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BD second inspiration theories

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<strike>Stephenie Meyer says she's had "classical inspiration" for each book in the Twilight saga from ideas in another works. (Twilight was Pride and Prejudice, New Moon was Romeo and Juliet, Eclipse was Wuthering Heights.)

In an interview for Barnes and Noble, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/subjects/ ... ?PID=22841, she says Breaking Dawn is based on two "novels": A Midsummer Night's Dream and she won't tell us the second one. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play, not a novel, so I think she meant "novel" generally. I was wondering what the second one would be, but today I thought I found a lead. I was so excited!! But, once I went back and checked it turned out to be not very convincing.



Here it is: In Breaking Dawn Chapter 1, Bella says that for Renee, "Early marriage was higher up on her black list than boiling live puppies."

With this gruesome idea still in mind, I was watching part of Shakespeare's Othello, where Iago says to Roderigo, "Come, be a man: drown thyself? Drown cats and live puppies."

My happiness-fogged brain connected the two and I started thinking of possible Breaking Dawn-Othello connections. Iago uses his intellect and power to cause trouble for Othello, not because of a desire for power but simply for enjoyment and without guilt: he has a complete lack of morals to inform him of his crimes. This sounds like some of the Volturi minions like Jane.

I'm sure other people have ideas about other works Stephenie Meyer had in mind while writing Breaking Dawn. Please start a topic to discuss what the mysterious second book Stephenie Meyer mentioned could be.

(I know you have topics for themes and how A Midsummer Night's Dream relates to Eclipse (but not Breaking Dawn for some reason?) but I feel like this would be off topic there.)</strike>


There is already a thread for this.

The Books that Inspired Breaking Dawn

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<strike>i would LOVE to have a topic about Jane and Alec. for some reason i'm really attatched to them. maybe we could have a topic theorising how two children ended up with the volturi in the first place and how Jane seems to have become so bitter and unempathetic. honestly something horrible must have happened in their lives.
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malu lobes yew wrote:i would LOVE to have a topic about Jane and Alec. for some reason i'm really attatched to them. maybe we could have a topic theorising how two children ended up with the volturi in the first place and how Jane seems to have become so bitter and unempathetic. honestly something horrible must have happened in their lives.
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I was actually coming to request a topic sort of like this one, but on a broader subject, a topic about The Volturi. I'm intrigued by them and I'd probably place some hefty bets on them being the main nemesis of BD.</strike>

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<strike>maybe something about... Alices bridesmaid dress?

(sorry if im unobservant and there already is one)</strike>

THis can be discussesd in the wedding thread.

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Post by core ardendo »

Maybe this is too similar to the Breaking Dawn Theories thread, but I was wondering if we could have a Breaking Dawn CRACK Theories thread? A place specifically for totally nutso, paranoid and/or this-was-in-a-dream-last-night-and-it's-insane sort of theories and discussions. The BD Theories thread, as it should be, seems to have more serious discussions going on. I've seen some pretty crazy ideas out there and I know I've thought of a few myself, so a crack thread could be interesting, maybe? If anything, it could inspire a few crazy, cracky fanfics. :D
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Something that kind of got dropped in Eclipse i believe was that we dont know who Sam's father is. Everyone talks about the relationship between Sam and Leah, but isnt Leah's dad or grandfather one of the possible people who could be Sam's father??? Information like this isnt dropped lightly in books, so i'd like to have a discussion about this topic and how it might impact Breaking Dawn.

SAm father's was a Uley. It is Embry's father that is unknown

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<strike>Can we have a topic about the possibility of leah imprinting on Jacob? It is a huge theory of mine and has been discussed on the podcast Twilight Series Theories.</strike>

Impritning takes place the first time you see your mate after being a werewolf. They have already seen each other and haven't imprinted.
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How about a topic that looks at how Edward's past will affect Breaking Dawn. We know that he was from an upper middle class family and still owns a house in Chicago and that he has a lot of REALLY nice items from when he was human and he's given some of them to Bella (the crystal heart, which is probably a very large diamond, but Edward doesnt want Bella to know this). SM has given us a lot of information on Edward, but we havent seen Edward give that same info to Bella.

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I bet this has been done... but I'm asking.

In each of the books, there's always a picture on the inside title page. I didn't really think about it til today. The picture always is different from the cover and has something to do with later in the book. For instance, New Moon's inside title page had the stone archway and walls that resembled the description of the square of Volterra.

What do people think the picture inside will be?

I'm thinking it's going to either be a house (the Cullens) or some of the beach at La Push serving as the place for the big conflict or resolution. Heck, maybe it'll be the wedding site.
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Re: Request a Topic

Post by wishiwerebella10 »

i really want to get other peoples views on this...

Does anyone else think that its werid that Bella NEVER mentions about what SHE thinks her power will be if she does become a vampire? I mean doesnt she have to be a LEAST a little curious about it?

And if she did think about it what do you think Bella would think it was?

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