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.