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An Analysis of the Symbolic Images in the Awakening with Conceptual Blending Theory

Author WangYaNi
Tutor WangLiJuan
School Nanchang University
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Conceptual Integration Theory Psychological space Symbolic image Women's liberation
Type Master's thesis
Year 2009
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Human beings every day in the creation and interpretation of literary works . But we are from the perspective of cognitive construct and analyze literary works still seems to be a problem . First proposed the concept of integration by Fauconnie and Turner ( composite space theory ) model gives us a whole new perspective of cognitive , played a huge role in the build process explanation for dynamic online language meaning . As one of the mainstream school of cognitive linguistics , the concept of integrated theoretical framework early to be used in analysis of poetry, theater , film , and narrative prose poem . In this paper, the concept of integration theory of symbolic image of the American writer Kate Chopin 's \The main purpose of this paper is to reveal the conceptual integration theory is how to help readers analyze the novel \from a submissive , submissive housewife into a physiological , psychological comprehensive liberation , the pursuit of freedom and real happiness of women , and to understand the underlying causes of the change in her behavior , so that readers of the book depicts the feminist and women 's liberation a more in-depth understanding , so our understanding of the human imagination and creative thinking is more accurate with a wide range , which also have a more in-depth understanding of the theme of the novel and aesthetic value . Through analysis, the following conclusions can be drawn : the novel use of the concept of integration theory ( composite space theory ) helps to keep the unity of the narrative perspective ; simultaneously by analyzing the novel some typical symbolic image , we can also answer some questions complex space of interpretation of the adequacy of the theoretical framework .

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