Extended Metaphors In The Alchemist

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The Alchemist Paragraph In the novel The Alchemist by Paulo Coelno, the author utilizes extended metaphor to emphasize the naïveness of the main character, Santiago. The extended metaphor the author uses is the sheep that Santiago cares for. Thensheepnreoresent how naïve Santiago is in terms of his knowledge about the world. In other literature, sheep are a classic representation of innocence, and the same applies in this novel. They represent naïveness in Santiago because the flock is all he has ever known. A quote from the text that represents this is "... shepards become attached to their sheep. He knew everything about each member of his flock..."(Coehlno 27). This quote from the text shows the metaphor because the sheep have

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