Discuss The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

Writing Prompt:

While reading the novel The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho, you are going to write your own “journey” essay. Remember journey writing is not just describing steps to and from a place. It shows the learning and growth of oneself or a revelation of yourself or society.


  • Determine the quest, what were you aiming to achieve? How?
  • What plot points would be most compelling to share?
  • The protagonist, you or society is the lead in the plot, but are there antagonists along the way in this journey?