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What do the films Edward Scissorhands and Big Fish by Tim Burton reveal about Burton's values and perspectives?

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Tim Burton's films frequently portray heroes and protagonists who are ostracized from society for being different or misunderstood. These characters often possess admirable qualities (such as Edward Scissorhands' kindness and compassion, or Edward Bloom's humor and optimism) as well as unique talents (Edward Scissorhands' ability to shape things artfully with his hands, or Edward Bloom's magical way with words). In Burton's cinematic worlds, these "underdog" characters are often treated cruelly but become agents for change when the communities portrayed realize they have wronged the characters by fearing them or rejecting them.

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