Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Adaptation of “The Alchemist” 1990

Adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s 1988 novel “The Alchemist” by students of the Colégio Pitagoras, Timbiras (Maranhão, Brasil).

Everything prepares you to resurrect your personal legend, because there is a great truth on this planet: whoever you are and whatever you do, when you really want something, it is because this desire was born in the soul of the universe. It is your mission on Earth.

A gold digger had left everything to go looking for emeralds. For five years he worked on a river, and had broken 999,999 stones in search of an emerald. At this point the gold digger thought about giving up, and there was only one stone left – just ONE stone – for him to discover his emerald.

He believed in his personal legend … But with the anger and frustration of 5 years lost, he threw the stone away. But he fired so hard that it hit another stone and it broke, showing the most beautiful emerald. The soul of the world is fed by people’s happiness, or by unhappiness, envy, jealousy. Fulfilling your personal legend is the only obligation of men. Everything is one.

“And when you want something, the whole universe conspires for you to fulfil your desire”.


Language: Portuguese Publication Date: 1990

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