Furious at the prospect of exile from his own family to live with a man he does not know, the boy strikes Thatcher with his sled and attempts to run away.
Years later, after gaining full control over his trust fund at the age of 25, Kane enters the newspaper business and embarks on a career of yellow journalism.
It is also implied that Kane's father could be violent towards his son and that is another reason she wants to send him away.
While Thatcher and Charles' parents discuss arrangements inside, the young Kane plays happily with a sled in the snow outside his parents' boarding-house and protests being sent to live with Thatcher.
The film was released on Blu-ray on September 13, 2011, for a special 70th-anniversary edition.
In a mansion in Xanadu, a vast palatial estate in Florida, the elderly Charles Foster Kane is on his deathbed.
While a critical success, Citizen Kane failed to recoup its costs at the box office.
The film faded from view after its release, but was subsequently returned to the public's attention when it was praised by such French critics as André Bazin and given an American revival in 1956.
Kane marries Susan and forces her into a humiliating operatic career for which she has neither the talent nor the ambition, even building a large opera house for her.
Leland begins to write a negative review of Susan's opera debut; Kane fires him, but finishes the negative review and prints it.