Relativism, Perspectivism and Citizen Kane by Daniel Shaw.
For those who consider Citizen Kane one of the most enigmatic characters ever created, your'e right, and for those of us who, like Kane, are sometimes unfairly judged by others--shake it off.
Daniel Shaw discusses four varying perspectives on the character of Charles Foster Kane, in Hollywood’s most philosophically intriguing and much hailed film “Citizen Kane”. He posits that some of the perspectives on Kane as a person are unfavorable while others are positive; all are relative (and none of the perspectives help solve the mystery of Rosebud). This disconnect occurs in our own lives; conflicting perspectives are held by others about our character. For a viewer to gain a consummate portrait of Kane’s character (or for someone to fairly judge any individual) all perspectives would have to synthesize. Read Shaw's essay.