how does the jacket in the alchemist symbolize the theme?

Sources suggest that Santiago’s jacket symbolizes life's burdens.

Santiago carries the jacket with him in Andalucía because it keeps him warm during the long cold nights. Unfortunately, it “becomes a burden when the sun burns brightly during the day”. Thus, the jacket seems to be a curse during the day and a blessing at night.

The jacket may represent the times when Santiago wants to give up because of life's obstacles and burdens but doesn't. It demonstrates that in the long run tenacity pays off.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of the best-selling books in history. The story of Santiago, the shepherd boy on a journey to realize his “Personal Legend” has inspired people all over the world to live their dreams.

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Wednesday, September 20 2017