Edward Scissorhands Comparative Essay

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In today’s society people are constantly being judge for differences in their personality and appearance. With the films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton portrays the significance of unique characteristics. In this case, characters are introduced to societies where their personalities and appearances clash with the others. There are certain effects created by the author that leave everyone surrounded to be affected by these introduced characters. Throughout the films Tim Burton is able to convey the idea that what is on the inside counts more than what society judges you by on the outside Tim Burton, in Edward Scissorhands, uses non-diejetic music in order to express the character Edward’s feelings toward another significant character, Kim. For instance, when Edward is focused on Kim at the supermarket. At this point in time the audience is now aware of Edward’s love for Kim. Therefore, we are introduced to the concept of Edward having emotions and romantic feelings towards the teenage daughter Kim. Although this contradicts the idea of Edward’s humanity, it is clearly implied that his differences from…show more content…
Throughout the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the character Charlie is different from the others because of his family’s social and economic status. By default, Charlie is judge by his surrounding society for being different. Additionally to the film Edward Scissorhands, where Edward is judged by the town’s neighbors for not having human hands. These characters are looked down on to for their differences within their society which does not express who they are as individuals. With these two concepts the audience is now able to understand the similarities of Tim Burton’s directing. The juxtaposition between the two characters leads them to adjusting of their personalities and appearances for others

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