Reading parables

IB English B: Reading parables

Parables or folk tales are usually expressed fairly simply, so reading them may not be difficult from the point of view of language - but what they mean may be more challenging. The essence of a parable is that it recounts a specific situation or action, which is then extended by analogy to the general human condition. One can argue that all novels, or plays, or films operate in the same way, but parables, by their very...


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