"Frankenstein" and "Edward Scissorhands"
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This paper discusses storytelling techniques employed in Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" and Tim Burton's movie, "Edward Scissorhands". The paper discusses the basic plots of each story and then goes on to describe the similarities between the two tales, in describing the cruelty of the society in which the characters live that lead them to feel ostracized.
From the Paper:"Storytelling Techniques in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands Few stories are capable of demonstrating alienation with the same power as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The movie Edward Scissorhands is essentially a modern Frankenstein tale. Like Frankenstein's creation, Edward is an artificial construct who faces alienation from society. In both these stories, the creation faces cruelty from that society, eventually becoming what they are accused of being, and, ultimately being forced to live out their lives alone. Shelley's novel and Burton's film are similar in several areas. First, the characters' artificial beginnings lead to their inability to fit into the society that surrounds them. Second, through the ostracism they face, both the monster and Edward are forced into the roles that society expects of them. Third, and finally, both of these creatures voluntarily remove themselves from human society, rather than continue to face the world in which they are not welcome to participate."
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