Question: What does the ending of Citizen Kane mean?

Rosebud reveals Kanes final realization that hes lost his childhood goodness/innocence and become a bad person, since the sled represents a wish to go back to an earlier time in his life before money and fortune corrupted him.

What did Citizen Kane mean by Rosebud?

Rosebud is the trade name of a cheap little sled on which Kane was playing on the day he was taken away from his home and his mother. In his subconscious it represented the simplicity, the comfort, above all the lack of responsibility in his home, and also it stood for his mothers love, which Kane never lost.

What happens at the end of Citizen Kane?

The ending of Citizen Kane The final word whispered by Kane is Rosebud — as the film ends, no one knows what it means. But the camera shows the viewer, panning across the vast amount of material possessions Kane had amassed and hoarded over his life, which are being burnt and discarded after his death.

What does a rosebud Symbolise?

The rosebud is simply the bud of a rose, it is a beautiful thing that people love to have and to give to people. Since the rose is the definition of beauty and love, this is a flower that people desire and it is one of the most popular flowers that people are going to purchase to give to people today.

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