As my group finished The Alchemist, we knew exactly what kind of angle we wanted to take on the project and the meaning of life theme. While we read we made sure to take pictures of pages that we thought were interesting in order to make slide notes. This turned out to be a ton of pictures because we liked so much of what we read. This made explaining our thought on each page very simple. Our topic centered around how decision making can change your point of view. We thought this made a lot of sense with Santiago wanting to pursue his personal legend. For example when Santiago meet Fatima his point of view on leaving the oasis changed because he is in love with her and doesn't want to leave. This impacts the decision he makes however he still has the courage to go with the guidance from Fatima to find his treasure.
Throughout this week I think I really was able to grow in my ability to analyze text in relevance to different topics of study. I like being able to take pictures of what I was reading in order to go back and analyze what was important to me and find meaning in what was important to the story. I took reasons from the book and reasons from myself to fully understand how and why it was written. I might think about doing the same thing with whatever book I choose to read next and so on.