Good morning, everybody. Today, I want to talk about other worlds in The Ugly Duckling and Edward Scissorhands. The Ugly Duckling is a famous fairy tale by Andersen. I guess everybody know this fairy tale. It talks about a ugly duckling. In fact, he is not a duck, but when he was younger, he looks like a duck. Other animals exclude him, because of he is not look like other ducks, he is ugly. He was so sad, and left home by himself.
After he became a swan, others think he is so beautiful, all of them love and praise him.
Edward Scissorhands is a sad love movie, by Tim Burton, is talking about a built human, who looks like human, and has human feeling, but his hands are scissorhands. He come to a town, and loves a human girl. In the end, although they love each other, but they separate and never meet each other again. There are many dialogues into The Ugly Duckling.
From these dialogues between different animals, audience can see, this is a physical world, they exclude the duckling just because he is big, gray, ugly and different looks like other ducks.
After the ugly duckling left his home, he meet the cat ‘Sonny’ and hen ‘chickey shortleg’. The composer compared cat, hen and duckling’s idea to show two different worlds. In hen’s life, she thinks lay eggs is the only one important thing to do, in cat’s life, he thinks can arch back, purr or make sparks is the only one important thing to do. They think make their host happy is their life. But the duckling does not think like that. He wants to free. In his world, the blue sky, the fresh air is the important thing. Audience can see the duckling always by himself, he lived in his own world.
When he lived at home, others exclude him, because he is ugly. After he left home, the cat and hen accept him, but they have different lifestyle, they could not understand the duckling, they think he is crazy. So he just can leave again. This fairy tale is for children, it educates audience, that people could not laugh or exclude others, because they look like different. Audience can see the duckling is as lonely as Edward in Edward Scissorhands. The duckling looks different with other ducks and Edward looks different with other people too.
That is one reason they had excluded in a common world. Both them are lonely, whatever, if other animals talk to the duckling or the ladies look like accept Edward. So, in the end, they go back to their own world, the duckling became a swan, he goes to river, and Edward goes back to the castle. Audience can see, the duck mum is similarly with Peg, the duck mum explain to other animals ‘he isn’t so handsome, but he’s as good as can be, and he swims just as well as the rest’, she wants to other animals accept the ugly duckling. Peg explains to the ladies too.
She helps Edward, she tries to make other people to accept Edward. But in the end, other animals, the ugly duckling’s brothers and sisters all want the duckling far from them, so the duck mum said ‘how I wish you were miles away’, and in the Edward Scissorhands, in the end of the film, because of people all change the attitude to Edward, so Peg thinks if Edward leave the town is a good thing for Edward and other people. Through The Ugly Duckling and Edward Scissorhands audience can see the energy of the gossiping is enormous.
In The Ugly Duckling other animals say the duckling is ugly and bullying him, so he left home, and in Edward Scissorhands, because of the suburban gossiping, so ladies change their attitude to Edward. That make Edward went back to the castle at the end. But the biggest different between The Ugly Duckling and Edward Scissorhands is, the ugly duckling’s hope comes true. In the end, he become to a swan, he is beautiful like his hope, that why The Ugly Duckling is a fairy tale. But Edward is not, he hope he can has a pair of hands, like a common human, but, in the end, he still a special unfinished robot.
Composer used anthropomorphism to describe a real world, it can make audience more interesting in this fairy tale. The short paragraphs can make audience feel clearly, like audience listen the animals talk with each other by themselves. The Ugly Duckling and Edward Scissorhands wants to tell audience, everyone in this world is equal. Different people look like different, maybe they have different colours, maybe they have a disability, but people all live in a same world, so, everyone is equal, everyone need love. Thank you for listening. Do you have any questions?
Cite this Edward Scissorhand Speech
Edward Scissorhand Speech. (2017, Mar 22). Retrieved from https://graduateway.com/edward-scissorhand-speech/