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Alchemist part 2 test review
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How has Santiago's role changed int eh beginning of part two?
He is now the teacher to the crystal merchant
What does Santiago's change of roles say about his development as a character?
He is applying the advice Chezzit gave him and is now ready for the next lesson of life
What theme is advanced by Santiago's success int his section?
Life lessons are helpful; if you follow the life lessons, good things will happen
What is the point of the conversation between Santiago and the crystal merchant?
Not everyone can see his or her dream in the same way
What is the primary effect of the crystal merchant's words?
His personal legend inspires Santiago to move forward towards his own dreams
How does Coelho reveal that the usually impatient and curmudgeonly crystal merchant is tolerant of Sanitago?
His business is improving and he thinks that Santiago is his own luck
What is the narrative purpose of the crystal mercahant's Story about the five obligations of Muslim law?
Tto show his story through his beliefs. the merchant is a dreamer, not a doer
Coelho uses the crystal mercahnt's Questions as a technique to do primarily what?
To reveal Santiaog's thoughts
What is Coelho's purpose for keeping Sanitago in tangier for a year?
It shows that Santiago's dream is not a wim but a calling
Why doesn't Sanitago initially want to pursue his personal legend to the pyramids?
He didn't know if the desert would be a friend to him
What purpose do Urim and thummim serve?
Gave Santiago the strength and the will of Chezzit
What is Coelho's intent for continually referencing the old king during description of other characters?
The old king is always nearby when someone wants to realize his or her personal legend
Coelho's main purpose for the Englishman to be introduced is to what?
Provide the meaning behind alchemy
How does Coelho create a sense of danger before Santiago heads out into the desert?
The group leader tells them to pray to his or her Gods to follow his orders beau sent the desert is a bad place
What is Santiago talking about when he describes "the mysterious chain"?
The Soul of the World
How is journeying across the desert analogous to Santiago;s search for his personal legend?
The desert's obstacles are similar to Santiango's Sturggles on his journey to hie personal legend
What is Coelho suggesting when he points out that the challenges of the carven go unnoticed by the Englishman?
He does;t have the right knowledge to accomplish his goal
How does Coelho continue to teach the reader about the major themes of his book while Santiago is merely traveling within the larger scope of carven traveling across the desert?
The themes are at work int eh real world; the themes aren't;t only about Sanitago but about everyone
When Santiago sees the oasis not eh horizon and asks the camel driver about stopping. What does this accomplish?
You have to live in the present
Why doesn't Coelho use dialogue to introduce the oasis?
The narrator describes what the people would be saying to each other if they did speak. This adds an element to the story
What narrative purpose does the war serve?
To keep Santiago at the oasis long enough to have a relationship with Fatima
What further purpose is served by making oasis places of refuge from the tribal wars?
It gives the reader a break from the tension
Why does Coelho use the Rule of 3?
It makes the story more interesting
What does Santiago's love in the middle of the story accomplish?
A bigger conflict and reason to not follow his personal legend
"The boy listened to the sound of her voice, and thought it to be more beautiful than the sound of the wind in the date palms" is an example of?
The character of Fatmia serves many narrative purposes including obstacles, objective, priority and surprise, but not guide. Why?
Fatmia doesn't help Santiago learn about his personal legend
Santiago's decision either to stay with Fatmia or continue along his journey is the culmination of this passage's rise in action. What makes it so effective?
It is agonizing for him because he has to decide between the two things he wants most
In order for characters to be dynamic, they must grow. HOw does Coelho use this passage to significantly mark Santiago's growth?
Sanitago now knows there is more to life then getting the girl. This shows his growth and that he understand the Soul of the World
What is Coelho doing by having Santiago experience his vision in teh desert, and not in the oasis?
He learned the Language of the World in the desert which is why the vision was in the desert and not the oasis
What makes Coelho's turn of events ironic, in that Santiago may be shot for warning their tribal elders of an attack against them>
He read the Soul of the World to make his life better and now he might die because of it
How does Coelho create his frightening introduction of the alchemist?
