Tim Burton, the director of the film, develops upon this point, as it is a crucial theme in the film, and exposes the viewer to the true consequences of the bias judgment that occurs in our society.Edward Scissorhands also presents the conformity and social normality that society has been adopted.
He says, "I'm sorry" when he makes a mistake and says, "Thank you" when the neighbors bring him food and drinks (Scissorhands, 1990).
Bill notices Edward’s courtesy and tells that he “got to learn not to take things so literally.”Edward appreciates his new found friends and during an interview he notes that the best part of his new life in town is, I quote; "The friends I've made." The family he has found makes him enjoy life and he is ready to help wherever he can.
It is a story that intends to display the problems of today’s society from an outsider’s point of view.
Furthermore, the film portrays how society judges others based on appearance and puts the reality second.
Unfortunately, even with his charm, they do not accept him completely as part of the community and when he falls in love with Peg's daughter trouble comes his way (Burton, 2014). He raised him as his only son and taught him etiquette.
This protocol is seen in Edward's choice of words with people of the Suburbia.
During panoramic shots of the garden of Edwards manor, we are shown his creative talents, whilst maintaining the theme of his differences, his isolation and thus imposing Edward as an outsider.
Take Peg, an Avon lady who works only to feel like she is doing something with her life other than lounging and gossiping, in which no one supports her efforts.
Edward has a charming personality, and when Peg finds him alone at his master's mansion, she takes him with her to her community.
Peg’s neighbors are marveled by Edward’s charm since they thought he cannot lead a normal life because of his looks.