Conformity And Loss Of Personal Identity In Tim Burton's Edward Scissor

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In Tim Burton’s fantasy entitled Edward Scissorhands, he suggests that the pursuit of conformity and the inability to accommodate differences in them can result in the loss of personal identity and loss of bonds. He conveys this idea through low-key lighting, framing/angles, and non-diegetic sounds. Burton’s purpose is to criticize social norms to make people reflect on their actions and encourage acceptance. He adopts a thoughtful tone for young adults struggling to find who they are in order to provide them with a more genuine feeling.
In Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton uses low-key lighting to incite fear and suspense in the audience. For example, when Peg enters the attic this type of lighting is used to make Edward appear evil or menacing,

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