Edward Scissorhands: a variation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein?

4 12 2015

1. The idea of playing God has intrigued mankind for centuries, but how well do you know the story of Dr Frankenstein?

2. Watch the scene where Peg visits Edward’s house. What well-known film genre is this scene drawing on? Focusing on what you see and what you hear, identify all the features of this genre. How does this scene build up our expectations about what is going to happen and then surprises us?

3. Find below exctracts from both the novel and the movie script. Use the additional material provided to examine their similarities and differences.


4. Here is a mind map featuring key elements to discuss the issue.



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