Hyperbole and Idioms

In the gospels quite a few statements of the jews are phrased in such strong terms that they cannot be taken literally as they are hyperboles or exaggerations. For example, in Mt. 7:4 Jesus used this form of speech as in "How dare you say to your brother, 'Please let me take that speck out... Continue Reading →

Symbolism of Miracles

The Gospels comprise of numerous miracles the purpose of which is to signify a divine message. True Miracles must be visible and go beyond the powers of nature besides being the sign of a divine message. Jesus' miracles were symbolic actions which explained the nature of His mission. During he last days of his preaching in... Continue Reading →

Parables – A narrative technique

Jesus used parables, which are narratives, which illustrate some religious truth, as a medium of instruction to make his doctrines comprehensible for his followers. The parable of mustard found in all the three Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Another parable put he forth unto them saying, the Kingdom of Heaven is like to a grain... Continue Reading →

Allegorical metaphors

The few metaphors included in the Gospels have been extended to a sustained metaphor which assume the purpose of an allegory. In the Gospel of St.John: I am the real vine and my Father is the gardener. He takes off every branch in me that does not bear fruit. He cleans every branch that does... Continue Reading →

Metaphors in the Gospels

 Narratives and similes are not the only literary techniques that populate the pages of the four Gospels. Many brilliant metaphors, though few in number when compared to the similes, used not in its original sense but a transferred sense are found in the Gospels. Matthew makes use of a metaphor in the address of John... Continue Reading →

Similes in the Gospels

The Four Gospels abound in numerous similes.  Similes are employed to compare two things of different categories because of the point or points of resemblance and because the association emphasizes, clarifies or in someway enhances the original. There are similes common to the four Gospels. Matthew in his comparison is elaborate: You are like salt... Continue Reading →

Narrative Technique of the Four Gospels: A Glimpse

The name ‘Bible’ derived from the Greek word ‘biblos’ meaning book is an entire library of books covering the whole range of literature. It includes writing, poetry, drama, biography, prophecy, philosophy, science and inspirational reading. Great writers like Shakespeare, Milton and many others had drawn abounding metaphors, similes, images and symbols from this first book... Continue Reading →

Desai's novels furnishes us with the wisdom that an individual must accept the burdens of his/her past and continue to live in as socially responsible a way as possible. This adjustment of the self is the only alternative to annihilation. The only way to cope with this absurd existence is through involvement with other and... Continue Reading →


“Then approached the inauspicious day when Fate rolled the dice and Deception danced stealthily in the dead of the night.” —Neetha Joseph Goodreads Quotes

Symbiotic relationships

In Bye-Bye Blackbird, Adit and Sarah differ from the couples mentioned earlier in several respects. When Sarah marries Adit, an Indian, her personality disintegrates. Though very devoted to Adit, she avoids answering any personal questions and is ashamed of her Indian husband. She suffers from the fear of the unknown and so she prefers solitude.... Continue Reading →

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