Edward showed how much he loved Kim by the way he considered the consequences if he were to physically be with her. Kim said: “Hold me,” however Edward knew that if he did, there would be a possibility that he would hurt her with his scissorhands, so he responded: “I can’t.” Again, Burton used shot-reverse shot to show them speaking. He also used non-diegetic sound and coloured lighting to create an eerie atmosphere, and foreshadow what was going to happen next.
Edward’s love for Kim was also portrayed through his actions of wanting to protect her. Edward fought Jim to protect Kim