One of the best ways to provide knowledge to society is through short stories. Khalil Jibran, a writer of short stories, attempted, like other playwrights and novelists, to depict society's reflection in his works by examining its issues and happenings. A writer of short stories can depict a society's social structure and norms of conduct. The terrible portrayal of human emotions in the story Marta al-Baniyya is also present. Khalil Jibran, the author, painted a sad and miserable picture of poverty through this writing. Through the complicated existence of the orphan girl, he also painted a neglected image of human behaviour in this story.
The story ‘Marta al-Baniyya’ can be found in Jibran Khalil Jibran's collection of short stories book entitled “Ara'is al-Muruj” (Nymphs of the Valley). This book was published in America as early as 1906. ‘Ara'is al-Muruj’ is one of the prominent writings of Jibran Khalil Jibran. In his writings, the Lebanese author Khalil Jubran primarily critiqued social injustice. His writing is primarily inspired by his difficult existence. A terrible portrayal of human emotions, Marta al-Baniyya is the heart-breaking story of an orphan girl. The author painted a picture of human behaviour via the complicated battle of the orphan girl ‘Marta’ to survive in human society. He also commended the pure heart of the simple and nice villagers while describing the social conditions of the villages. A classification in human society was also made clear by him. In particular, this paper attempts to find out about the human behaviour through the complicated battle of an orphan girl. And a brief discussion of how society views the children of the poor.
Key words: Orphan, stigmatize, Poverty, Marta, Heart-touching.