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A Study on the Construction of Ecological Consciousness in The Old Man and the Sea from the Perspective of Conceptual Metaphor

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Qing Chen

Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, Yunnan, China.

*Corresponding author: Qing Chen

Published: July 3,2024

Abstract

The majority of the analyses on The Old Man and the Sea are conducted from the perspectives of literature, systemic functional linguistics, and translation, while few are conducted from the viewpoint of cognitive linguistics. Conceptual metaphors from cognitive linguistics have the potential to analyze human thinking. Therefore, based on the theory of conceptual metaphor in cognitive linguistics, this article aims to analyze the complex ecological consciousness of the old man in The Old Man and the Sea. Research indicates that the calamity faced by the old man is attributed to the insignificance of human beings. Human beings are intricately connected to all things and depend on each other. Human beings are incapable of conquering nature by themselves. On the contrary, it is imperative for individuals to love and respect nature, abide by its laws, and live in harmony with it.

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How to cite this paper

A Study on the Construction of Ecological Consciousness in The Old Man and the Sea from the Perspective of Conceptual Metaphor

How to cite this paper: Qing Chen. (2024) A Study on the Construction of Ecological Consciousness in The Old Man and the Sea from the Perspective of Conceptual Metaphor. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science8(6), 1481-1485.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.06.031