For those who wish to participate, to read & discuss as a group, please read Pages 11-18 in The Alchemist, it is found here –>
After you have read these pages, please answer the following questions;
1- 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. Do you think this is true? What are the “mysterious forces” that threaten to hold us back as we grow older?
2- The King also tells the boy that when you really desire something “all the universe conspires to help you find it.” And he explains the principle of “favorability,” or beginner’s luck. From whom does Santiago receive help on his journey? Have you ever benefited from beginner’s luck?
3- Why do you think Melchizedek tells Santiago about the life of the baker? What point is he trying to get across to Santiago?
Please reply to this post and share:
1- One or more questions you have after reading from page 11-18 (discussion questions or comprehension questions)
2- Two or more phrases or sentences that you especially liked or want to talk about from page 11-18 [Choose them for whatever reason you wish!]
3- Three or more words or collocations you learned, or that you think others might find helpful to review/learn/understand (from page 11-18)
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