Alchemist - a Fable About Following Your Dreams

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The Alchemist
“A Fable About Following Your Dreams”
(by:Paulo Coelho)
“Every few decades a book is published which changes the lives of its readers forever, Alchemist is one of them.”The whole novel is about the fact that when you wish for something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. This is the core of the novel's philosophy and a motif that plays all throughout Paulo Coelho's writing in "The Alchemist". "In order to get success you must follow the signs. God inscribed on the world the path that each man must follow. It is just a matter of reading the inscription he wrote for you."

The universal point this story makes is that everyone has a special destiny and yet not everyone resolves to attain it because it takes hard work The purpose of this book is to make the youth aware of importance of their aim of lives, to teach them how to set a goal for yourself and what to do to achieve it. And to make your dreams true, you have to do a lot of hard work. For this you may have to offer a lot of sacrifices as well. Having an aim of life and struggle for it make a human different from animals.

From this novel we come to realize that there is nothing as such impossible in this world. All that w need to do is hard work. We should have strong will power and determination to make our dream come true. Everyone has his own destiny, our fate has been written, but it does not meant that there is nothing for us to do, rather we are supposed to work hard to achieve our goal. Our duty is to work hard and rest is upon Allah, who blesses you with the reward of your efforts. It is narrated in Holy Quran that:

“There is nothing for human except for what he struggles”.

If a man is determined to get a thing and stick to it long enough, he will get it. But a serious effort is mandatory for this. Without which his destiny will be just a good dream for him. The novel shows how a shepherd transforms himself into a boy...
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