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Citizen Kane “…If I hadn’t been very rich, I might have been a really great man.” Citizen Kane is the story of a life filled with regret, broken friendships, and a tarnished political career. He led a powerful yet empty life, constantly yearning for love and fulfillment. As time progressed, he grew in popularity and influence and sought infinite power. His objective was to manipulate the news and influence the future thru his newspaper. We see him throughout the film desperately seeking to fill the empty void he feels in his day to day life. But how did he get to that point? An abundance of money and an established career as an influential newspaper magnet eventually left him alone and miserable. When Mr. Thatcher takes Kane from his mother and father to give him an eastern education, his life hits a crossroad. No longer is he surrounded with love, rather, his life becomes solely about wealth. It is this foundation, money, which he builds his life moving forward. Since he was never surrounded with family, he knew no moral or ethical boundaries. “Rosebud” signified his lost childhood. When Kane came into his fortune at 25, he did not have the judgment with which to make sound business decisions. He had no fear of failure or retribution. He knew his fortune was waiting for him and he knew that whatever he did, the power he would acquire would save him. When questioned by…...

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