Examples Of Conformity In Edward Scissorhands

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The societal issue reflected in Tim Burton’s ‘Edward Scissorhands’ concerns conformity to what society deems normal. Expectations of conformity to society remains an influential factor to individuals and is highly reminiscent of concepts from slightly older gothic eras such as in the 19th and 20th centuries where these values were strongly upheld.
People who do not conform to commonly held expectations and beliefs often isolate themselves and sometimes are rejected from the community. This concept was represented throughout Tim Burton’s ‘Edward Scissorhands’ through the narrative of the movie, consisting of Edward trying to adjust and assimilate into an unfamiliar society and way of life with the help of the saleswoman who found him in the

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