In The Alchemist by written Paulo Coelho, the protagonist of the story, Santiago embarks on his journey to find his purpose in life. While he makes his way in places such as Egypt, moving past numerous pyramids in hopes to find his personal legend and the treasure hidden, he encounters different types of people symbolizing the journey of life. The obstacles and the long journey to our end goal, on our way we meet all kinds of people some help us some add on to your burden. There are different ways in which one can experience their journey, some have it peaceful and some face turbulent times, Santiago gets robbed, meets the king who informs him about the omens. The author does not fail to show his growth as a character. One thing I did not like in the book is the portrayal of women in the book, Fatima seemed to dislike the fact that she was a woman and showed no set goals for herself, i.e no personal legend for her. The book however is a must-read for it's symbolism and it's wise wise words on life.