An Analysis of Perseverance in Citizen Kane, a Movie by Orson Welles

Through its portrayal of human experience, Welles’ Citizen Kane reinforces the significance of perseverance. To what extent does your interpretation of Citizen Kane support this view? In your response, make detailed reference to the film. The perseverance of a definitive truth about the nature of human experience is inhibited by subjectivity and the intrinsic obscurity … Read more

Rosebuds and Sinuous Rills: The Romantic Fragment of Orientalism in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Kubla Khan” and Citizen Kane by Orson Welles

The debate over the fragmentary nature of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Kubla Khan” has continued from the time the poem was written in 1797 to the present day. Some critics believe “Kubla Khan” to be a complete work in its totality, while others argue that it is merely an unfinished fragment, a curiosity. The reductionist … Read more

The negative effects of Ambition: How ambiguity and corruption are depicted in Citizen Kane

It is the textual integrity of Orson Welles’ film Citizen Kane (1941) which enables it to effectively demonstrate the need for healthy relationships and the dangers of the exclusive pursuit of power. The film’s non-linear structure which returns to the Gothic facade of Xanadu also conveys the ambiguity of Kane’s character and the human experience. … Read more