Symbolism In The Nightmare Before Christmas

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The Nightmare Before Christmas originated in a poem written by Tim Burton in 1982 that was later published October 13, 1993 as a film with his original hopes of making “The Nightmare Before Christmas” a short film turned out to be a smashing hit out of his many films. Tim Burton's films often show mysterious worlds filled with wonder and horror that bring us to see the world in new ways that we never knew. In this film just like many other of Burton’s films the character is searching to find a new meaning to their life, or even going out of the way to make their life better by filling the empty void by finding a certain something or someone. What begins to puzzle the reader or viewer is when confusion comes up on who the bad guy or monster is in reality. Our main character Jack is faced with hardship of not being understood and not being able to find what is needed to fill the empty void within him which is said in that of Jack's Lament Performed by Danny Elfman “Yet year after year, it's the same routine And I grow so weary of the sound of screams And I, Jack, the Pumpkin King Have grown so tired of the same old thing Oh, somewhere deep inside of these bones An emptiness began to grow There's something out there, far from my home A longing that I've never known” so he mentions an emptiness beginning to grow within his bones metaphorically speaking even though his character has a physical emptiness I excel without ever even trying With the slightest little effort of my

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