Was the concept of the animated natural forces abstract ?

Discuss the September 2014 book of the month, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
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Was the concept of the animated natural forces abstract ?

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I really found the wind, desert and the sun talking in the book!

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I found it discouraging actually. The unrealistic aspects of the book came unexpectedly and lessened my overall love for the book.
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I find the concept new and my suggestion on this topic will be that it actually represents different personalities in our lives who help in one or other way to find our legend.
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I think it was symbolic and very beautiful, something like the "little prince".
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Post by Doug Jones »

They were really talking to Santiago. It was Santiago using the Soul of the World to fulfill his Personal Legend. While it's certainly more fantastical than the book had been up to that point, it is consistent with the theme being explored about the Soul of the World uniting nature.

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I think it was symbolic of something like you can achieve anything if you believe enough to put your heart into it.

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It was enthralling and beautiful. I found it very unique.

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I've never understood the role of the wind, desert, and sun in the book. There really is something else to them.

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Post by WardahEbrahim »

I agree with Crazybud. It was a little too unrealistic as opposed to metaphorical for my taste. But I do plan on re-reading the book again in a while. Perhaps I will have a little more insight and can mirror it to reality a bit better.

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I loved the way the natural forces came into the picture and played an important role in the transformation of the boy. We had been seeing and were reminded constantly of how the entire universe speaks the same language and we just have to learn it. So I loved that part of the book.

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