The American Dream In Emma Lazarus's The New Colossus

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The American Dream is a well- known concept, and widespread in the whole world. Therefor a lot of people tries to achieve The American Dream, which basically can be achieved by everyone. For instance, social inheritance should not be an insurmountable obstacle, certainly because the Americans believe in equality of opportunity and competition. Which indicate that everyone should have an equal chance to achieve success. The social class people are born into, should not influence their way to success in life. All men are created equal, and should therefore have the same opportunities. There has to be “fair play” between all the citizens, people with higher statues, and of course a better economically situation, will naturally have better chances …show more content…
The poem; The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus, 1883, tells how the statue of liberty was the welcoming mother, of the immigrants. She was the first thing they saw, when the immigrants arrived to the states. Combining the Americans and uniting the new settlers with solidarity. The statue of liberty represents freedom and equality; these values are some of the traditional American values. Generally seen the traditional American values, can be seen in many different contexts. For instance, the values can be seen in The New Colossus and The American Dream. But also other American national symbols contain the values, among other things; American holidays, the constitution, declaration of independency and bald …show more content…
People helps each other, which also can be seen in the documentary. There is places where people in need, can come and get free stuff. Things as furniture can mean a lot to these poor people, because they do not have money enough to buy it themselves, they can barely by food and survive. People on minimum wage do not have material wealth in live, even though they work hard day and night. It is somehow beautiful to see the sadness in this situation, because the outcome is great. People are helping those in need, and standing by each other

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