Study Guide

The Alchemist Allusions

By Paulo Coelho

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Boris Pasternak Dr. Zhivago (1.73-74, 1.80-82, 2.99)
  • The BibleĀ (2.112-13)
  • A Thousand and One Nights (2.223)
  • Joseph of Egypt (2.347-48, 2.390)
  • Matthew 8:8 (2.726)

Biblical and Historical References

  • Melchizedek (1.97-99, 1.108, 1.187-89)
  • Urim and Thummim (1.168, 1.227-30, 2.69-72, 2.103-13, Epilogue.8)
  • Abraham (1.187)
  • Santiago Matamoros (2.363)
  • Mohammed the prophet (2.264)
  • Fatima, Mohammed's daughter (2.264)

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