Edward Scissor Hands and To Kill a Mockingbird are both filled with different events, but one thing they share is the familiarity of themes and symbols that were shown in both. One thing that is familiar in both is the theme of small town mentality. Another similarity found in both is the symbol of a tree house. Also a theme that was found in both is “Don’t kill a mockingbird”.
A theme that was found in the movie, ‘Edward Scissor Hands’ and the book, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is “small town mentality”. In the movie this theme was shown when Peg brought home an outsider, the whole town had to figure out who he was. Also when everyone turned on Edward the whole town joined together again and turned their backs just because some saw bad in Edward. This theme was quite evident in Maycomb in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, especially when all the townsfolk turned their heads on Atticus even though they knew it was the right thing to do. This is one similarity that was found in between the book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and the movie ‘Edward Scissor Hands’.
Another Similarity between the book and the movie is the symbol Jem’s tree house. It is similar to the movie because Jem’s tree house symbolizes loneliness that Jem sometimes liked, Boo Radley lived with and what Edward lived with as well since his creator died. The tree house is the symbol because it is usually a place where children can hide in from the rest of the world and be alone with their thoughts, it also symbolizes Boo’s house, which he rarely comes out of, and Edwards mansion and property which he only leaves when Peg forces him to. This is why the tree house is a symbol that is similar in both the movie and book.
The theme “Don’t kill a mockingbird” is found in both pieces of media as both include people such as Atticus, Tom Robinson, and Edward Scissor-Hands. The previous people can all be considered as mockingbirds. This consideration is based on the...