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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is a story of a boy, Santiago who gains insight and knowledge in different settings on how to find his Personal Legend. The boy’s journey begins in Andalusian, Spain, then takes him to Tarifa, the crystal shop in Tangier, the Saharan desert and oasis, then the pyramids before returning to where he began. The theme of this story is that a person must persevere through good and bad to fulfill their dream.

The beginning of the story finds Santiago leaving his home to travel as the life of a shepherd. He goes to the town of Tarifa and meets the King of Salem who describes to Santiago what Santiago is truly searching for. “It’s what you always wanted to accomplish. Everyone when they are young knows what their...

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