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The Prophet By Khalil Gibran

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Adam Holmes

on 24 February 2014

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Transcript of The Prophet By Khalil Gibran

The Prophet By Khalil Gibran
Theme
A major theme in the book is the theme of God. Almustafa talks about a lot of different things, but often mentions the spiritual side of everything he talks about. I would say the best way to describe the theme would be to say that God is Love.
Song
Conflict
There isn't really any conflict in the book. The closest thing would be the fact that Almustafa is leaving on a ship to somewhere unknown to the reader.
Conclusion
PLOT
The fictional Prophet Almustafa spent 12 years of his youth in Orphalese, spending most of his time with the trees and nature outside of the city. The content of the book is basically in the form of spiritual wisdom being passed from Almustafa to the people of Orphalese. At the end he takes off on the ship he had long been waiting for to arrive.
Quote
To belittle, you have to be little.
Images
Drawn by the author.
Inferences
The last sentence in the book is Almustafa bidding a farewell and saying "a little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall bear me." I inferred that this was Almustafa's way of saying that he was a messenger of God.
Connections
I can connect to the book because i believe in God.
Its clear that most of Khalil's philosophy portrayed by the character in the book, Almustafa; was religiously inspired.
Why i liked this book
I liked this book because i enjoy reading philosophy.
A lot of people these days get the notion that philosophy and religion are two oppositional things because of the emergence of many atheist philosophers in the 19th and 20th century, but in reality the majority of philosophers in history have been inspired by religion or asking questions that can only be answered by religion. .
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