Statue Of Liberty Essay

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The 1800’s in America was a very odd time period. We wanted immigrants to come to America, yet we didn't take care of some of the people that were already in it or even give them the option of the promise that we provided others. But, what was that promise? America wanted people to come to help build it up. The Statue of Liberty was a major part of the promise, she was the symbolism of the promise for the immigrants, she was a symbolism of hope, and that you needed to work hard in order to fulfill your dreams. There is three texts that will be mentioned through out the essay; a picture, a poem, and a speech, and they'll each help define this definition of the promise of America. The speech is called “Address on the Occasion of the fiftieth Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty October 28, 1936”spoken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. If we didn't accept the gift from the France ambassador, the promise of America wouldn't be as well known. It would still be there, but we wouldn't have the symbol that every one knows and comes too; a woman. The reason Liberty is a woman is that women are nurturing, and they are there to accept you…show more content…
For an example, the poem quotes “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me; I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” which also includes another similarity to the speech, which is talking about immigrants. Liberty is talking about taking all the people that nobody else would want, like the homeless, poor, etc. and bringing them here to be taken care of. The people wouldn't have to worry or have problems anymore. Liberty was also known as ‘Mother of Exiles’ because when immigrants fled and/or left the country, she was the first thing they saw, and so they would know that if they worked hard, they would be able to achieve and be

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