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Sunrise: A Story of Two Humans Film Summary & Analysis

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Motifs

The Woman of the City

Humans are tempted in many ways. Men tend to be tempted by women, just as the Man in this film learns. The Woman of the City is the catalyst for the rest of the events in the film. She is the archetypal temptress who enters the scene simply to break up a marriage. The Woman of the City seems to have little interest in the Man as anything more than an amusement during her vacation.

Although the Woman of the City may not have deep feelings for the Man, she does want him all to herself. She begs him to leave his Wife and he finally agrees. She proposes that he drown his Wife so that he can live with the Woman. Neither of them considers the consequences of their plan, particularly its impact on the Man's child...

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