Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Alchemist up to the End--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: "Usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives.'" If so, have you developed any opinions regarding the ideas presented/made any personal connections?
  • continued applying Coelho's Four Obstacles to the plot of the story?
  • developed any supportable theme statements for the novel now that you have finished the reading?
  • thought about a reasonable explanation as to why the novel ends with an EPILOGUE?
  • looked at the QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION beginning on page 172 and done your best to answer the questions (perhaps even in writing!)?