My reaction to Citizen Kane was that it was quite a strange film. I can not see what makes it one of the best films of all time. It was just about the weird life of a millionaire that had problems with women and a bad temper. What I want to know is why everyone made a big deal about what his final word was. Plus, they never really found out but the movie watchers did. So they probably ended up continuing the search. Charles himself has many issues. Most of which could probably be traced to his childhood when his parents sold him to a bank. The man who had bought him tried to make him happy but Charles still didn’t really get along with him. He never really got along with anybody and that is why he died alone. I think his problem is that he isn’t used to people saying no to him and he is used to getting his way. I feel that is the reason why he didn’t want his second wife to leave him. Not only that but he also doesn’t have much happiness most likely due to the stress of having a fortune of his size and the influence on the world he has. I believe the most revealing flashback was the one from his ex wife as she was the one who was probably the closest to him and saw him privately. Which was different than how he acted when he was in public or with the other people who had presented the other flashbacks. It showed how Kane dealt with his emotions and how he treated his close ones. There are many things that are similar between Kane and Loman. One similarity is that both of them are after the American dream. Also, while they are chasing after it, they are doing so without a key component. Happiness. Neither of the two men were able to enjoy what they made of themselves. They were too caught up in their work to enjoy their social lives. These films show that it is difficult for people to reach what is considered the American dream no matter what their social class is.