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Santiago In The Alchemist
In the fantasy fiction adventure novel, The Alchemist, written by Paul Coelho, an epic story is told about an individual named Santiago that follows his dreams and defies all odds to find a treasure that might not even exist. He is accompanied by an ally which is also an alchemist. Throughout the story, a main part was the symbolization of Santiago’s heart. His heart symbolizes the good in the world and the most pure way to get what you want. Santiago had to learn to follow his heart throughout the novel and not listen to his sadness, thus allowing him to go further through the desert by following his heart. “The boy and his heart had become friends, and neither was capable now of betraying the other.” This shows us that Santiago has decided

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