Write 5 pages thesis on the topic biography of kahlil gibran. Kahlil Gibran’s father was Khalil ben Gibran and Kamila Rahmeh, who was the daughter of a Maronite priest, was his mother and his siblings were Peter, Mariana, and Sultana, and the family was part of the Maronite Catholic Church. Because of his family’s insufficiency, Gibran did not obtain formal education during his youth, but the local priests taught him Arabic and Syriac and the bible (Layton 13). Although he was born in an underdeveloped and deprived family, Gibran worked hard to achieve his ambition and this enabled him to become of the most famous artist in the world. This essay explores the life of Kahlil Gibran, his early life, work, death, and legacy.
In 1891, Gibran’s father was detained and jailed for fraud and as a result, the authorities took control of the family property and this even left the family poorer. Thereafter, Gibran and his family moved to the U.S. After his father’s release in 1895, his mother was still determined not to return back to Lebanon and so she moved to New York taking with her, Gibran, and his siblings. They settled in Boston’s South End, which was the second-largest Lebanese American community in the United States (Maleh 75). Gibran attended Quincy school in 1895 and was placed in a special class for immigrants in order to learn English, and here is where he was mistakenly registered as Kahlil Gibran (Oweis 135).
Gibran joined an art school at a nearby settlement house, and his teachers introduced him to one of the artists, photographers,s, and publishers called Fred Holland. Fred was optimistic about his efforts and so he gave him enough support and helped him to pursue his dreams. His support for Gibran’s creative efforts was seen when he included some of his drawings on his book covers in 1898. Gibran’s mother and brother were not comfortable with his effort to learn the Western culture. Therefore, they pushed him to go back to his motherland and learn his own culture and heritage and at fifteen years, went back home and studied at a Maronite-run preparatory school and higher education institute in Beirut known as Al-Hikma.