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Goes back to mary with money he earns, takes her to show Happiness at show an ordinary common and average American (an Everyman prototype embodied in a white-collar worker) trying to make it with his wife in the monolithic big city - but without any maudlin
sentimentality, extreme passion, exploitation of romance, or escapist melodrama. Harsh reality intrudes as he experiences cramped living conditions, a boring job, and a limited life with regret and bitterness, rather than what he had expected. poignant story of the working and domestic life of an average, commonplace man in 'the crowd' 10/3 CITIZEN KANE BACKGROUND 1941 Directed by orson welles Written by orson welles and herman mankiewicz Stars orson welles as charles foster kane Man runs counter to rags to riches story Tap into but doesn’t necessarily fit it CITIZEN KANE MOVIE NOTES (key scenes, details that will help you support arguments) Poisoned man then covered in bed like a body bag Private zoo Mark his grave, costliest funeral to himself Greatest newpaper tycoon Radio network, newpaper, apartment buildings, grocery stores, coal Shit talked about him Hated and loved by many Twice married twice divorced Married to a presidents _____ Susan alexander oprah singer Never granted or elected office by his country Political chances canceled when he was found out to be in an affair Kane papers were weakened during great depression but people still listend to kane and read his papers Outlived his power Living in his unfinished pleasure palace Kanes last words o rosebud A man who could have been president Loved and hated as any man could Household name Who is rosebud Second wife night club dancer “People mind your own business, Ill mind mine” FIRST QUESTION; “Most public/private life there ever was” Exposes private life into public life Reality TV claims the private for the public
Chose to live life this way, even the most private moments (death bed) become public His life was news to people News that was made up of somebody’s life Kim K held at gunpoint Rapid spread > reality Kane is incontrol of the news Story is told out of sequence Mom is given residental parent of charles Divorce papers, father isnt happy he is losing son and family Charles is sent to live with mr thatcher Not the place to grow up in GOOGLE THIS SHIT YOURE CONFUSED Charles doesnt want to leave home Father seems abusive “must be brought up where you cannot get at him” I think it would be fun to run a newspaper QUESTION 3 Kane is american because he grew up in a farm house and a simple life American is: job-work-success Grow up simply Get a job Become successful Mom sent him away to become successful Rags to riches How you are suppose to be successful (american dream) Strong belief in rags to riches, rise up You have to work Work entails: regular, position, upward, ambition, opportunity, accomplish something,

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