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Not a hard essay to do Well-rounded essay on Kanes life Very well done Charles Foster Kane - Who Was He The story of Citizen Kane drew many people to the theatres since they wanted to find out who this Kane fellow is or was It is unarguably one of the best films ever produced Orson Wells portrays Kane as mysterious person but also a sad person The different accounts are shown throughout the movie through the reporter wanting to find out who or what Rosebud is Rosebud was Kanes last dying words The first person the reporter Jerry Thompson sees is the owner of Walter Parks Thatchers estate and holdings Thatcher is long dead and who visits his library and is allowed to inspect the financiers memoirs in manuscript Through Thatchers words we see Kane as a boy playing with his sled on a snow-swept Colorado farm Through his mother the boy has just inherited a great fortune Unable to settle his bill a prospector who boarded with the Kanes left behind stock certificates that make Mrs Kane the sole owner of one of the worlds great silver mines She then makes her son the ward of the bank that administers her estate and Thatcher whom the angry young Kane bashes with a sled takes the boy East to be raised The movie then shows Kane growing up making life miserable for Thatcher The mature Kane decides to take direct control of a small struggling newspaper and immediately begins using it to attack Thatcher and others among Americas financial elite This displays the mystery with Kane as he wants to expand on something small into something big but we dont know what The next account was given by Bernstein Kanes devoted assistant He explains the beginnings as a newspaper czar and his takeover of the New York Enquirer in which he fired
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