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In the film Citizen Kane this idea is portrayed through the protagonist Charles Foster Kane He cannot change what he has become He becomes an egotistic arrogant and unsociable individual and cannot change this As a result he remains lonely and dies all alone In his infancy Kane enjoys the company and security of his parents and his home He lives a happy and content life Unfortunately his mother inherits a potentially enormous fortune and gives this to Kane He is forced to leave home and his happy life and is thrown into the cruel world The consequence of this act of unintentional cruelty is that Kane becomes an individual who cannot change The traits he acquires along with the wealth - the arrogance the egotism are to be with him forever Kane becomes a man who is inevitably on his way to a spiritual doom He emerges as a self-centered man the personal note is all there is to it who is driven solely by his ego he didnt believe in anything but Charlie Kane He tries to buy friends Thats all youve ever done with everybody Tried to bribe them His lack of love as a child leads to a yearning for love complemented with an ironic inability to love He lives an arrogant life tries to buy happiness and thinks that he has all that life has to offer He develops into a power-hungry individual whose arrogance is as obvious as the colour of his skin We are given an inkling to the moral stance he is prepared to take in pursuit of success when he sends a message to Cuba saying You provide the prose poems Ill provide the war He has the self-avowed desire to help the common man Yet this is constantly matched by a need for self-aggrandisement and a willingness to make his paper a success no matter what inaccuracy or subterfuge he has to
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