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amberamberbby20 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 13, 2010 at 7:44 AM via web

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Who is Santiago and how is he introduced in the beginning of the storyin Coelho's The Alchemist?

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted May 13, 2010 at 7:52 AM (Answer #1)

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Santiago is the main character n the book The Alchemist.  He is introduced in the book by his name in the first line.  The book tells that he has a herd and he spends the night at an abandoned church.  He is a reader because he thinks about needing to read thicker books which he also uses for a pillow.

Santiago is awakened during the night and he lays thinking about a reoccurring dream.  He awakens his sheep and carries a crook.  He reads to his flock with the notion that they may understand what he reads to them. 

Santiago is in love with a beautiful girl.

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