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New York. Sarah, Liz, Rachel. Compares New York ship to Titanic “smashing into an iceberg” (p.30) “The immigrant wants to tear the clothes from his body…step into the new life naked” (p.33) It felt like a dream and it felt like freedom (p.33)

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New york

New York

Sarah, Liz, Rachel


Beginning imagery

  • Compares New York ship to Titanic “smashing into an iceberg” (p.30)

  • “The immigrant wants to tear the clothes from his body…step into the new life naked” (p.33)

  • It felt like a dream and it felt like freedom (p.33)

  • (about the street vapor) “At first sight New York rose out of volcanic soil, and curb and asphalt and masonry were holding off a dangerous eruption” (p.34)

Beginning Imagery


Beginning imagery1

  • “America trusted the most foreign” (p.35) iceberg” (p.30)

  • “The world’s luxury lay behind glittering panes of glass” luxury, jewelry, well-groomed women (p.37)

  • “This street was Vienna, it was Berlin, the corner was Warsaw or Czernowitz” confusion of describing New York (p.37)

Beginning Imagery


End imagery

End Imagery


End imagery1

  • “The skyscrapers shone above the stony forests of the suburbs like red and white stars” (p.144)

  • “The colored people, the long oppressed, had the greater confidence in their world” (p.152)

  • Jewish cemetary—”grave stones…a faithful mirror image of the beautiful and beloved”

End Imagery


  • He wants to like New York suburbs like red and white stars” (p.144)

  • Some disillusions, some terrible images

  • Overall, positive views of America–-diversity, beauty

+ or - ?


Prominent aspects

  • Harlem suburbs like red and white stars” (p.144)

  • Skyscrapers

  • Luxury/Women

  • Races/racial harmony

  • Wall Street

  • Hustle/busy (City that never sleeps)

Prominent Aspects


Enjoyment

  • Koeppen suburbs like red and white stars” (p.144) enjoys his time here

  • New York seems to be his 2nd favorite city

  • Lots of description, positive images

Enjoyment?


European overlay

European Overlay


American reflection

American reflection


Speaks to germans

Speaks to Germans


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