Day 2

The Alchemist (Coelho) Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Describe the change of perspective that the boy has after the man from the bar steals his money. What choice does he make and what lesson does he learn?

    The boy chooses to perceive the experience as an adventure, rather than to view himself as a victim. He decides that the market and new country is a "new place" rather than a strange place, and with that realizes he is having the experience he wants to be having, regardless of being tricked and robbed. He learns to depend on faith instead of money.

  2. 2

    What challenge does the boy face his first day in Tangier and how does he respond to it?

    He is tricked by the first friend he makes. The bartender had...

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