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An American in Paris Film Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 22 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of An American in Paris.
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Themes

Love versus Duty

Choosing between love and duty may be one of the oldest and most difficult decisions that any person must make. When Lise and Jerry first meet, they would never have guessed that such difficult decisions would lie ahead of them. For one thing, Lise didn't even want to talk to Jerry.

After Lise and Jerry fall in love and have spent a lot of time together, each realizes that he or she must reveal their secrets to the other. Lise is finally forced to tell Jerry about her engagement to Henri and her feeling of duty toward him, since he cared for her for so many years. Jerry, in kind, must tell of Milo's patronage and his dedication to her.

Although Jerry is easily able to lose Milo, since his situation has been going on for a much shorter amount of time...

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