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How does Edward Scissorhands qualify as an anti-hero?

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You can consider Edward Scissorhands as an antihero in the sense that he is an untraditional hero. Some concepts of “antihero” invoke the antithesis of hero. I don’t think this applies because I don’t see how Edward is oppositional to heroism. But the idea of antihero is broad. Antihero can mean a character who is similar but peculiarly unlike a traditional hero. So, we could...

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