Literary Devices In The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is a novel rich in literary devices. Here are some of the most prominent ones: -symbolism: The alchemist and the alchemy he practices are both symbols for Paulo’s own journey and quest for meaning in life. The alchemists’ pursuit of the Philosopher’s Stone, which can turn lead into gold, is a … Read more

Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist Essay

In Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, a boy named Santiago goes on a journey to follow his Personal Legend. Someone’s Personal Legend exists as something they have wanted to accomplish from birth. However, a “mysterious force” convinces people that they cannot realize their Personal Legend. People like Santiago have the ability to overcome this force and … Read more