Statement of Intent: If you read to the end, you'll notice that I do not advocate against reading Twilight, just putting it into context for young readers. This was originally written for a Facebook audience of friends until I decided to post it here as well. It was not intended to offend Twilight fans or readers, but to simply give a little perspective on why I believe Edward Cullen is a poor character to respect/admire. Should there be enough popular demand, I'm willing to write a similar article about Bella Swan.
Personality Traits in Abusive Relationships [link, link]
Vampires – just because some of them sparkle doesn’t mean there’re all bad.
The Classical Vampire The first vampire to appear in fictional literature was created by the British author John William Polidori in his book ‘The Vampyre’. After this came the rather long short story ‘Carmilla’ by Sheridan Le Fanu. But it was a work inspired by these two stories that remains the greatest vampire story to this day – Bram Stoker’s ’Dracula’. ’Dracula’, which was published in 1897, started a Vampire craze the hasn’t ceased yet. It is in this novel that we find the original,...