In the 1920s, movies became a new form of entertainment for Americans. One of the first and arguably most famous movie stars, Charlie Chaplain, starred in the 1921 film, The Kid. For this assignment, watch this clip (Links to an external site.) from the film and answer the following questions. As always, your answers should be in a brief paragraph, in 40 – 50 words NO MORE WORDS. You must include the word total with your answer.
1. How does this 4-minute clip exhibit joy, sadness, and sentimentality?
2. How would films like this serve as a form of escapism for Americans?
(If you don’t know what some of these words mean, LOOK THEM UP. In the age of the internet, ignorance is not an excuse.)