Study Guide

The Alchemist Characters

By Paulo Coelho

Santiago

Santiago is probably one of those guys with a map over his bed full of pins on every place he's...

The Alchemist

This is one job description you're not going to find in Shmoop Careers. An alchemist is someone...

Melchizedek

Melchizedek, a.k.a. the King of Salem, is the first "Warrior of Light" that Santiago meets and...

The Englishman

Hip, hip, cheerio, don't you know?Well, even if the Englishman doesn't talk that way, we can't...

Fatima

Fatima is the girl that almost distracts Santiago from his dream of reaching the pyramids and his...

The Crystal Merchant

Talk about wishy-washy. The crystal merchant is one of those people you want to pick up and shake...

The Gypsy Woman

The gypsy woman only appears for a few paragraphs in the book, but she certainly makes it worth...