City Lights Film Summary & Analysis

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Themes

Love Transforms

The Tramps is first presented as a vagrant who sleeps on statutes, has no real purpose or life plan, simply going about daily from place to place, and always finding enough food and a place to sleep, one way or another. When he meets the flower girl, he immediately falls in love and at that point, he is transformed. Although the physical conditions of his life do not immediately change, he desires to be everything she believes he is. It is not that he has any more desires for personal possessions himself, because he does not. However, he wants her to have all that she needs and even, desires. What she most desires is a rich millionaire who will meet her wants and desires. The Tramp becomes what she most desires.

The Tramp's advantage, of course, is that the blind girl cannot see who he...

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