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Twilight: Good or Bad?

October 1, 2009
By Anonymous

I’ve been on both sides of the Twilight sensation. The completely unrestrained fangirl and a very mean hater. What can I say? I experience a lot of changes in emotion. Right now, I have to be neutral. The Twilight books, to many, I suppose, are escapist novels. It’s a romance series that entice girls to find that perfect boy who will love them no matter what. I can see that and that book really speaks to the soul at times. The books do have a good storyline, not the best but an acceptable one. The most interesting part of the books are the remake of vampires, from something feared to something loved. The way Mrs. Meyer makes the Cullens such kind souls that know how to love really caught the attention on many readers. In my opinion, the first book, Twilight, has to be the best. It is a great beginning to the series and they get steadily worse. I cried in New Moon, every single time I read it, and I’ve read it hundreds of times. I cried even though I knew what was going to happen. That was a great twist and I loved it. I love sad stories… :) But as I read on, Jacob came in and became a werewolf. Okay, twist again, but a not so exciting one. And of course, Edward just HAS to come back and be all nice and sweet and okay with Bella being in love with someone else. That annoyed me a lot. And Jake’s immaturity annoyed me even more. Eclipse was passable. The newborn vampires were a bit of surprise, not a big one, but a surprise nonetheless. I hated Jake in that book. I really did. The way he pretended like he was going to kill himself made me want to kill him. And Edward’s calm indifference angered me too. Breaking Dawn. What can I say? I’ve read fanfiction better than it. It was clichéd and so fake. I liked Renesmee, but, like I said, cliché and fake. It was so predictable. AND THE ENDING SUCKED. That’s just my opinion. There should have been a fight and someone should have died *cough*Edward*cough*.

That was a summary of my feelings on the books. Now onto some deeper stuff. Twilight very subtly degrades women. BELLA DEGRADES WOMEN. She always needs a guy there, either Edward or Jacob. She clumsy and gets hurt a lot, she needs to be saved. I guess you could say I grew up a bit between 7th grade and 9th grade and I really saw this. It really made me think about what the Twilight books really signified. The grammar in the book was pretty horrible too. My English teacher used it to show what NOT to do. That’s how bad it was. That was my first real push into not loving Twilight. I suddenly saw, wow, its not perfect like I thought. Then I saw how unperfect the theme was and how unperfect it just overall was.

This article has a lot of hating, it’s true. I’m not a fan anymore, but if you are a fan and you are reading this, I’m super sorry if I offended you in any way. When I was a fan, hearing all this bad stuff about Twilight would have offended me a lot. Let’s face it, we all want our Edwards and our Jacobs right? I certainly do :)

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This article has 28 comments.

on Oct. 29 2009 at 1:23 pm
i love twilight, it doesnt have to be real. of course some of the stuff in the books wont happen or the movie, but u can still love it even if it wont happen for real.

on Oct. 13 2009 at 3:33 pm
songofthenight SILVER, Manistee, Michigan
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I agree with the author mostly. I used to be a Twilight fan when there was just it and New Moon was just coming out, and I still kind of like it, but the end was really weak and there really are no Edwards out there. And yes, Bella is a disgrace to all women. But it's still a good read when there's nothing better to do, and has a unique plot.

on Oct. 13 2009 at 2:13 pm
hbeats4u2 SILVER, MPLS, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
My personal favorite quote would have to be; "Don't judge a book by its cover."

Of course I am a twilight fanatic. I have read all the books and own the movies. (well twilight, for now.) I think the movies could've been more rounded but............

Catawensey said...
on Oct. 13 2009 at 9:36 am
I think that twilight is a good movie also but i dont think its anything to die over.Its completely fake and people need to relize that there arent a million edwards out there!

on Oct. 12 2009 at 12:38 am
TheRaisinBranLover BRONZE, Yucca Valley, California
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Favorite Quote:
nnnn eeee wayzzz

i hate twilight but w/e sum ppl r like in luv w/ it its stupid...

on Oct. 11 2009 at 4:10 pm
reginalove SILVER, Lorain, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal."

I also agree with this writer on several points. At first I loved Twilight and the whole idea, but then you wake up and realize how fake it is. There isn't a real Edward out there and it makes girls think he is and they are always expecting their boyfriends to be Edward Cullen. But I love Jacob's character because he's real, he's immature sometimes but at least he doesn't try to be Mr.Perfect all the time.He has flaws. I still like twilight but I'm not breaking my neck to defend it.

Beanzalib said...
on Oct. 10 2009 at 10:10 pm
I agree with you. When I first read it i loved it. But then Bella was Bella Edward was Edward, I loved Jacob only in twilight and new moon and i heart alice. How do you love a series when you hate most of the charcters? Edward is too ideal. Nobody can have him. It's like price charimg. When i find out someone is completly obseesed with the series, i pity them. You can't love somebody when you don't see there flaws because then you don't love them, you love your verson of them. It's not logical. I always fall in love with the best friends of storys, not the perfect guy that ends up dissaponting but the best friend who knows you inside and out, but will so anything for you and loves you anyway.

~Chelsea~ said...
on Oct. 9 2009 at 9:53 am
I personally love the Twilight Saga. But I disagree. Between the Books Breaking Dawn and Eclipse they are definately the best. But I like the first too. New Moon is definately the worst out of all of them. Oh and yes i also completely hate Jacob in Eclipse. :)