An Ecolinguistic Study of Environmental Degradation and Human Survival in Atwood’s MaddAddam
Keywords:Environmental Degradation, Human Survival, Genetic Engineering, Ecolinguistics
The current study explores environmental degradation and human survival by analyzing a dystopian novel MaddAddam. This study employs the theoretical framework of Ecolinguistics given by Stibbe (2015). Ecolinguistics explores the relationship of language and ecology. Atwood’s MaddAddam depicts environmental negligence which causes challenges to human survival. This study explores the connection of ecological degradation and genetic engineering by analyzing its discourse. The current study aims to explore the discourse of MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood, which depicts environmental degradation and evokes a sense of urgency for human survival in an eroded environment due to genetic engineering. The findings of the study reveal that genetic engineering has caused environmental degradation, which has resulted in threat to human survival in a dystopian future. The discourse of the novel develops a narrative which requires an immediate action for environmental sustainability.
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