Analysis Of Tim Burton 's ' Edward Scissorhands ' Essay

1105 Words Jun 16th, 2015 5 Pages
Tim Burton’s beautifully haunting production of ‘Edward Scissorhands’ introduces our protagonist, represented by Johnny Depp, and explores the fictional story of this solitary boy with an unfortunate seemingly threatening oddity, being thrust into a world where he is glaringly blatant in the midst of the suburbs. Despite his intimidating exterior, it is almost immediately exposed that Edward is just an innocent, childlike soul, intent on serving others. The purpose of this film was to delve into the threatening manner of suburbia and its dismissive views on originality. Burton shattered cliches and stereotypes of who ‘monsters’ are by introducing the monster in the form of townspeople. As Tim Burton’s individual ordeals are translated into film, the theme of ‘Outsider’ is explored meticulously through Edward’s character. The concept of being an Outsider introduces the idea of not belonging in a certain place and this is certainly what Edward faces in the midst of contemporary American suburbia.

As an elderly woman spins the tale of Edward Scissorhands, the visual of the journey begins with an atypical Avon lady named Peg attempting to market her products to her neighbours, finding no success. Deciding to try her luck at the lonesome gothic mansion, she stumbles upon Edward. Taking pity on the physically and emotionally scarred boy, she welcomes him into her home. And not long after, the numerous gossip-hungry housewive 's interests are piqued on Edward, the intriguing…

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