The Alchemist (Coelho)

what does Santiago learn from The Alchemist ?


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The Alchemist is a mentor figure for Santiago on his journey. He speaks in riddles expecting Santiago to learn through interpretation. The Alchemist helps Santiago turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, hence his name. He helps Santiago connect with the Soul of the World. Santiago, learns to read and communicate with the world around him. This ultimately leads him to the treasure he seeks and awakens his own supernatural consciousness.