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Let America Live Up to its Promise When people from oppressed lands hear America they immediately think of jobs and freedom an opportunity to begin a new life They imagine a place in which the streets are literally paved in gold and they dream of a country where everyone is treated equal Immigrants envision a country where their children can attend school to obtain a proper education and a country where their children will not go to bed with hunger in their stomachs In Langston Hughes Let America Be America Again he writes of the American dream but he writes of the dream by exposing the reality Hughes believes America has not lived up to its promise to minority groups but someday it will live up to its promise Throughout Let America Be America it is important to note that Hughes repetitiously uses the word dream For example line 6 states Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed Repetition of dream shows that the American dream for so many is merely a dream and nothing more However at the beginning of this line Let America be Hughes is pleading to the reader to allow the dream to become a reality Before Hughes sees the light at the end of the tunnel the hope that someday America will live up to its promise he exploits the shattered dreams of so many groups of immigrants of the many people that have been denied the American dream One group America has not kept its promise to is African Americans Hughes writes I am the Negro bearing slaverys scars l 20 A scar is a permanent mark on ones body and it is a symbol of great pain Although slavery does not exist anymore African Americans still suffer from the emotional pain they endure because of the color of their skin This line shows America has broken its promise because part of the promise is equality for all
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