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Twilight, the beloved novel world wide. No one is quite sure why this vampire romance saga is so addicting and hypnotizing to it’s readers. But, hypnotizing and addicting it surely is. Fans are so absorbed in Stephenie Meyer’s creative wording and and vision she puts in her head, that at some point you don’t even know what you’re reading. Women’s independence is something that has been battled since time began. Women have always been criticized to be less then men. What we do not realize, is that Meyer’s novel digs back up that problem of men being the “dominant species.”
In Twilight, you are experiencing the adjustment of a girl from living with her mother in sunny Phoenix, to her dad in rainy Forks. The typical girl with the typical divorced family is what is projected to you. Already, you see this teenager make sacrifices for other people’s happiness and representing selflessness. And then she sees this mysterious, beautiful, stunning, dazzling, and quiet boy on the other side of the cafeteria. In entering biology, she is offended by his rude behavior. He stares at her in the most vile way that it makes her have self-doubt…without even knowing the boy. At home, she ponders over this boy and what she could’ve possibly done to offend him. And there, the mistakes begin. She shouldn’t have given this boy a second thought because he sure didn’t even think of giving her one. She should’ve stood her ground and forgotten him all together, she though of what she could’ve of possible of done to offend him.
And then the next day, she plans to be assertive and independent and demand to know what his problem was. But the charm with which he intended to dazzle her, stunned and got her off her track. With his formal introduction–in other words, mask–Edward Cullen tries to make up for his fowl and inexcusable behavior.
Throughout the story, Edward starts becoming more interested in Bella, and Bella in Edward. This gets so obsessive to the point that he follows her on a night out with her friends. When Bella is confronted by some dangerous men in the alley way, who could’ve very much hurt her, Edward then comes to her rescue. After saving her, he demands her to distract him from driving back and ripping the mens’ heads off, and Bella doesn’t spare a single question to how he had found her there. At dinner, she has to know what he is, but somehow isn’t offended by the fact she has been followed, stalked, and lied too.
In New Moon, the follow-up novel, you are picking up at the story of star-crossed lovers. But now, after Edward continually tells Bella he loves her and will never leave her, he decided to pick up and leave. After leaving, Bella is broken and emotionless. Not a single sympathetic good-bye did he share, not a strand of love anywhere in his heartless goodbye. Bella, instead of trying to beat herself up and say she’s okay, she beats herself down and tells herself she’s meaningless. Her father, Charlie, states his case and tells her she just can’t be so lifeless. A close friend, Jacob, who has always been on Bella’s side helps her heal slowly. Instead of letting Edward go, and moving on to what was actually good for her, she tries to hurt herself in hopes of hallucinating and imagining his voice. Jacob always appreciates Bella, and feels terribly bad when he has to leave. Bella is broken all over again, and women independence is thrown even further down the road. The mistakes worsen when she decides to jump off a cliff and then go back to the wrong way–and Edward–it was before.
The saga being hopeless in that form from there on, I have decided to move onto the positive affect. I believe that Twilight, shows that any ordinary person can handle anything she puts her mind to and be selfless even when others around her aren’t. Also, you learn how to be brave, and grow as a person yourself.
New Moon adds to those skills when Bella keeps herself together after a traumatic and unfortunate happening, all for the love of her father. Pure selflessness. It also teaches you how to open up to change and people who are willing to help you. And eventually, it teaches you that no life and every life is worth more than your own.
Eclipse is the power of choosing and making choices. Growing up and asserting yourself, standing your ground is a big part of it too. Not letting drama get to you and acting like you’re not scared is something that every human being has to know in real life.
Breaking Dawn teaches you that not everything in the world has to be fought over. And your heart doesn’t divide at times, it grows. For people who try happy endings always come.
All books teach lessons, and all of them good things to know. And not just when you’re living in a world of werewolves and vampires, but also when you’re living in the current economy.
There is good and bad in anything, and whether you know it or not, there is even bad in Twilight. Things in life tend to look perfect from behind a mask, but you have to look past that and not get hypnotized. Look at all sides and know that nothing is absolutely perfect.
And Know a little Information about our Guest Blogger:
Author: Princess Twilight
About Me: I’m a Twilighter in my 20′s, who is married, has no children, and is a famous author to be. I love Twilight and always will. Soon my name will be printed on books and people will catch me being a singer-in-the-carer…but until those days come, I will be working on perfecting myself…and my singing!