BJP is the ruling government of India a pro Hindu party. They are famous for religious intolerance and casting a net of anti-secularism. They demonetized the economy by bringing new currency notes. It is palpable that these hooligans started collecting money from the press to satisfy their greed. The top echelons of the party are immensely wealthy. BJP is a govt. that has fallen short of ideals.
Once upon a time, I had communist views and I believed that communism will establish a just society based on equality and social justice. My dream has turned stale and sour. The top leaders of the Communist and their cronies and kith and kin are clinching new business deals and the party has become corporate making a fool of followers. Communism in Kerala has become an opportunistic capitalistic beast with callous regard to social ideals.
Biblification is a technique of hermeneutics where meanings of the Bible are taken from their context and applied in real life. Jesus said: if you have faith as small as mustard seed: you can cast the mountain into sea. Faith as a Mustard seed is a simile. Lord Teach me to have faith as small as a mustard seed. Yes, we have to affirm that faith can achieve all things. In the psalms it is said: ‘The Lord God will give the continents as present and the nations as a gift’. What a marvelous of prosperity it is. It is said in Isaiah: ‘I will give you the treasures of darkness and the riches hidden in secret places.’
There are four Genres of the Novel and they are the Painting-Novel, the Narrative Novel, the Philosophical novel and the Plot Novel. A writer can write one genre but most writers incorporate all the genres into writing.
In the painting novel the writer paints pictures with words. In other words: the writer uses tropes to ornament and decorate the language. Some common tropes used are: Metaphors, Similes, Personification, Hyperbole, Metonymy, Synecdoche, Zeugma, Oxymoron and many more.
Metaphor is a comparison between two things and is used to bring out an aesthetic effect. Examples are: the sky is a beautiful ornament at night. My Pen is a slave for Christ.
A simile is related to the Metaphor but uses like or as. Examples are: She is thin as a stick. Palestine is like a hot volcano.
Personification is used in poetry but also used in prose. Personification is making inanimate things speak. Examples are: The sky growled angrily. The wind spoke in whispers. The brook murmured.
Metonymy belongs to family of the metaphor and uses an object for comparison. An example is: The Land where the Sun Never sets has come to an end. The Land Where the sun never sets stands for the British Empire.
A synecdoche uses a part for comparison. The ship (for fleet) went to war. Give us this day for our daily bread (the Lord’s Prayer).
A hyperbole is an exaggerated statement. Examples are: you are an ant going to war with an elephant. Patience is million years of waiting.
A Zeugma is a figure of Speech where a word (verb) is used to mean two different things. Examples are: she fed the cat and her son.
An Oxymoron is a figure of speech that shows a contradiction. Examples are she is both happy and sad.
A narrative novel has the following features. They are character, time and setting. Character is the resonance of the soul. The writer brings out things which she or he fails to speak about. Autobiographical experiences and people’s self are given the microscope of scrutiny.
Example of Autobiographical Nuances
This happened to me when I was 10 Years old. The bathroom in which we were staying had holes on the door. One day my mother went to bathe in it. A demon overcame me and I started peeping through the hole. Suddenly I could feel a strong grip on my shoulders. I turned back and to my surprise it was my father who was laughing at me.
An example of Character Sketch
My cousin is a good for nothing shady character. When he was in the 10th grade, he was chronic drug addict and was on psychiatric medication. Fed up his father pleaded to my father to wean him off medication and admit him into the school where which my father was running. My father used to spend long hours with him, hugging him and cajoling him and finally he was cured and he wrote and passed the exams. Now being well settled he came to visit me and asked how the school is doing? I said ‘it is doing well’. Then he made a caustic remark: ‘your school is made up of pariahs (untouchables) and I won’t send my son to study in your school.’ I became aghast at his words. Remarkably ironic is his understanding and tolerance of Indian culture and also remarkable is his thankless heart.
Time in the Novel
There are two types of time Narrative time and symbolic time. Narrative time is the consciousness of the author. It is usually done through Streams of Consciousness. Symbolic time is the lived time or the cyclic time.
An example of Narrative Time
You beautiful erotic poem—you have flowers in your body—you entice the poets heart—your kisses are like the stars at night—your breasts the cedar of Lebanon—your orifice is a honey lake—let me melt in you with love
An example of Symbolic Time
The terrorists from Pakistan invaded India and besieged the hotel. Soon the commandos made a strike and they made the people evacuate. All the terrorists were killed however there were a lot of causalities.
A philosophical Novel is a novel that plays with language of meaning. The writer reinterprets texts, uses allegories, puns, fables, parables, idioms and allusions. The writer may also create new figures of speech.
