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A Place in the Sun Film Summary & Analysis

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Motifs

Desperation

George is a desperate man. At the beginning of the film, he is desperate to get a job, so he hitchhikes across part of America to reach his uncle. Later, George is willing to risk that same job for a relationship with Alice. Finally, George kills or tries to kill Alice out of his desperation to stay with Angela, his true love.

A desperate man is willing to do anything to get what he wants, and George seems to fit this description. His desperation drives him to avoid Alice and then to murder her. Trying to cover up his crimes, George does not tell anyone of the incident, and he desperately tries to hide away amid the wealth of his family and the protection of Angela's love. Although he does not succeed, George's desperation makes him willing to do whatever it takes to...

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