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The Statue Of Freedom In Claude Mckay's 'America'

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Being an American means defining freedom through your actions. Whether its fighting for your country, working your hands to the bone, etc. But you make your own freedom by earning your keep. Also in America freedom is also defined on how you help this country succeed, a big part of Americas success is that immigrants from neighboring countries were allowed to migrate in the hope for better living conditions and jobs. They left all they had for a better opportunity to live and no matter what their background, they were welcome in America. America is the land of opportunity for those looking to settle from other countries, and they earn their freedom by working for their right to become an American. For example the statue of liberty welcomes…show more content…
Cries she with silent lips. Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathing free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore,” the author was trying to convey the statue of liberty welcomes you with a breath of fresh air. And when the author explains how America is “fresh breath of air”, for immigrants it symbolized what the immigrants are willing to do for their fresh breath. And also what they’re willing to do to avoid that black cloud they call their homeland. In “America” by Claude McKay, the author tells about how the statue of liberty is a part of American freedom and how it means a difference to immigrants coming in. in the passage the author explains, “yet as a rebel fronts a king in state, I stand within her walls with not a shred of terror, malice, not a word of jeer.” the author is a rebel to the state he immigrated from. Also He feels confident in the beginning life beyond the beauty of the statue of liberty. The author believes he’s protected by the new country, and that’s what America is, freedom and…show more content…
hector St. john de Crevecoeur, the author tells how Europeans were treated very unpoorly and offered very little but America was rich and promising. The author explains why he migrated to America when he says, “what attachment can a poor European emigrant have for a country where he had nothing? The knowledge of the language , the love of a few kindred as poor as himself, were the only cords that tied him: his country is now that which gives him land, bread, protection, and consequence: ubi panis ibi patria, is the motto of all emigrants.” the author means its hard to love a country that gave so little, when in America there’s so much more money and opportunity. That proves that America is a land of giving more and the land of new opportunity to be more successful than you were in the past. And that to me is what defines an
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