Reinterpreting Texts or Inter-textuality
The writer Derrida, the postmodern philosopher has used the term Binary Divide. Binary Divide refers to the marginalization and privileging of texts. For example black vs. white. From Binary Divide, I have introduced the term Binary Fusion meaning a text which is neutral. Examples are s/he has the promise to be an actor. Jazz has been the gift of black culture and is used universally in the world as binary fusion.
Existential philosophy treats life as the absurd or the chaotic and gives meaning that man is condemned for angst. I have rewritten existential texts with new meaning. Life has a purpose and therefore living a life of purpose one has to be a purposeist. Life has value and that is called as valubleization.
An allusion is making a reference to an older text. The most famous allusion is that of the ugly duckling (beautiful). My ex lover was an ugly duckling.
An idiom means meaning is different from the sentence. I have created the idiom: Cast the Net. This is from the New Testament where the disciples of Jesus were fishing and they got no catch. Then Jesus said to them to throw their nets on to the other side. They did and got a prize catch. Cast your nets means to have a windfall bounty. Another idiom used in the media is Red Herring meaning misleading information. The news was a piece of red herring.
Allegory is the symbolism of the language. The Dove standing for peace is a famous and well known Allegory. Another allegory is found in the psalm 23: valley of the shadow of death. This means that God is out to weather you in the trials and tribulations of life.
A pun is a play with meaning. For example: see: sea her body as erotic poetry.
Parables are stories with a moral content. Jesus was an accomplished person who spoke in parables. Let me narrate the parable of the seed. There was a man planted seeds. Some fell on the road and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on gravel and withered as there was no root. Some fell amongst weeds and weeds strangled them up. Some fell on good ground and they became fruitful. The seed that fell on the road refers to people who hear the word and don’t follow it. The word that fell on gravel is those who disobey and sin. The word that fell on weed refers to people who follow the world. The word that fell on ground are the faithful followers.
Fable is making animals speak. The Serpent ruling the country territoria speaks to his ministers: ‘let’s pass a decree for all to worship our tyranny. Let’s execute the doves who are believers’.’That’s a good suggestion’ replied the ministers. Most of the Doves were killed and few fled from the country of Territoria.
Plot of the novel is the mystery found in the Novel. There are two types of plots and they are narrative plot and the symbolic plot. In the Narrative Plot readers know what is happening but the characters are unaware. In the symbolic plot the readers keep on guessing. The story might have a strange twist in the end.
Symbolic Plot an Example
He was at his desktop typing the report of the murder of Professor Ioan Couliano, the Professor of Religions and Philosophy in the University in Chicago University. There were two conspiracy theories about his murder. One was he was shot dead by fanatics from the country Islam and two he was murdered by a secret cult the masons for his blatant revelation of the cult’s secrets in his book Eros Murder and Magic in the Renaissance. After finishing his article he felt contented. He sighed deeply and said to himself: ‘Couliano was good but I am loyal to the cult.’
Narrative Plot an example
There was Prime Minister Lady in X country. The Y people in that country were terrorists. She was warned by the intelligence not make people Y her body guards. She did not heed to the warning. Y opened fire with a light machine gun made her belly into smithereens
Oh Lord Christ: allow me to live in the Xanadu of prosperity and financial security. Let me be a King Xerxes of words and letters. The fiction of the author is X—Files. A Yoda like creature accosted me in my dreams. Let me be a Yogi Bear of fiction. The Philosopher Nietzsche has a Zapata. With Christ as anchor Nietzsche’s Zarathustra has no place. Indira Gandhi the late Prime Minster of India was a Xenobia. The paintings of Dali are a Xeuxis of the unconscious. In life like a Zorba. Politicians should be like Zorro and stand for justice. A tyrant’s reign will be like a writing on the wall. Margret Thatcher was Wonder Woman. Laugh like Woody Pecker. Architectural styles have to be adapted like Frank Lloyd Wright. One should not make decisions like the Wizard of Oz. Mody the now Prime minister of India is wolf in Sheep’s clothing. One should not be like the Witch of Endor when one is prophesying. Weird are three witches in Macbeth. Don’t be foolish like the Wise men of Gotham. We must be intelligent and sagacious like Winnie the Pooh. My significant other is like the wife of Bath. Those who fornicate and adultery are the Whore of Babylon. The whore of Babylon invited me for 20000 Rupee Bed. Students in class should not mutter like White Rabbit. She is emotional like Werther. My wife is Windy who bore two beautiful kids. Those who are writing science fiction should be like H G Wells. While