Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Citizen Kane

I often would agree, that a single word can't sumarize a mans life, but in Mr. Kanes case, I think that "rosebud" is a perfect way to describe his life. Rosebud roots back until the beginning of his life, when he was just a boy. He was playing with his sled that read "rosebud" when he was given the tragic news that his parents were giving him away. From that day on, Mr. Kane was always trying to feel the love that his parents didn't give him. When his second wife leaves him, he says "rosebud," which reflects on the day that he lost his parents love the first day, and when he lost Mrs. Alexanders love as well. His last word was "rosebud," which shows that until the day that he died, he was still trying to capture everyones love. You could see his seach for love in his buisiness life as well. always rooting for the working man, always saying what people wanted to hear, even if its not true. Mr. leland knew Mr. Kane very well, and when he was drunk he stated his true feelings for him. He also commented on the way he woos the audiences with lies, just for their approval. "Rosebud" might not mean anything to anyone else, but in Mr. Kanes case it was his life from the beggining until the end.

4 comments:

Caitlin said...

I think your right about one word not being able to summarize a persons life. I mean think about that one little word would have to summarize multiple events. i very much agree with what you said so good job.

Dan P. said...

I totally agree with you. In most circumstances one simple word could never describe a person's whole life, but Orson Welles does a great job to arrange the story in such a way so that Rosebud really does describe Kane's whole life. You did an excellent job talking about this, good job.

Maggie said...

In a way I agree and disagree with you Karly. I do agree that 'rosebud' did sum up his life, at least for himself. But from everyone else's perspective they had no idea what he was talking about by that phrase so it wasn't helpful to them.

jake said...

haha karly i didn't know you had Mr.K... but i liked how you blogged about the P.O.V. of the indian in old and new westerns. It really broadened my horizons