Write three things about the two statues that are similar?
Read what you wrote to you partner and discuss why you think the statues are similar.
The New Colossus
Travelers to the New York City harbor see a marvelous sight. Standing on a small island in the harbor is an immense statue of a robed woman, holding a book and lifting a torch to the sky. The statue measures almost one-hundred and twenty feet from foot to crown. It is sometimes referred to as the "Modern Colossus," but more often called the Statue of Liberty.
The Statue Liberty , a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States: a welcoming signal to immigrants arriving from abroad.
This awe-inspiring statue was a gift from France to America and is easily recognized by people around the world. What many visitors to this shrine to freedom don't know is that the statue, the "Modern Colossus," is the echo of another statue, the original colossus, that stood over two thousand years ago at the entrance to another busy harbor on the Island of Rhodes. Like the Statue of Liberty, this colossus was also built as a celebration of freedom. This amazing statue, is the same height from toe to head as the modern colossus.
The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek Titan Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes on the Greek island of Rhodes by Chares of Lindos between 292 and 280 BC. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was constructed to celebrate Rhodes' victory over the ruler of Cyprus, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, whose son unsuccessfully besieged Rhodes in 305 BC.
Why do you think these two statues have so many things similar about them? Highlight at least three things from the story that support your opinion.
Write at least one from your own personal thoughts or experiences that support your opinion.
What four sentences from the article do you think are most important? Write them below and discuss with your partner why you choose them.
Use the four sentences you chose and your discussion to write four sentences that summarize this article.
The sentence below will start your paragraph.
Even though they were constructed thousands of miles from each other and thousands of years in between ,the Statue of Liberty and Colossus of Rhodes are unmistakably similar.