The Alchemist

By saying that Paul Coelho may have recreated this fable form an ancient fable, some critics miss the point. If he alluded to the ancient fable to drive home his point then there is absolutely no problem with that. After all what is the intention of literature? When assessing the belief systems of the Andalucían’s whom Santiago shares a common origin in the book, the cultural beliefs and behavioral systems allowed the author to make several allusions that showed the world what goes on in that part of the world, literature is a mirror of the society and that what Paul Coelho demonstrated with this wonderful artistic creation.

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