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The Alchemist Character Descriptions

Paulo Coelho
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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Santiago - The central character of this story, this man's long, difficult journey represents each person's journey through life. This character reflects, "I'm like everyone else - I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does".

The Alchemist - This powerful and mysterious character, who remains nameless, enters the story almost half way through and is rumored to be more than 200 years old. The emphasis remains focused on what this character does, rather than who he is.

Gypsy - This character interprets...

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