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The climax of The Alchemist takes place when our protagonist learns to turn himself into the wind. In order to do this he must use all that he has learned about the interconnectedness of the universe.
The resolution takes place when he finally finds his treasure, and completes his journey (both physically and spiritually).
Of course this is an overly-simplistic explanation, but there is a great deal of depth to this book and an answer short enough for this format would certainly not do Coelho justice.
I see that you are a teacher. E-notes has some excellent resources for teaching this book.
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