City Lights Summary
Charlie Chaplin

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City Lights Summary

Summary and Analysis

City Lights begins with the scene (shown with a quick subtitle) "Peace and Prosperity" to introduce the character of the Tramp, satirically mock the proceedings of a public presentation, and more subtly, to make a statement against talking films. An ugly monument is unveiled before a dignified, civic group. A typical, boring speech is presented by the mayor. Chaplin uses instruments to parody the voices and make fun of talking...

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