The Alchemist Mind Map

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OVERVIEW
themes
main character
A Journey Without and Within
Spurred by a recurring dream, a shepherd boy named Santiago travels from Andalusia in Spain to Egypt in search of a hidden treasure. Various characters he meets on his journey encourage him to pursue his quest. Learning from each new adventure, Santiago gains the wisdom to see that, in the end, one's treasure lies close to home.
Personal Legend
Santiago's quest for his Personal Legend begins with a search for the meaning of his recurrent dream.
Oneness
Santiago learns that living and nonliving things share in the Soul of the World; Personal Legends guide their improvement.
Free Will vs. Fate
Fate Santiago chooses to pursue his Personal Legend; failure to employ free will results in fate—uncontrolled events—guiding one's life
Santiago
Protagonist
Romance
mentor
Fatima
women of desert