The comedy of Charlie Chaplin is a perfect example of how humor can continue through time.
Chaplin’s films are relevant today because they deal with an issue pertinent to people of every era: the idea of class consciousness and status.
Throughout his films, Chaplin’s character is portrayed as a lower-class man, who is trying to climb the social ladder and better his position in society.
His dress reflects his attempt to give the appearance of higher social status. His costume has all the elements of a gentleman; however, his appearance is ridiculous because the pieces of his suit do not fit together.
Although Charlie Chaplin is dead and gone, his memories live on even in Greater Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital courtesy of the works of comic actor Atadwe born Osei Dartey Stephen.
Thus, comic actor Atadwe has for the past months taken over the street of Kumasi mimicking the comic works of the world’s greatest Charlie Chaplin.