Monday, September 30, 2013

The Alchemist up to page 133--Have You... (English 10 Honors)

  • reasoned out the purpose of any of Coelho's allusions (to Christianity, Spanish myth, Islam, etc.)?
  • noticed any motifs (add this to the list of terms!) and considered the impact of said motifs?
  • keyed in on any aphorisms (add this to the list of terms!) such as the following: "'When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.'"  If so, have you developed any opinions regarding the ideas presented/made any personal connections?
  • considered the potential symbolism of both the polishing of crystal and travelling through the desert?
  • continued applying Coelho's Four Obstacles to the plot of the story?