dealing with the affairs of the world we should be like Willie Winkle. I admire the Wild West of America with the Spirit of John Wayne. Is my father’s entry into Heaven a Waterloo? We must be George Washington with our mistakes. There are many souls that are like Wandering Jews on the Earth. The composition of Drama should be Wagnerian. We must be like Vulcan—forging our thoughts from our minds. Don’t Voltarize life emotions. Mussolini and Hitler are 20th century Vlad the Impalers. The shook and trembled like ST Vitus. We must not make language into a ST Victoria. You cannot be a Vicar of Bray when you are in Christ. When my father died I experienced a Vio Dolorasa. We must have a wander lust like Vespucci. Those want to be Venus in real life are pagan creatures. Detective novels are written for uncovering the Veil of Isis. We must not be indifferent like Queen Vashti. Some people dress like Van Dyck. We have to be generous like Vanderbilt. When we are experiencing Christ and are being repentant of our sins and transgressions we are going through the valley of humiliation. God is with me when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Let’s have Valhala of food and drink. A beautiful Valkyrie seduced me to do adultery with her. We must not condemn people and send them to ruin as David the King did with Uriah. Blacks of America are a long way ahead of Uncle Tom and have become expressive about their culture. God Christ alone knows the Ultima Thule of the Universe. Women should not be like the ugly sisters. My college sweetheart Sheeba was an ugly duckling. The rented house in which we lived had apparitions of Udopho. Some people should be treated as Typhoid Mary. Uri Geller has the ability of twilight zone. The twins studying in our school are Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Politicians of India are like the Tower of Babel when it comes to keeping elections promises. To win the battle of life, you must be steady like the tortoise and not like lazy hare. Our minds should be lit up with the colors of Titan. Regarding getting a windfall—I don’t have a Titanic of feeling
A Grasshopper means a windfall bounty. Oh Lord help me to get a grasshopper.
A scarecrow as an idiom means silence. The class became a scarecrow when the teacher entered
The stillness of the night was deafening—the crickets sang in harmony—the sky had eyes that twinkled—the big eye of the sky shone a beautiful aura of light—night serenaded like a painting—I am filled with love and I thank God for giving me the blessing to appreciate nature.
Rheteroclasm from Rhetoric and Iconoclasm is a new figure of speech where nature is contrasted with two unlike things. For example: the stillness of the night was deafening.
I had a strange dream today. In this dream I and my wife were working in Indonesia. There was a rock concert and we were planning to go for it. I had given 100$ to be changed at the school office. When I went there they gave me back the 100$. Then we were going in a car for the rock concert. When the car stopped in one place, I got out to buy cigarettes and when I came back there was no one in sight.
I thank almighty God for giving me a good erection. My wife became a poetic bed in the night; she transformed herself into an erotic poem. I have come to the conclusion that nothing is impossible wit God.
It walked miles and miles on the earth. It recorded nature’s symbolism. The master used to polish it and make it shine. One day it was invited to do adultery. As it walked on earth—the head started spinning—it fell on to the hard floor of the airport and bled. Now it has come to Christ and is a merciful and repentant thief. No amount of storms will make it change. After a long period of serving the master, its surface came off. The master replaced it with a new one.
Biblification is a new hermeneutic, interpretative tool of turning Bible incidents into idioms. For example Daniel in the Old Testament signifies Loyalty. Wedding at Cana is a miracle happening in life. Coin from the fish mouth, when Jesus asks the disciples to take a coin from the fish mouth and pay the taxes is an idiom for getting a financial bounty or having lucky windfall.
Catch of the Net
This happened in the New Testament. The disciples were fishing and caught nothing. Then Jesus said cast your nets on to the other side. They did and they got a cornucopia of a catch. Catch of the Net is an idiom for financial prosperity.
In the Gospel is recorded this parable. A man had two sons. The father asked the first to go and work in the vineyard. The son was not willing but later on he went. Then the man asked his second son to go and work in the field. The son didn’t go. Then Christ asked which of these sons will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. They replied. Then Christ said: it is the prostitutes and sinners who heard my word and obeyed my commands will go to heaven. Heaven has no place for
Pharisees and Sadducees.
Pharisees and Sadducees
While Jesus was doing his ministry on earth it was Pharisees and the Sadducees who were highly critical of him and condemned his miracles as hocus pocus abracadabra. Pharisees as an idiom means thickheaded and stubborn. The teacher in our school is a Pharisee. Sadducees cannot enter the kingdom of heaven.