City Lights Film Summary & Analysis

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Symbols

The Tramp as Savior

There is no doubt about the similarities between the Tramp as a savior and Jesus Christ as a savior. The Tramp, as previously stated, symbolizes hope as a figure who never condemns, always prevails, and is always there to save the person who needs saving the most. The Tramp is never defeated by failure. He refuses to look at life pessimistically and always assumes, everything will get better as soon as he rounds the next corner.

Like Christ, the Tramp is ridiculed, made fun of, shot at by boys holding pea shooters, and one of the boys even tears part of his clothing from his person, much like Christ was ridiculed and torn at, when he was placed on the cross. Also like Christ, the Tramp suddenly appears when he is most needed. He appears to save the millionaire. When the millionaire has...

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