Before I had any right to dismiss Twihards or criticize the psychologically unhealthy relationship model that Bella Swan and Edward Cullen present, I felt obliged to read the books. So I did. All four novels, one novella, and an incomplete document in portable format.
The content lived down to my expectations, but I was unprepared for how poorly crafted the saga is.
Late to the party here, but aside from the fact that it’s a satire of impulsive love, Romeo and Juliet’s deaths were brought on by a tragic accident of midirection and assumption. Whereas Twilight is full unsettling disclosure, and is still NOT GOOD.
Oh my god…. I hated Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. They only knew each other for a few days before killing each other tragically…. that argument does not help the series at all -__-
It kills me when people bastardize the point of R&J to defend Twilight. The man was totally making fun of those dumb kids. It’s a comedy! Laugh at it.
“However, I don’t use impulsive, suicidal teenagers, as a rubric for what is acceptable behavior.” HEARTS. HEARTS IN MY EYES. I have long suspected that people who find That Saga romantic also find Romeo & Juliet so. Shakespeare LOLs from the grave.
“I hated Romeo and Juliet all three times I read it. I like Twelfth Night much better” was a beautiful way to end any Twilight discussions point-blank, and I remember the abrupt, too-derailed-to-be-offended, silences fondly.
May I add in regards to the Shakespeare question that Romeo and Juliet killed themselves because they couldn’t be together? It was by no means meant to be representative of true love to his audience in the first place. It’s a tragedy for a reason.
I’m confused over the usage of the terms “alright” vs. “all right”. In some circles I’ve noticed it is acceptable whereas in others, its use is fully condemned despite the fact that use of “alright” has increased in recent years. Could you explain?