Every short story has three parts, which may be called Setting or Background, Plot or Plan, and Characters or Character. If you are going to write a short story, as I hope you are, you will find it necessary to think through these three parts so as to relate them interestingly and naturally one to the other; and if you want to assimilate the best that is in the following stories, you will do well to approach them by the same three routes.
The Prophet is Khalil Gibran’s masterpiece and it is one of the best classics of our time. The Prophet was published in 1923 and it has been translated into more than twenty languages. Khalil Gibran considered the Prophet as his greatest achievement. Khalil Gibran was a poet, a philosopher, and an artist. He was born in Lebanon in 1883 and died in New York in 1931. The Prophet and his other books of poetry, illustrated with his mystical drawings, are known and loved by innumerable people all over the world, who find in them an expression of the deepest impulses of man’s heart and mind.