept of the soul of the world, where everything is connected. As he pushes further on he takes up a job at a crystal store where he stays for about a year, and gains much knowleged about crystals and interactions with people. then he heads to the caravan to rty and make it to the pyramids to find his treasure. The desert is a very different place than hes used to but he loves figuring out the connection of the desert and the camels. he also meets a european man that is a apprentice alchemist, which they both connect over their findings about the earth and a hidden language between all things. this will be as far as i go for this blog.
I love where this book is going. I also noticed how you almost never see the name "Santiago" mentioned after the first couples of pages. He is always referred to as "the boy", or it's in 1st person. I also love how Santiago is changing. In the beginning, I noticed that he was easily agitated, impatient, and almost impulsive. Throughout the progression of the book, he becomes very patient and understanding. He is aware of what he must do and he respects that, and he also does his best not to jeopardize any of his privileges. He is slowly beginning to understand himself, his surroundings, and how it all works together.
I already sent this out as a text but in case you did not get it:
Remember that the book needs to be read by tomorrow, April 8th. Here is what is due this week (submit on this blog or in a google docs file shared with me).
Wednesday: Critical theory analysis: Kat, Tyler, Nick
Thursday: 3 vocabulary words from everyone (including quote w/ page number, definition, and link to a modern day use)
The book starts off by saying "The boy's name was Santiago." Never again is Santiago referred to by his name but as "the boy." Because of this you know that the book is going to be told from the third person point of view. It's very interesting that the author doesn't pinpoint who the narrator is, or if the narrator even had a role in Santiago's journey.Santiago is a shepherd who is contemplating the many questions of life. This one in particular is his Personal Legend. According to the book, your Personal Legend is who you are and what you are. For Santiago to find his Personal Legend, he goes on a journey through Africa to look for a treasure that he has dreamed of. In the end, you find out that the treasure is right where he was to begin with. I like the fact that the treasure wasn't a "pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" as I personally thought that it was going to be. As he goes on this journey, you begin to notice how Santiago's character is constantly changing because of the interactions he has with the old king, merchant, Englishmen, and the alchemist. Each of these characters taught Santiago about the hidden language within that helped him find his treasure. Also, I thought it was very interesting that the alchemist wasn't mentioned in the book closer to the beginning. With the title being "The Alchemist" I thought that he would have been mentioned more throughout the book.
I actually expected the ending of the book it states that he has found his treasure, with each thing he learned and picked up he actually acquired more and more towards fulfilling himself, throughout his journey the personal legend and the language of the world is talked about continuously, and the fact that he keeps building and discovering his personal legend and learning to listen and speak through the language of the world this to me implied that In the end the journey would show him all of the things inside of him and teach him the secret to "treasure."
... Honestly I would've been surprised if he would've found a "pot of gold" as his treasure, it's was kindly obvious to me that his treasure was within and not a material.
Like noticed by everyone else reading the book the boy's name Santiago isn't mentioned after the first few pages of the book, it's like the author is telling you a story around a campfire it's of course in first person but why?? One would think that the boy telling the story himself would allow you to feel more inside of the boys character so why make the book in first person?
Ayyyeeee this book is pretty good, not that far into it. Vote for me for Vice President people !!!!!!!
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This book is okay... Honestly I really can't get into it like it seems others have. I think the structure of the book is good and something to respect but the story didn't keep me interested all the way through it. I think the story was boring and somewhat drawn out.
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I feel this book is a huge eye opener, it takes the reality we are used to and shows us what we never knew possible. The mere thought of the entire world and all it's creation being connected is mind boggling. I loved the process at which you could see him continually learn things throughout his journey and all his experiences while searching for his personal treasure. It makes you wonder what your own person mission is.
This book really does open your eyes. It shows you that you can you can achieve anything that you put yourself into. Santiago is a great example of this. You can constantly see the ideas and people throughout the book that are changing the way Santiago acts and believes.
This book is really a life changer
Not really sure if tyler has really read the book, just saying. He does make a some what relavent statement however. I feel the overall perpouse of this book is just to imform the reader of a whole new world around us that we can't even comprehend the meaning to. It just makes you stop and admire nature and all that god has put on earth.
well the end of the project is upon us, this time has flown by for it. Im not really sure but i feel everyone has taken and finished their part for this project. This book i actually connected with well, it was an easy read, but just with a big meaning. this meaning of all of us just opening our eyes and just noticing the beauty in everything and the shared connection between all things.
Oh... Honestly, this was one of the more... Readable things we've done lately. There's nothing outrageously ridiculous about it like all the other depressing books we've read in the class.
I completely agree with you on that one. All of the books we've read in class have been about rape, murder, and genocide. Depressing. This book, compared to those that we've read, was extremely interesting and really caught my attention.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.