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The Great Dictator Film Summary & Analysis

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Characters

Adenoid Hynkel (Dictator of Tomania) played by Charles Chaplin

Description

Adenoid Hynkel is a self-centered, overbearing man. As the Dictator of Tomania, he bosses around the entire country especially those who work closely with him. Hynkel is convinced that he should create a completely Aryan race, and he especially hates the Jews because of their dark complexions. Hynkel finally decides that he will take over the neighboring country of Osterlich, but he is surprised to learn that another dictator, Benzini Napoloni is also on the borders of Osterlich preparing to attack. He finally convinces Napaloni to back off. Eventually Hynkel is captured in place of the Jewish barber and sent to a concentration camp.

Analysis

Hynkel is a ridiculous little man who seeks to keep power by making himself seem bigger and stronger than everyone else. However, he seems ridiculous as he is always posing for...

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