Why My Daughter Would Not Be Reading Twilight
Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight was made popular because of its rare love story between a human, Isabella Swan with a vampire, Edward Cullen. The background was lacking and the characters in the book felt two-dimensional. I would not let my daughters read Twilight at all, and I am telling you why.
Isabella Swan, nicknamed Bella, is the main character in the Twilight series. She moved from Phoenix, Arizona to a tiny town of Forks in Washington. In the beginning the without of temperament did not concern me, because authors like to describe and add in personalities as the story progresses so readers could learn more about the person in time. It became clear Isabella Swan is a character who is just stubborn. Stephanie Meyer also made Isabella accident inclined and capricious, but forgot to infuse the character with traits and most importantly, a dream. Her without of plans for her own future concerns me, because it is important for people to have a dream in their lives.
In New Moon, the second book of the series, Bella Swan tried to chase Edward Cullen’s shadows by attempting dangerous activities. First she jumped onto a motorcycle with a stranger, and then she starts to ride one. It was when Bella did cliff-jumping I was wondering what Stephanie Meyer trying to teach her readers, be reckless and suicidal so you can see your ex-boyfriend? Now that the series is made into a series of movies, it would influence a young person’s mind. If I am a parent, the thought of my loved one going on a wild ride with a complete stranger would put me in a coma.
Further down the track to Breaking Dawn, we touch upon Bella’s pregnancy after her marriage with Edward. already if some mothers can relate to her need to keep her baby; but I question her second motive: to bleed until near death and Edward would need to change her into a vampire. She had either forgotten about the werewolves, or did not care if her friend Jacob would die fighting for her. I was not surprised about the without of interest in werewolves until later in the book, it was obvious the fight was not intended to happen in the first place.
Lastly, love at first sight? It is very disturbing how Jacob imprints, a werewolf term for falling in love, on baby Renesmee when she was born. Though love at sight considered romantic, but no matter how fast a child grows, I think it is nevertheless pedophilic, because she may be grown up physically, one might ask how much did she grow mentally? Scary thought.
In summary, I think Stephanie Meyer had produced a bad role form in the Twilight series, Isabella Swan. She is the image whom I will not like my child to be, and I think that her mother would be disappointed when she finds out that her daughter does not have a dream for the future, dumps her friends for good when she falls in love, turns reckless when dumped and becomes too trusting to the point of suicide. Who needs violence when you have a life like hers?