The Englishman and the alchemist accompanied Santiago on his journey. They helped guide him and teach him lessons on his Personal Legend journey.
One test he had to go through was being beaten near unconcious by refugees when trying to dig up where he thought the treasure was. They took his gold, just like the thief and the tribes man did.
Restoring the World
The ultimate task he had to preform was returning to where he first had the dream of the treasure. One of the men who beat him told Santiago that's where he'd dreamed treasure was. It was necessary for Santiago to go to the pyramids to travel and become wiser.
Santiago's reward for his journey was finding all of the treasure, gaining wisdom and finally being able to go back to Fatima.
His world is now changed because he's now rich from the treasure and has found a girl to settle down with.
Santiago learned many lessons on his journey. One was that love doesn't keep someone from pursuing their destiny. He couldn't let falling in love with Fatima get in the way of his dreams otherwise he would live to regret his choices.
"Love never keeps a person from pursuing his destiny