The Alchemist

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Of Destiny, Dreams and Life Journeys

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I. INTRODUCTION

At a certain point of our lives we may realize: "What is the purpose of our life?" Then, we remember our dreams in our life, our aspirations, and the things we have wanted to be. However, it would be very late to change the course of our lives we have tracked down. We may blame ourselves for not being conscious on what our destinies wanted us to be. According to Undrai Fizer, "When you have discovered your destiny in God, you have just found the compass of life. Your destiny is the purpose or intentions of God for your life." (http://ourworld.cs.com/audio7795/id39.htm?f=fs) Therefore, an understanding of our destiny is important to improve our stay here on Earth. Those who consider life as useless and senseless are the ones who do not believe in their destinies. They are the apathetic and ignorant ones. For them, destiny seems an illusion and a figment of the imagination. But what they believe is wrong. Destiny is a supreme force that changes the course of life. Destiny leads journeys and is relayed through our dreams. And this is what both books The Alchemist and The Fifth Mountain are trying to prove. Both books share the themes of destiny, dreams and the journey through life.

Background of Study Writers write and readers read. Although vast information has been shown recently in the Internet, the human race is still devoted to reading. Personally, I always try to read at least five books a month, either old, new or a classic. For me, books relieve me of the stress in school, and problems brought up by assignments, quizzes and tests. Books serve as a recreation. From the various books I have read, two books eventually made me realize the importance of life. The Alchemist and The Fifth Mountain are both books from an international bestseller Paulo Coelho. Paulo Coelho is a man from Brazil. He was born in Rio de Janeiro,

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