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 You have read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, which is about a boy who gives up everything he has in order to follow his dream. Along the way, he will meet an alchemist who knows the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone and the Elixir of Life. You will be researching the legends of the Philosopher's Stone and the Elixir of Life in order to gain insights into the mystical power they are presumed to possess.  

Are the powers of alchemy used appropriately, or does the desire for some other sort of power overshadow the character’s judgment?  You will be required to give a presentation about the novel and your research and its correlation to the prompt at the end of the unit. 

*The text above is an excerpt from Mrs. Farley's assignment.  For a full description of the assignment, please open the file posted below.


    Understanding the Alchemist

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