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The quest for the fulfillment of Destiny: A study on Santiago in Paulo Coelho's "Alchemist."

M. Laxmi Manogna, Dr. G. Mohana Charyulu, Dr. G. Kiran Kumar

K L ( Deemed to be University), Vaddeswaram, Guntur Dist. AP

This paper examines the quest for fulfillment of Destiny as it is presented in the book Alchemist written by Paulo Coelho. The modern thinkers explain the concept of human Destiny as self-transcendence. The paper focuses on a theological endeavor within the tradition which Santiago, the protagonist of the book follows. The ethnocentric understanding of human nature is the belief that man was created as of the image of God. Therefore, human life will also be followed and reached to the Destiny in the fruitful relationship. The life of Santiago itself reveals how Paulo Coelho imagines the quest of the human being for achieving the fortune of his expectation.

M. Laxmi Manogna,Dr. G. Mohana Charyulu and Dr. G. Kiran Kumar(2017). The quest for the fulfillment of Destiny: A study on Santiago in Paulo Coelho's 'Alchemist.'. International Journal of Computer Engineering In Research Trends, 5(1), 1-3. Retrieved from

Keywords : quest, destiny, human life, God, fortune.

1.Coelho, Paulo, “The Alchemist” Published by HarperCollins, 1998.
2.	Coelho, Paulo. Warrior of the Light: A    Manual, translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2003.

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