The Alchemist characters

Santiago

Well, who is he? Being the main hero of the book The Alchemist we adore him. He was born in a small town, attends a seminary and when he grows up, he starts traveling.  He likes this so much that asks his father permission to become a shepherd that allows him to travel a lot through all the...

The Alchemist

And finally, the great Alchemist who we were talking about very much. He is a very powerful one and lives in the Al-Fayoum oasis in Egypt. We and Santiago first hear about the Alchemist from the Englishman, but eventually, Santiago reveals himself to be the Alchemist's true disciple. The...

Melchizedek

Even after hearing this strange name we understand he is someone very cool and royal. And that’s right. Melchizedek is the king of Salem, a mysterious far-off land. Melchizedek appears in Santiago’s life when the last come to the town of Tarifa. There he tells Santiago a story about...

The Englishman

We can get a lot of information about this character in the book as well. The main hero, Santiago, meets the Englishman on the caravan to Al-Fayoum. The Englishman is on his way to becoming a great alchemist. He is going to Al-Fayoum to study with a famous alchemist who is rumored to be over 200...

Fatima

Today’s reader imagine a beautiful, harmless creature when he hears this name. Fatima lives at the Al-Fayoum oasis. This is the place where Santiago falls in love with her. He and she used to talk with each other every day, and every night during some weeks, and finally Santiago asks Fatima...

The Shopkeeper

Of course not everything in a book can be good and kind. Santiago was robbed someday, and he needs money and sources to live. Here is where the Shopkeeper comes. He gives Santiago a job in Tangiers. Santiago takes the job at the crystal shop and gets a lot of useful information about the...

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