Santiago Shepherd boy, the protagonist of The Alchemist. He travels from Andalusia in southern Spain to the Egyptian pyramids in search of hidden treasure, learning life lessons along the way. Santiago is a dreamer and a seeker, and he stands for the dreamer and seeker in all of us. Dreams are central to The Alchemist‘s action as well as its meaning. Santiago’s dream is the novel’s inciting incident, and the author’s primary message seems to be that we should follow our dreams. Introduced by Melchizedek, the king of Salem, omens are central to the action of the novel. They play a crucial role in Santiago’s success, as when he correctly interprets the omen of the two hawks fighting over the desert outside the oasis.
An Old Woman, Melchizedek/King of Salem, Crystal Merchant, Englishman, Camel Herder, Alchemist and Fatima turns out to take the novel to greater extends. They teach us about fate love omens religion spirituality in another level.
Paulo Coelho’s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. The story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our heart
DC Books published its Malayalam version under the same title, Alchemist. Rema Menon translated the bestseller to Malayalam.