The Alchemist Topics for Discussion

Paulo Coelho
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The image of the tree growing through the center of the old church is a contrasting image of nature and religion. Discuss the roles of nature and faith in this fable.

People who choose to follow their destinies face many difficulties. Discuss someone you know who has faced hardship in order to follow his or her dream.

The journey through an exotic land plays an important part in Santiago's growth and his discoveries. Aside from literally leaving home to search for treasure, what are some other ways that people can develop themselves and build confidence?

What is meant by the statement, "everything is related to everything else"? Give some examples using your own experiences.

How is alchemy related to love? How does falling in love create change in people and cause personal evolution?

Which character most resembles you or someone you know, the crystal merchant or Santiago...

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