A Critical Analysis Of Edward Scissorhands

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“If you ever had that feeling of loneliness, of being an outsider, it never quite leaves you. You can be happy or successful or whatever, but that thing still stays within you” (Burton). “The deepest wounds aren’t the ones we get from other people hurting us, They are the wounds we give ourselves when we hurt other people” (Burton, Edward Scissorhands). Tim Burton always makes the “main” character the outcast. Edward Scissorhands is an example of this. Edward is the outcast because he has scissors for hands when everyone else does not. Also, in Corpse Bride Victor is considered the outcast because everyone (in the main scenes) is dead while he is still alive. Do not judge people on their looks, even the nicest looking people can be the devils, looks deceive people; even salt looks like sugar.…show more content…
In the move Corpse Bride, it shows a close up of Emily when Victor told her “Why can’t you understand? It was a mistake I would never marry you.” This shows the pain she felt when Victor told her that; you could see it in her eyes and her facial expression that she was pained by his words, but it also goes back to a close up to Victor after the audience sees Emily’s reaction to show that he knows what he said wounded her so he got disappointed about it also. Burton uses low-key lighting but with bright and dark colors. In the movie Edward Scissorhands, Edward’s mansion is dark which makes it stand out from the colorful houses around the neighborhood. When Peg goes to the mansion, it seems like it would be scary with dead grass, no flowers or any sort of living plant life but when she goes through the gate the landscaping is beautiful and bright, the lawn is full of living grass and lively red flowers. Even though the mansion is dark the landscaping helps the audience understand that Edward is not a wicked man or a person to be
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