Harold Lloyd is the outsider looking in in this film. He is a dual citizen of the world that he lives in, but he also transcends his time into the world of the audience. His sense of longing for love and happiness is a universal quality that anyone can relate to from any time period. This enables him to have a relationship with the viewer rather than just performing to them. In a way, he is a stand in for the viewer, a chosen representative that the audience can invest their emotions in. He's quite photogenic, and his comedy draws the audience into the story. Unlike Chaplin, he doesn't seek the approval of his audience, but he does seek the approval of his contemporaries because that is the society that he has graduated into.
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