States, it was originally representing as a token of the friendship between two countries and a
sign of their mutual desire for liberty.
I do not believe that Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi
considered for the statue to represent immigration but think he intended for it to mean freedom.
Over a decade, the statue has become much more, especially when Emma Lazarus wrote the
poem in 1883 “The New Colossus” it changed the intended meaning of the statue. Her famous
poem represents the status as “Mother of Exiles” as a symbol of immigration and opportunity.
Immigrants see it as a welcoming symbol of freedom, democracy and hope for a better life.
Questions: Pose questions
you have after thinking deeply about this artifact. What more
do you want to know regarding:
The relationship between human
culture and expression
Does the statue have still the same meaning to immigrants as it has in the past?
What was the motivation of Bartholdi designing the statue?
about artifacts of this sort and why they exist
Do Americans have the same interpretation of the statue as immigrants?
Does other culture have the same expression with sculptures and statues?