Intricate Coalescence of Nature and Philosophy in Coelho’s world: Ruminations from The Alchemist


  • L. Monica Lilly Research Scholar, Department of English, Fatima College Madurai, India



 In The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho projects Santiago communicating with Nature which he refers to as the common language of the world. A study of The Alchemist will reveal how Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a bounty treasure explores the wisdom of life. His quest for the treasure buried near the Pyramids propels him to enter an unchartered territory from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert. This paper aims to explore the ecological reflections mired with concepts of slants in philosophy. Ecology on one hand is considered as a branch of science but, despite providing erudition on the subject it is understood that it provides sagacity to understand the universe better. This paper rightly discusses the amalgamation of nature and literature. It is indeed a manifestation of the recurrently believed ideologies that connect human psyche and platitudes of the cosmos. The logos that interrelates the existing connection between the non human and the human species require an exceptional mastery. This paper will analyze and depict the emotions connected with nature from the spectacle of the Protagonist Santiago in The Alchemist.


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How to Cite

Lilly, L. M. . (2020). Intricate Coalescence of Nature and Philosophy in Coelho’s world: Ruminations from The Alchemist. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(8), 72–79.