William Scissorhands, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, And Edward Scissorhands

1095 Words Nov 20th, 2015 5 Pages
People often change themselves in order to better fit in the norms of society; however, some people learn to overcome what’s expected of them and express who they truly are. Tim Burton is one of these people. In his films the characters often resemble Burton’s personality in this regard, such as the characters in Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Edward Scissorhands. In these movies, the characters are different from society’s standards and seek to express themselves. This need to express themselves often causes problems for the characters that they must overcome. Burton uses music, makeup, and color to show that one should express their imagination rather than conforming to societal standards. Burton uses contrasting music to show the personality of his characters, which emphasizes their differences from society. In Edward Scissorhands Edward lives in a menacing mansion above a small neighborhood. Before he comes to the neighborhood the music is very cheerful and happy. But, when he eventually comes and stays with Peg, darker music is layered over that gives off a very creepy vibe. These contrasting sounds show that Edward differs from those in the neighborhood and may not fit in. Furthermore, in Alice in Wonderland Alice is presented as a very imaginative person and is seen wondering about flying and what it would be like to wear a fish on her head. But, when she shares these ideas people such as Hamish and her mother they are very dismissive…

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