Personal Legend Short Story

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Intro: Life is a journey full of surprises and things that shape our future. Throughout our lives, we go through many mental, emotional and physical transformations, and with those changes, we either become closer to or farther from our Personal Legend. During Santiago's journey, you can see the many transformations that have made him who he is. He has become wiser when it comes to true love, a rich man from a simple boy in a seminary and much more closer to God, all by listening to his heart, working hard and lastly by understanding the Soul of the World. One of the main motivations that got him through the hard journey was the thought that when he achieves his Personal Legend, he would return and give the one he loves a wonderful life The…show more content…
"He recognized that he was feeling something he never experienced before: the desire to stay in one place forever. With the girl with the raven hair, his days would never be the same again" ( Coelho 6).His first love was the daughter of a merchant who he was selling his wool too. He had been waiting to see her for almost a year till his Personal Legend intervened and guided him to a different path. Despite the fact that he wouldn't see her for a little longer, he hopes that the treasure he is searching would help them live a happy life together. " At that moment, it seemed to him that time stood still, and the Soul of the World surged within him"( Coelho 92). Once he started nearing his treasure, he saw a girl named Fatima from Al- Fayoum, Egypt. "When he looked into her dark eyes, and saw that her lips were poised between a laugh and silence, he learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke- the language that everyone was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love" (Coelho 92).At that moment that he and Fatima were destined to be together, with those feelings he has for her, he discovers…show more content…
"One afternoon, on a visit to his family, he had summoned up the courage to tell his father that he didn't want to become a priest. That he wanted to travel" *(Coelho 8). Santiago started as a boy in the seminary until his passion for travelling the Andalusian terrain, turned him into a shepherd. He enjoyed his new lifestyle and learned many things from the sheep who became his friends. Life as a shepherd ended once the King of Salem, Melchizedek guided him to his true path. It took some convincing till he was on his way to Egypt where he would find his treasure. After a few days, he had been robbed and needed to find some work in hope that it would give enough money to continue his journey. "I'll work for you" (Coelho 47). After saying this Santiago starts working for a crystal merchant until he had the money to travel to Egypt. He worked hard, offering new ideas to improve the merchant's sales so he could resume to getting to where his treasure was. He became a traveller and went along with some other travellers like the English man to get to Al- Fayoum. After a few days in the oasis, he travelled to the Pyramids where he got robbed for the second time by some refugees. " In my dream, there was a sycamore growing out of the ruins of a sacristy, and I was told that, if I dug at the roots of the sycamore, I would find a hidden treasure" (Coelho 163). The refugee speaks of his dream, Santiago understands that the

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