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The Great Dictator Film Summary & Analysis

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Stop the Cruelty

During a time when many people in the world, particularly in the United States, were ignoring the problems caused by Hitler and the mistreatment of the Jews, Charlie Chaplin uses The Great Dictator to speak out against the injustice. Chaplin speaks out against the cruelty throughout the film. Rather than hiding the truth about concentration camps, Chaplin presents the truth about what was going on in and around Germany.

Chaplin truly speaks out against the cruelty against Jews during the last scene. He comes out of character as the barber who is pretending to be Hynkel, and he begins to speak out against the injustice, discrimination, and cruelty being perpetrated against the Jews. He calls for people around the world to speak out and step up so that things can change.

Throughout the film, Chaplin shows the horror of the situation in a...

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