Believe it or not, I do not hate Twilight. The plot is fair, internesting setting, a lot of the characters are good, and not to mention the brilliant fight scenes! The soundtracks are lovely as well as the actors/actresses. Overall, I would give the entire series a C+. I would
give it a higher grade if it wasn't for the poor writing, rambling, and somewhat extreme fans. But what's really the anchor of that sinking ship is the books' protagonist and narrator...
Of course there's a main character in almost every book I read that I really do not like. For example: in Hunger Games, it's Peeta. In Harry Potter it's Ginny. However, unlike Bella, I don't like Ginny and Peeta because they're almost like distractions to the main characters (Katniss and Harry of course). I don't like Bella simply because she's just a bad person overall. My negativity towards Twilight has nothing to do with the generic comments such as: 'Vampires don't sparkle' or '[insert name here] can't act" but it as almost everything to do with Bella. I have a bone to pick with her, and in all honesty I would like to beat the daylights out of her with it.
1. Bella with Charlie
I absoloutely love Charlie. He's Quiet, loves sports, patient, loving, caring, and most imporantly LOVES his kid. In the first two books, Bella was pretty respectful to Charlie. I completely understood the "Just let me go, Charlie!" at the end of Twilight
because she was simply trying to protect him and the note she left Charlie in New Moon when she was going off to save Edward (because she knew she was going to be punished afterwards). But Bella went totally
out of hand in the end of New Moon
. If you've read the books, by now you should know that Charlie really enjoyed Bella's company and it was almost like having his wife back. In New Moon
Charlie tells Bella that she is grounded (which was aware of) and that she is not allowed to see Edward Cullen ever again because he's a bad boyfriend. In return Bella says "Fine, I'll move out and live with the Cullens." That was a really low blow. And Charlie looked absoloutely dissapointed with himself. But of course Bella was having too much fun packing her things to finally live with her boyfriend to notice her hurt her own father was. Charlie was right, first of all. Being completely unaware that Edward was a vampire, I totally understood why Charlie wanted them to break up. It was their second break up and the first one was what lead Bella to "move back in with her mom" and tell Charlie what his own wife told him when she was leaving. Bella even put up a front when Charlie wasn't allowing Edward to come to the house more in Eclipse
. Well Bella, let's think: you returned home from your first break up with Edward covered in blood because you "fell down the stairs and through a window" all while Edward was trying to "talk you out of moving out", Edward leaves her in the woods 2 days after her birthday crying from their break up, Edward is the reason why Bella stares out of her window for several months and screams in the middle of the night, Bella runs away to Italy while her father is at a funeral because of Edward, and after all of this Edward returns and everything is back to "normal". But of course Bella is too selfish to notice and Smeyer is trying to make it look as if Charlie is the bad guy. Charlie was a great father to Bella but when Edwards comes into her life, she's a total jerk in return and pays him back by making him dinner. Bella is more respectful to Carlisle who is not
2. Bella with Mike Newton/other human friends
I find it funny when people think that I'm kidding when I say that Bella should have ended up with Mike Newton. Mike Newton was the only
person in the entire series that stayed by Bella's side for the entire time. Angela Weber was very loyal as well. If you've read at least of the beginning of Midnight Sun
then you'd know that both Angela and Mike really liked Bella when they first met her. But of course Bella ignores them because Edward Cullen is the best boyfriend ever (even though he dumped you left you depressed for several months and has tried to kill you). Bella never noticed that Mike, Angela, her other human friends, and Charlie were some of the only people who cared about her but, like I said before, her head was too wrapped around Edward and she refused to appreciate anything else.
3. Bella with Jacob
I really liked Twilight
and beginning of New Moon
Jacob. He was a great friend and could have easily been a great boyfriend. Bella had her chance to take her relationship with Jacob and soar off with it. What made me 'Team Edward' was when Edward returned which totally changed Jacob into a different person (due to hatred and jealousy). I believe that Smeyer altered almost all of his characteristics and made them darker to make Edward look like an angel and Jacob like a devil. Anyway, towards the end of Eclipse
we're all fully aware that Jacob was in love with Bella and Bella has absolutely no idea what to do to keep both Jacob and Edward happy. Kissing Jacob was a last resort option. But at the same time, did she really have to kiss
him? Jacob is an awful friend for persuading his ENGAGED best friend to kiss him. At times like this, Bella's selfishness should have came out. She needed to defend herself properly. Her boyfriend proposed her 24 hours ago. On her finger is his mother's
ring. Now is time to make a choice, Bella. She was wrong for kissing Jacob and he was wrong for initiating it. I do feel for Bella because she had no idea what to do in this situation. But cheating on your fiancee is never the solution.
4. Bella with Bella
Bella had absoloutely no idea what she wanted in life aside from Edward. She put Edward before her own self, her family, and her friends. She turned down amazing schools for Edward and wasted what was supposed to be the funnest stage of her life all for Edward. What makes he really not like her is the fact that she did all these things for Edward all while there is no love in the relationship. They say 'I love you' every so often but they fail to really show it. Their relationship is built off of obsession and lust. I still find Edward and Bella's marriage disturbing because it was only done for sex. Unlike Harry Potter
is a strictly female YA/A book whereas Potter
is for all ages and both sexes and since Smeyer has a bigger fanbase of young girls, she should be selling POSTIVE
messages to to. Bella is supposed to be the ideal head female that we are supposed to look up to. This means that we're supposed to marry for sex, listen to a majority of out boyfriends/husbands' demands, obsess about them, almost kill ourselves when they leave us, throw away all of our hopes and dreams to accomidate their needs. But in Bella's case, what hopes and dreams? She has no characteristics aside from 'clumsy'.
"I was pleased by how often my face – both of my faces, hideous human and glorious immortal – cropped up in her unconscious thoughts." Breaking Dawn page 469
"I guess my brain will never work right. At least I’m pretty." Breaking Dawn page 406
Wow, thanks Bella. You're really giving us human girls a great name! I guess I'll have to stab myself with poisonous vampire venom to look like Beyonce..