Study Guide

Citizen Kane Scene 18

Scene 18

Scene 18

  • Charles Kane sits at home while Susan screams at him for the review that his "friend" Leland wrote about her in The Inquirer. Little does she know that Kane actually wrote half of the thing.
  • A messenger comes with a message from Jed Leland. The envelope contains some torn up paper and the old copy of Kane's Declaration of Principles. Kane calls the document an "antique" and tears it up.
  • Kane tells Susan to go back to her singing because that's what he wants. He also says he's sick and tired of explaining his reasons for doing the things he does.
  • Some newspaper titles fly across the screen and suggest that Susan's reviews are getting better. But we have to wonder how many of these papers are owned by Charles Kane.