Edward Scissorhands Analysis

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​​One of the many flaws that people in this world have is the easy ability to judge a book by its cover. In Tim Burton’s beautiful film, Edward Scissorhands explains the true meaning of harsh judgment by society. This Drama-Fantasy film from the 1990’s shows how harsh society can be at an instance to such a harmless creation, which comes to show how quick people can judge without knowing. For many years now Edward (played by Johnny Depp) has been in lonely solitude causing him a lack of the outside world. His creator made him with a human heart. Edward is welcomed into Peg’s (played by Dianne Wiest) home after she has seen him in the mansion all by himself. Living in such a calm suburban area many aroused curiosity by Edward’s appearance, but he soon lays his eyes on Peg’s daughter Kim (played by Winona Ryder). He soon begins to feel some sort of way for Kim until her boyfriend Jim (played by Anthony Michael Hall) comes along and builds a type of hatred towards him. It is soon seen how Edward changes as we are convinced through his first impression he has given. ​​Once again, Edward consists of a normal human body, aside from his unique hands. It was difficult for Edward after his creator passed, but he found he managed to get through it as he found a new hobby of cutting hedges and sculpting ice with his scissor hands. He had struggles to live his life, but he was lucky enough that Peg and Kim are by his side one-hundred percent of the time. Edward soon became everyone’s favorite because he was able to do others favors due to his ability of cutting hair and hedges. He was the one everyone came to and was even told to open up a business with such talent he possessed from his hands. After being framed for a crime his so-called friends were nowhere to be found. From there on people saw Edward differently after the crime as if he had betrayed the neighborhood and everyone seemed to be disappointed and insecure from him. From the beginning he always...
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