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Tyler Casey TDR 2000 2-18-2008 Process Project 2 Motivation in Citizen Kane The theme of motivation is one that persists through out the film Citizen Kane . Sometimes motivation is very complex it is very simple. Perhaps the most apparent motivation is stemmed from the word Rosebud. Rosebud serves as the motivation for two characters. It is what Kane desires in the end of his days and the search for the meaning of it is what drives the journalist’s, Thompson, investigation. Both men are searching for Rosebud. Both of their searches end in vain. It was the last thing Kane could think about on his deathbed. Although he had all the power in the world, Rosebud was still elusive to him as he still could not find it. Thompson’s search for it ends without success. After his lengthy investigation and interviews, he comes to the conclusion that the search for the meaning of Rosebud is futile, cannot be found, and “no word can describe a man’s life.” The rosebud motif serves as an instrument to drive the
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course TDR 2000 taught by Professor Wooldridge during the Spring '08 term at Belmont.

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