Some of these themes include corruption of .
power, corruption of money, greed, materialism, need for love, abandonment, ambiguity .
of Kaneâ€™s self, stolen childhood, and lost innocence. Orson Welles is able to bring out .
these themes through use of extreme low angle/high angle shots, transitions from one .
scene to the next, lighting techniques, symbolism, such as the snow globe, etc. .
Two themes that are important in this movie are corruption of power and lost .
childhood. The theme of Kaneâ€™s corruption of power helps develop another theme, that .
is, Kaneâ€™s lost childhood. Throughout the movie, Thompson, a reporter, is trying to find .
out what â€œrosebudâ€ means. â€œRosebudâ€ is what Kane says right before his death. He .
thinks by finding this out, it will reveal the missing piece of Kaneâ€™s life. Unfortunately, .
he is unable to find out and the movie ends without an answer to what â€œrosebud,â€ the .
missing piece in Kaneâ€™s life, is.
The first theme is developed when young Charles Foster Kane is taken away from .
his family by Thatcher, he has no idea the world he is about to enter is a world of .
corruption, money, power, and materialism. Charles Foster Kane accepts the fact that he .
is going to be living in this world by accepting the sled he gets from Thatcher for .
Christmas. The sled symbolizes a new life being handed to him. .
When Kane gets older, he takes over the Inquirer, a newspaper company. When .
he enters his office for the first time, everyone stands up and surrounds him as if they are .
praising him. This is shot at a low angle shot as if to say that the audience is suppose to .
praise him or stand up for him like his colleagues. This makes him look like man with .
power. He then takes Mr. Carterâ€™s office and makes it his own by taking all of Mr.