The movie Edward Scissorhands emphasises how hard it is for a person out of the norm to actually be accepted by society. People judge others by their appearance before getting to know a person. When seeing someone or something to new, some sort of comment or reaction will come into a persons’ mind; whether it be good, bad, or just simply a thought. Many times if a negative impression is given off by a person that you are not well acquainted with, automatically you will feel a sense of disconnection towards that person; leaving the mentality that the other person is different and you do not want to accept their differences. Edward is a perfect example for the new person that is shunned by society without, even consulting him with what happened; no second chance was given. He is not human but is an unfinished creation. In the scene where Edward is fooled into breaking into Jim’s house, Edward is used as the scapegoat. Once inside the house, the group, including Kim plan on taking money from the house’s safe. Edward is used to pick the lock. When Edward enters the room with the safe, the security system was tripped and he was trapped inside. The group scatters and leaves Edward to be caught by the police and blamed with the break in. Edward was taken advantage of and had to pay the price for Jim’s greed and jealousy towards Kim’s relationship with Edward. He is thought to be a freak and of course, everyone would assume it would be Edward that would break into a house and not Jim. In the movie, there were several gothic elements. The main ones were the twisted, convoluted plots, grotesqueness and architecture. The twisted plot, stems from Edward Scissorhands himself, he is not normal; he was created by an inventor and had scissors for hands. He was never finished because the inventor died. The grotesqueness in the story ties into Edward’s overall image. He is pale, his hair is long and messy and his clothes are dark and made of leather and other...
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