His face is covered and he is wearing all black with a big sword also the weather is lightening and bad
How does Coelho get Santiago to trust the alchemist after frightening him so?
The alchemist encourages him to succeed also he reminds the boy of Chezzit
What is Coelho's purpose for asking Sanitago to become the counselor of the oasis?
It is another obstacle and temptation to overcome
It seem Santiago is constantly being tested. In this passage alone he is tested three times: physically, when he is introduced to the alchemist; emotionally. When his desires are satisfied by Fatmia and his wealth; and spiritually, when he is asked to find life in teh desert. Why do you suppose Coelho does this?
It makes the boy grow since he has obstacles in every part of his life. Getting what you really want in life isn't easy because there are other things in life that happen in the middle
Coelho thinks it's important enough to take the time to develop the relationship between Santiago and Fatmia. Why is this important if Santiago is just going to leave to find his treasure?
That relationship makes Santiago second guess following his personal legend; it shows the level of humanity he has; if he just went to the treasure, he wouldn't be as human to the reader
Why does Coelho decide to use personification now(end of book)?
The closer Santiago gets to his personal legend, the closer he gets to the Soul of World. The lagnuage of the world is how the soul speaks to him.
What purpose does Coelho accomplish by revealing the conversation Santiago has with his heart, in the midst of journeying with the alchemist?
Santiago is still at odds with himself and leaving Fatima. He is torn between his personal legend and Fatima and the desert.
From coelho's Perspective, why is it significant that Santiago has had a internal conversation with his heart?
Now Santiago can literally listen to his heart. This is an important theme of the LAnguage of the World
What opportunity does Coelho miss while Santiago and the alchemist are searched by the 3 armed tribesmen?
When the alchemist get searched, we find out that he has the philosophers stone and the elixir of life. If he had waited, he could have added more drama and interest into the story
How is Coelho able to increase the sense of danger for Santiago crossing the desert even when compared to earlier in the book while the tribes are at war?
Santiago trusts the desert but others in the desert don't trust him. He is being confronted by armed tribesmen and being searched
Santiago has learned many truths about Coelho's world. What does Coelho do to prevent his character form becoming over confident?
The alchemist tells the boy that the Soul of the World doesn't regard him as any better than anyone else because he speaks the language of the world
How is it that Santiago is already an alchemist? For what, ultimately, is alchemy a metaphor?
True alchemists are able to change things into gold by following their personal legends. In order to do that, you must change yourself
When the alchemist and Santiago are captured, the alchemist tells the chef that he "was simply acting as a guide" for Santiago, and that Santiago is an alchemist. Why would Coelho's character do this?
Santiago is being tested again. The alchemist is trying to get Santiago to realize what he is capable of
Coelho tells the reader just before the desert is quoted, that it and Sanitago speak the same language. Why do this?
He wants to explain to the readers how Sanitago can speak to the desert
How does Coelho's use of personification in the passage enhances the story's message?
Giving the elements of nature a voice enhances the main theme that the universe conscious
How does Coelho show the reader that Sanitago truly understands the Soul of the World?
His whole conversation revolves around his love for Fatima. It is very personal so no one could teach him this; therefore, it came from him
What else does Coelho's decision to use love as Santiago's topic to engage nature accomplish for the story?
That Santiago brings his knowledge about love to the world
How might this passage be considered the climax of the book?
By speaking the language of the world, Santiago achieves his personal legend
How does Coelho effectively communicate to the reader the relief Santiago feels as his long journey comes to a close?
Santiago is crying tears of joy, and his heart is leaping
Coelho uses positive emotions through painful hardships to do what in the passage?
It creates a sense of ambivalence; even though Sanitago is beaten up, he is still happy.
What is the narrative purpose of the terrible assault on Sanitago?
It reveals the true location of his treasure
What does Coelho accomplish by setting this passage at the Pyramids?
Sanitago's personal legend is bigger than he is
How are dreams used int eh passage?
To show Sanitago his true personal legend
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