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* LivingStatue: Sometimes in fiction the Statue of Liberty got a life of its own, depending of the story. It could be a [[Series/DoctorWho giant Weeping Angel]] or maybe a human-size VideoGame/ClayFighter, for example.


** It's an important part of the iconography of the American immigrant due to being one the first part of America a Westerner sailing into Ellis Island would see. It's importance to immigrants would be lionized in Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''Film/TheImmigrant'' and ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII''.

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** It's an important part of the iconography of the American immigrant due to being one the first part of America a Westerner sailing into Ellis Island would see. It's Its importance to immigrants would be lionized in Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''Film/TheImmigrant'' and ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII''.


* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The statue was originally made of shining copper, but the weather turned it green the years. The public liked it that way so much they resisted attempts to restore it.

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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The statue was originally made of shining copper, but the weather turned it green over the years. The public liked it that way so much they resisted attempts to restore it.


** The statue has numerous smaller copies around the world, most famously the one in Las Vegas.

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** The statue has numerous smaller copies around the world, most famously the one in Las Vegas. There is of course one in Auguste Bartholdi's native city of Colmar.


The Statue of Liberty is a French statue given to the United States in 1886 to personify the freedom America offers.

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The Statue of Liberty is a French statue given to the United States in 1886 to personify the freedom America offers.
offers. It was designed by sculptor Auguste Bartholdi and its framework was engineered by Gustave Eiffel (yes, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiffel_Tower that one]]).

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* MonumentalDamage: Oh, don't worry, the actual statue has never been damaged like that. However, in fiction is another matter, where it's a common target for rampaging monsters and natural disasters.

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[[caption-width-right:300:''Liberty Enlightening the World''...]]

-> ''"Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,\\
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;\\
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand\\
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame\\
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name\\
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand\\
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command\\
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.\\
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she\\
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,\\
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,\\
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.\\
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,\\
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"''
-->-- '''Emma Lazarus''', ''The New Colossus''

The Statue of Liberty is a French statue given to the United States in 1886 to personify the freedom America offers.

The statue stands on a pedestal on Liberty Island, located just off the coast of Manhattan. It is highly visible from Ellis Island, where [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream immigrants to the United States]] used to be processed before entering the country. It soon became a symbol for the immigrant story, leading to Emma Lazarus's poem on the subject to be engraved on the Statue itself.

If you want to know a little bit more about the Statue's development, check out its [[UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty Useful Notes page]]. This page only deals with the Statue as a tropable piece of {{Art}}, where it stands alongside works like the Art/{{David}} as one of the most influential sculptures in history.
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!!The Statue of Liberty provides examples of the following tropes:
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The statue was originally made of shining copper, but the weather turned it green the years. The public liked it that way so much they resisted attempts to restore it.
* BigApplesauce: What's the one city the personification of Liberty decided to settle down in? That's right, New York!
* BreakingTheBonds: At the statue's left foot sits a broken shackle, showing the strength of liberty in defeating tyranny.
* CoolCrown: The Statue of Liberty ironically wears a tiara, showing that the only supreme monarch for America is freedom from monarchs.
* {{Eagleland}}: Type 1; the Statue serves as a symbol for the opportunity America provides and its dedications to preserving human freedom. Even cynics get sentimental about it.
* {{Expy}}:
** The statue itself was likened by Emma Lazarus as a modern version of the [[UsefulNotes/SevenWondersOfTheWorld Colossus of Rhodes]]. With one major difference. The Greek Colossus celebrates conquest, Lady Liberty is a guardian standing by the Golden Door welcoming people to the New World. Incidentally, the Statue of Liberty has outlasted the original Colossus, [[BrieferThanTheyThink which stood for only 54 years]].
** The statue has numerous smaller copies around the world, most famously the one in Las Vegas.
* TheGoodKing: The Statue appropriates imagery associated with monarchs and emperors (the crown, the robes, and the tablet of law) to show that the best ruler for mankind is not a king, but a free people.
* HolyHalo: The statues crown gives off seven rays that act as a type of halo, showing Liberty's divine role in human life.
* AnImmigrantsTale:
** It's an important part of the iconography of the American immigrant due to being one the first part of America a Westerner sailing into Ellis Island would see. It's importance to immigrants would be lionized in Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''Film/TheImmigrant'' and ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII''.
** Emma Lazarus's poem specifically made the statue part of the immigrant story. She was an American Jewish poet who had initially refused the offer, but after working with refugees from European pogroms, came to understand what America meant to people who were outcasts of society:
---> '''Paul Auster''': ''"Bartholdi's gigantic effigy was originally intended as a monument to the principles of international republicanism, but '''The New Colossus''' reinvented the statue's purpose, turning Liberty into a welcoming mother, a symbol of hope to the outcasts and downtrodden of the world."''
* LightIsGood: The Statue holds a torch to show that freedom is what enlightens the world.
* RedBaron: The poem "The New Colosus," (the one on the plaque) gives her the epithet, [[CapsLock "MOTHER OF EXILES."]]
* RuleOfSeven: In keeping with the theme of sanctity and holiness, there are seven rays coming from the Statue's head, the same as the Biblical number of perfection.
* ShoutOut: Liberty's book has "JULY IV MDCCLXXVI" inscribed upon it, referencing the date of the Declaration of Independence.
* TheUnfettered: A broken fetter sits at the statue's right foot and her right foot is raised to show that Liberty is constantly in motion and will not stop until all can be illuminated by her flame.
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