Unformatted text preview: interprets the omen of the two hawks fighting over the desert outside the oasis. Religion: Religion is a double-edged sword, according to The Alchemist . On one hand, Santiago has the recurring dream that sets him on his way in the sacristy of an abandoned church; on the other hand, he must abandon that church to experience his Personal Legend. Santiago learned to read because of his religious studies, but books are not especially useful to him in his quest. Spirituality: What The Alchemist seems to suggest is that we should value spirituality in place of organized religion....
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- Fall '08
- The Alchemist, Personal Legend. Santiago, meaning. Santiago