Whether in cave paintings or the latest uses of the Internet, human beings have always told their histories and truths through parable and fable. We are inveterate storytellers.
The moral of a fable is eternal. The moral of a story is temporary to a story.
Despite the strength of the feminist movement in the 1970s and beyond, a fable has persisted that educated women are rejected as marriage partners.
Suspense films are often based on communication problems, and that affects all of the plot points. It almost gives it kind of a fable feeling.