Twilight's possible abusive relationships

United States
December 9, 2009 1:29am CST
Okay, so Bella is basically a girl who is torn between two men who have the potential of being abusive. Edward Cullen could end up pulling a "Chris Brown" if he isn't careful, while Jacob is like the guy with anger issues. When I think about it like this, neither one of them seem like a good choice for her. I LOVE Twilight by the way and am a total Edward girl
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• United States
9 Dec 09
You know, I had not really thought about it that way. When you put it like that, though, then that really is not a very good role model or better yet relationship model for a young girl or even a young boy, is it? That really does send the wrong message. I have not read the books, but I did see the first movie and plan on see the second as soon as it is available. It was not the best movie that I have ever seen, but I did enjoy it more than I thought I would, especially after hearing some of the negative comments from people that had seen it. If you take it as entertainment and do not put too much thought or meaning into it, then it is not bad.
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• United States
11 Dec 09
For sure lol. I just was thinking about this the day I saw the movie and was like, WEIRD!! haha. I don't take it seriously :p
• United States
13 Dec 09
I didn't think that you were taking it seriously, but some people forget that a movie is supposed to be entertainment and I think they sometimes put far too much meaning into it and analyze it a bit too much. Do not get me wrong, there are some movies that I think are totally inappropriate, especially when the movie is aimed at younger teens or children and the subject matter is far too old or sexually explicit or whatever for that age group. However, there was a huge objection to Harry Potter due to witchcraft, and I have heard negatives about Twilight due to Vampirism, etc. These are the ones that I think are taken a bit too far, because they are not meant to be viewed as a life altering movie or anything too serious. They are just supposed to be fun and entertaining.
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• United States
13 Dec 09
I know what you mean. I remember hearing about how people were freaked out by Harry Potter and I couldn't believe it. I think a lot of people take things too seriously and they seem to forget that it's just a movie. I doubt the person writing in wants to cause some big fuss that really takes all the lime light away from the movie itself. I have a friend who doesn't like Twilight, because of the legends of the werewolfs. I was like "SERIOUSLY?!?!" lol. I just can't look at the book/movie and worry about little things like that.. I have no idea how other people do. I guess I don't get offended too easily :p
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• Mexico
14 Jun 10
Hi abeja reina: first of all, nice name, so do you speak spanish too. Sí es así podríamos ser muy buenos amigos . I have read the Twilight saga. They're not my favorite books but I think that more than that, what annoys me is Bella's slave attitude. I mean, when Bella talks about his love Edward for me it's just disgusting, she see him as a God, she doesn't value herself. She have no self-esteem and we see that in the New Moon book where she stop living because her boyfriend left her and then she run to Jacob's arms begging for love. I think she is not a role model at all. According to your description Edward and Jacob are both disfunctional characters . Thanks for starting this funny discussion. Have a nice day. ALVARO
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• United States
17 Oct 10
You're right, she's not a role model. The author is portraying her exactly as she is - an emotional passionate teenager with flaws. I find it refreshing that Bella isn't required to be better than the average teenager. And I think a lot of teens can relate to her ups and downs in this series, despite the obvious fictional aspects. BTW, I'm Team Jacob. But only as far as the movie. Edward's better in the books.
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• United States
16 Dec 10
Man, it's been too long since I've been on here lol!! @starsailover I do not speak spanish, but did take 3 years of it in High School. Sadly, I never use it anymore so I'm pretty sure I've forgotten everything haha. It is pretty sad how Bella acts the way she does, but somehow I'm addicted to it lol. I can completely relate to being so in "love" (whether or not it's real love, but I never realized that until after the fact) that I thought I couldn't live without someone. I can relate to her insecurities and her fears, and the pain of losing someone you love. However, I can't relate exactly. I think it's taking those emotions to the max. Thanks for commenting :) @ChampagneGiggles Hello fellow Twilight fan :p I wish there were more books, I'm so sad that the series is done :( Luckily, there are still two more movies, so I've heard... Thanks for commenting :)
@indiandevil (2098)
• Rothesay, New Brunswick
11 Dec 09
Mjay obviously hasn't even read the Saga as he refers to it as a trilogy... theres four Twilight books not three=P And to answer your post. Assuming here you have never read the books, from the way you worded that, like all based on novel movies they hacked the story up big time. There is more to Bella's character then the movie gives. Most being shes an "old soul" who doesnt feel she fits in her world, and can smell human blood, because the other half of her soul is already a vampire. Once Edward made the choice not to kill her in the Biology class, he can not hurt her, only he doesn't trust himself. All the precautions he takes is out of lack of faith in himself, knowing hes a monster he believes automatically he will even though he can't. And truthfully, Jacob Black does have anger issues at first as well as obsessing over something that isnt, and will never be his. I found him to be a complete jerk in Eclipse, there was times I wished edward woulda kicked his wolfy butt.
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• United States
12 Dec 09
I have read the books, I was just being dorky when I came up with this concept. Not really being too serious about it lol :p I've read the first three books and am like 1/4 of the way through the last one. I started reading them before the movies. I am obsessed and I know, I will read them again once I've finished them :p
• Mexico
15 Jun 10
Hi indian devil: I think you take this discussion too serious. Our friend abeja reina simply make a funny interpretation of the books but she has mentioned since her first post that she was a fun of the books so she just wanted to point that the relationship between Bella and Edward and Bella and Jacob could be seen as insane. Thanks for your answer. Have a nice day. ALVARO
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@MJay101 (711)
9 Dec 09
Forget Bella, the most likely "abusive relationship" is between myself and the book: witness me hurling so-called literature through the window, dousing the trilogy in kerosine and laughing hysterically as I drop the lit match! Well, it's not quite so dreadful. But it's pretty bad...
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• United States
11 Dec 09
Haha!