Theme Of Edward Scissorhands And Corpse Bride

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In both Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Corpse Bride (2005), the characters were relatively ‘different’ from those that they were surrounded by, therefore making them strange and considerably odd in the eyes of people they came in contact with- there was sympathy, pity, indifference, sacrifice, attraction, jealously, repulsion, understanding, fear, and prejudice surrounding both these characters as they discovered the real world. Both films are extremely fairytale-like, which contrasts with their more adult themes, which convey a universal truth about human nature or life if looked onto. These are the stories of an uncommonly gentle man and a grave misunderstanding. In both Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride, the main protagonists, …show more content…
While Kim was walking with her friends and boyfriend, Jim (who oddly has a name that rhymes with her), Edward called her name and she walked away as if she didn 't hear him, as to which Jim replied, “She’s right here!” and picks her up (she told Jim to “stop it”) and they laughed and walked away. Edward, of course, felt discouraged and went off to cut some giant bonsai-like trees into decorative shapes (these ranged from stars to clowns to dinosaurs to ballerinas) and this is where his artistic skills were noticed by some peoples of the neighbourhood; Word had gotten around that Edward had done a spectacular job at cutting a dog’s hair perfectly, and soon everyone in Suburbia wanted their dog’s or dogs’ hair done. Edward, being the uncommonly gentle man he was, agreed to cut everyone’s dog’s (and their dogs’) hair, and soon enough, the ladies who were having their dog’s hair cut wanted their hair cut too- especially desperate housewife Joyce, who interrupts his cutting with a risqué, “Oh, Eddie, is there anything you can 't do? You take my very breath away, I swear. Look at this! Have you ever cut a woman 's hair? Would you cut mine?” to which Edward quickly obliged and gave her ‘the single most thrilling experience’ of her life. Later, Joyce tries to unsuccessfully sexually advance herself towards Edward, who puts off her advances and slices her on her chest; however as good of an intention this is, Joyce gets heavily offended and calls the whole neighbourhood, gossiping about how he tried to ‘rape’ her. This is only the beginning of Edward’s

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