Though this book has simple lucid language which doesn’t trouble the reader but Paulo has used various interesting words including the title itself which adds curiosity to an already intriguing story. Eg; sycamore, Alchemist.
Apart from the characters there are some vital objects added in to this story like sheeps , the stones urim and thumim which paves his way to choose the good and bad omen. Also Fatema whom he falls in love with and the gypsy.
The writer has excellently used creative terms like beginners luck , the omens that help him to take decisions, various abstract symbols and the oasis (fertile region in a desert)
The most important fact that this book gained popularity Is due to it’s real life portrayal of the Shepherd Boy. The Alchemist is a novel that appeals instantly, because we can identify with Santiago: as all of us have dreams, and are dying for somebody to tell us or inspire us, that they may come true. And if you are down and out it will help you immensely to come out of all that rut and feel positive and great about yourself. The novel skillfully combines words of wisdom, philosophy, and simplicity of meaning and language, which makes it particularly readable and more so enjoyable.