Analysis of the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer

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The Twilight Saga, a series written by Stephanie Meyer has quickly gained mass popularity throughout college, high school, and even middle school. I thought I would enjoy a book about vampires as I saw everyone reading it and hearing about it in conversations. Interested, I received the book and began reading only to realize at the end, that this was just another romance novel about a girl stuck in a love triangle between a vampire and a werewolf. But if read between the lines, is Meyer implementing the ideas of sexual perversions throughout her books? Examples of these would be sadomasochism, pedophilia, zoophilia, and necrophilia.
Meyer uses Bella Swan as the masochist and Edward Cullen as the sadist. Bella is described as a depressed, somewhat emotionless girl seeking to have her life ended as she constantly wonders “What was so great about mortality?” (New Moon). Edward finds himself to be agonized by the smell of Bella or just being around her, yet he can’t leave because the pain would be even more unbearable. In New Moon, Edward leaves Bella so he won’t put her in any danger, or “eat” her. Bella, devastated, constantly puts herself through near death experience just to hear the sound of his voice. Meyer shows Bella as an adrenaline junky hopping on stranger’s motorcycles, learning to ride a motorcycle, and to the extreme of jumping off a cliff. Of course, this is all worth it because she gets to hear Edward telling her in her head how stupid she is.
Edward enjoys stalking Bella and admits to watching her sleep. “‘You spied on me?’ But somehow I couldn’t infuse my voice with the proper outrage. I was flattered.” – Bella (twilight' class='brand-secondary'>Twilight). Meyer suggests to her young, impressionable readers that being stalked gives a feeling of s...

... middle of paper ... say that up to 15 percent of bites coming from humans may result in infections, and in rare cases may lead to the spreading of blood-borne illness including hepatitis, syphilis and HIV. Way to go Meyer.
Something that has been all the rage is whether one is Team Edward or Team Jacob. I don’t know if a real fight has ever been made, but there have been strong debates whether which one is better. This has been a widely discussed topic nation-wide and has been numerously critiqued, talked about, or have been made into a video. In one case, a Youtuber by the name of Timothydelaghetto2 says that “Twilight ruined his relationship.” Maybe verbal fights have broken out that I have witnessed in a high school classroom. Is this what twilight is doing to young teens? The fight over whether one fictional character is better than the other has had young teens going crazy.

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