Reading Task 7.docx - The Alchemist 138-167 Reading Tasks(Put answers in a different colored text 1 Though The Alchemist obviously understands the

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The Alchemist 138-167 Reading Tasks (Put answers in a different colored text) 1. Though The Alchemist obviously understands the Language of the World and has special tools and powers at his disposal, he does not actually offer to help Santiago out of a challenging and dangerous situation. On the contrary, he places Santiago in the center of an apparently dangerous situation when he tells the chief and his men that Santiago is an alchemist who can turn himself into the wind. If he is supposed to be a mentor to Santiago, why does he do this? The Alchemist decides to give Santiago the benefit of the doubt. He makes this impulse decision to put him in the center of a dangerous situation because he believes that the fear of failure is the one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve. 2. When Santiago and The Alchemist are captured by one of the warring tribes, Santiago must turn himself into the wind to save his life. He asks the desert, the wind, and the sun to help him. As he talks to the sun on page 150-151, Santiago explains why alchemy exists and what alchemists do. What does Santiago say to the sun about these things? Santiago explains to the sun why alchemy exists and why it’s important. He mentions that one will search for the treasure, find it, and then strive to be better than before. They will do everything they can until they find something better. Alchemists demonstrate that when one strives to be
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