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Unformatted text preview: abandoned to achieve true spirituality. Shepherds and Sheep: These are symbolic for Coelho of the less-than-extraordinary; for Santiago, the alternative to pursuing his Personal Legend is a return to his life as a shepherd. Stones Named Urim and Thummim: These stones stand for the characters' needs to respond to omens, which are essential motivating factors. Sycamore Tree: This tree represents Egypt, the place where sycamores come from. Thieves: Thieves represent everyone who tries to find a shortcut to his or her Personal Legend; the journey is necessary, according to The Alchemist . Water: Life is synonymous with water in the novel, and perhaps for love too. Well: A symbol of unconditional love, the well, it is there that Santiago meets Fatima....
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08
- The Alchemist