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In Paulo Coelho's book The Alchemist, which character is the first to support the boy’s desires: Santiago’s father, the Gypsy, Melchizadek, or Fatima?

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Santiago's father is the first to support his son's dream to be a shepherd rather than forcing him to become a priest against his will. However, when Santiago is a shepherd he has the dream...

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