When I read Jesus in the Gospels, His stories and questions raise the issues and make the points. We should not be surprised. He was The Teacher and those were the practices of the culture and the day.
When you use metaphor and story and questions, you create connections. So,when Jesus spoke, He created a photo album with His stories. I see pictures of people and settings with which I am familiar, and it attaches to another existing piece in my memory.