For those who wish to participate, to read & discuss as a group, please read Pages 7-11 in The Alchemist found here –>
After you have read these pages, please answer the following questions;
1- What is the significance of Santiago becoming a shepherd rather than a priest, as his parents had hoped? Why has he made this choice? What does being a shepherd allow him to do?
2- Why is it important that Santiago dreams of a child who tells him of his treasure in this particular setting?
3- King Mechizedek tells the boy that when we are children, “everything is clear and everything is possible,” but as time passes mysterious forces convince us to abandon our dreams (p. 9). Do you think this is true? What are the
“mysterious forces” that threaten to hold us back as we grow older?
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