The Great Dictator And The Dictator Analysis

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1 The Study of Fascism: The Great Dictator and The Dictator Directed by Charlie Chaplin and Larry Charles Respectively Term Paper Political Theory Submitted To: Dr. S. Kumar Submitted by: Dinesh Sapkota Roll: 15 First Semester, M.A. Department of International Relations South Asian University 2014 2 Introduction Two award winning films, The Great Dictator and The Dictator, are politically embellished but having humorous technique, are successful in terms of their practical value and popularity. This paper tries to explore the political ideology of these respective films. In these films, all most all characters are being presented humorously. Protagonists seem idiot and fool but ironically they have great aim to be 'Dictators. ' Basically,…show more content…
Violence becomes only one means to achieve the goal as it is presented in these two films, The Great Dictator and The Dictator directed by Charlie Chaplin and Larry Charles respectively. Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British comedian, producer, writer, director, and composer who is widely regarded as the greatest comic artist of the screen and one of the most important figures in motion-picture history.2 Charles Larry was born on 20 February 1956 in Brooklyn to a Jew family. He is a writer, director and producer. His noticeable works are Seinfeld, Borat, Religulous, Bruno and The Dictator. In 1938, the world 's most famous movie star, Charlie Chaplin,"[b]egan to prepare a film about the monster of the 20th century. Exploiting that resemblance, Chaplin devised a satire in which the dictator and a Jewish barber from the ghetto 3 would be mistaken for each other. The result, released in 1940, was The Great Dictator, Chaplin 's first talking picture and the highest-grossing of his career, although it would…show more content…
He is unnamed throughout the film. He saved the life of his commander, Schultz. He has got treatment of amnesia and reopened his barbershop in Jew ghetto. He was unaware about the takeover by dictator, Adenoid Hynkel. He was harassed by Haynkel 's soldier because he is Jew. Hanna, another Jew lady, and he resisted against the domination of soldier. Barber was about to lynch but Commander Schultz came suddenly and save the lives of barber and Hannah. Dictator Hynkel tightens his persecution of Jews after their rejection to donate regime for the further expansion of Tomainia. Commander Schultz opposed such action, so, he has to go to the concentration camp. Many Jews sent to the camp. Some manage to flee to Osterlich. Hannah went to Osterilich with her father and started to work in vineyard. Neighboring dictator of Bacteria, Benzino Napaloni was invited to attend Army drill and exhibition of weapons. * The Great Dictator, Available from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggDQAHVFDss&channel=gontagelop. (Accessed: 01 November 2014) 7 Dictators Hynkel and Napaloni had ridiculous fight inside the room on the issue of invasion of Osterlich. They fight on very petty issue that Hynkel

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