- STX 3.g
- Engelsk A
Engelsk essay: English as a second language
Essay på baggrund af novellen "English as a second language".
“A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand glows the world-wide welcome.” This is some of the words which are written in front of the beautiful Statue of Liberty in New York. The statue is seen as a symbol of freedom and her torch as a guiding light for all the immigrants; immigrants like Maria Perez. Even though The Statue of Liberty is welcoming people from far and near, Maria does not feel welcome in New York and she does not see the guiding light. The question is if Maria will ever be an integrated part of the society or is she stuck in her past?
“English as a Second Language” is a short story written in 1990. The main character of the short story is called Maria Perez and she lived in Guatemala until political problems forced her to escape her mother country together with three of her children. Maria’s husband was killed while one of her children was dragged away by the attackers. Maria and the three remaining children escaped to New York, where they live when the reader gets to know the family... Køb adgang for at læse mere