The influence of dream on Santiago’s life in the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Nurfajrin, Rasyida Alfi (2015) The influence of dream on Santiago’s life in the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Almost all of people in this world have a dream when they are sleeping. A dream is shown as the real life or vagueness. It is a representation of someone’s life. This study focuses on analyzing the influence of the dream on main character’s mind using the theory of dream by Sigmund Freud. This study is conducted to reach understanding and detailed explanation about the influence of dream and the relation between dream and someone’s life based on The Alchemist novel by Paulo Coelho. It is important to be analyzed because the theory of dream is seldom to be used because it consists of symbols which need a deep analysis to be interpreted and it is a phenomenal novel in 19’s century and it consists of many of the meaning of life.

The first result of this study shows that there is influence of dream on main character’s life such as remembering the dream, looking for the meaning, trying to make the dream true after he met people who have a relationship with him. They are the old woman, King of Salem, a new friend, the crystal merchant, an Englishman, Fatima and the Alchemist. His relationship brings him to his own treasure in pyramid. His mystery of his dream is solved and it comes true. The second result, there are also meanings of the dream such as the wish fulfillment, realization of an apprehension, and a reflection as its content. In conclusion, the emergence of the dream of Santiago is influenced by some events in his life. Hence, he attempts to make his dream comes true. It is proven that he has reached his dream.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Syamsudin, Syamsudin
Keywords: Influence; Dream; Psychoanalysis; Mind
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Elly Megawati
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2016 06:09
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 06:09

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