What is the climax and resolution of The Alchemist?

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Throughout the novel The Alchemist, Santiago is searching for treasure. Along the way, however, he is learning lessons from a variety of teachers and is trying to understand alchemy and the fundamental interconnectedness of all things. The climax of the novel comes when he and the alchemist who has acted as his teacher have been captured and are going to be killed unless Santiago turns into wind. Focusing with all his might on the unified nature of reality, he manages to transform and save them.

The book resolves itself as Santiago reaches his destination alone and begins digging for treasure. He is accosted by thieves and is brutally beaten, but he learns something in that moment. The leader of the thieves reveals that there is a Spanish church that holds the treasure, which is supposedly used by shepherds and the homeless as a shelter. This is the church from which Santiago started his journey, and now he knows to go home and find the treasure.

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In The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho , we encounter a...

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