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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho
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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects 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.


Gold Coins - Santiago's father's contribution to Santiago's treasure is this.

Ruined Old Church - This represents religion and faith. It still provides sanctuary and harbors hidden treasure, even though it is out of use.

Urim and Thummim - These are oracle stones that represent the old man's wisdom and guidance that is there if Santiago should really need it.

Treasure Chest - This represents Santiago's destiny. Symbolically, it represents Santiago's actual treasure, which is the evolution of his soul.

The Caravan - This represents the journey of life and its...

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