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SM - Bella and Edward

Post by pelirroja »

Here is the place to discuss everything about their relationship together. Keep questions about them as individuals to the [url=http://archive.twilightlexicon.com/viewforum.php?f=9[/url]Sparkling in the Sun Forum[/url]
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Post by xBellax »

Even though their whole relationship as a whole is one of those classic cliched ones its simply beautiful.

I wonder is Shakespeare ever knew his work (Romeo and Juliet) would be compared to a book about two people in same situation as his star crossed lovers...except sort of over races instead of families.
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Post by Alphie »

That's interesting that you picked Romeo and Juliet for Twilight because in a phone conversation I had with Stephenie she said that Pride and Prejudice was actually the "guide" for Twilight. I can totally see both. For P&P consider that Edward's family just can figure out what's so specialy aout Bella, which is similar to Darcy's situation with Lizzy. What scares me about the Romeo and Juliet compairison is that they were both willing to die for their love...and eventually followed though with that.
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Post by xBellax »

I have yet to read Pride and Prejudice. Been busy with required reading in English and of course re reading Twilight a couple dozen times. Soon as I get the chance however I'll read so I can see the connections. And like the characters from both those books Bella is willing to, in essence, die, to be with Edward forever.

I just read Romeo and Juliet so its fresh on my brain.
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Post by Madame X »

Though using Pride and Prejudice would mean that one of them would have to ruin things (or seem to ruin things) for a beloved sibling, Hmmm....well Rosalie, I guess.

I'm surprised that model was used, though. P&P is not first thing I would associate Twilight with. Not only that, but Edward is so much more of a charmer than Darcy would ever be, which affects the dynamics of the relationship. However, imagining Colin Firth (Darcy from the A&E Pride and Prejudice) as Edward makes for delicious thinking.

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Post by aKissAtTwilight »

i dont really see this as P&P either. i mean there some similarities...but nothing too big. just in my opinion though.

i kind of enjoy the fact that they fell in love so quickly too. i mean they were acctually "together" for like a week..maybe two when all the bad stuff happened. i really wonder how the rest of relationahip is going to be!! OoOo...its just so exciting

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Post by QueenB »

I think Bella & Edward's relationship is in a level of it's own, but I'm somewhat biased. You know how certain TV/movie couples have this amazing natural chemistry that radiates from the screen so vividly? Well that's how Bella and Edward's relationship is for me. It jumps from the page into my imagination, and it's all thanks to how detailed and meticulous and human Mrs. Meyer writes their relationship. There's a constant vulnerability because of their situation (Bella being human, Edward technically not), and an underlying risk that kind of makes me anxious. Anxious for Bella's safety (while still being with Edward) and anxious for the maintained secrecy of who the Cullens are. It's very classic in a way because everything is against them--telling them there's just no way they can make it work--yet they're still trying. It's very beautiful, very magnetic.
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Post by Stephenie »

In regards to Twilight being modeled after P&P: This is only in the very loosest sense, and an after-the-fact kind of thing. I did not plan to or try to rewrite P&P with a modern setting and a vampire character. I wrote Twilight with no other novel in mind.

Then, as I was continuing with the series, I found parallels between my stories and some of my favorite classics. I developed those parallels, and let it effect the story to a small extent. I use a quote from one of those classics as the epigraph in New Moon. The epigraph for Eclipse will probably be a Robert Frost poem (NOT Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening!), but the classic in mind will be quoted in the body of the novel.

So, I went back to look at Twilight with an eye for what reading in my past had influenced its conception. And I decided that P&P was the closest connection--in the sense of people crossing over lines to be in love, miscommunications and misunderstandings between the lovers, and the hero becoming a rescuer despite the innate strength of the female protagonist. So, though I call Twilight my P&P novel to myself, it is by no means an attempted re-telling.

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Post by Angels_above »

you realise that a lot of us are now going to read robert frost, and try and figure out which linbe, from which poem...oh and read all the classics again! :lol:

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Post by dorky_1d1ot »

hey, speaking of robert frost. i had read a couple of his peoms and used one called "acquainted with night " for a peom project in language arts.

and now back to the topic of this forum. i like that bella and edward can talk about anything and not have any secrets from eachother. even though they come from "different worlds" (she's human, he's not). what they have is beatiful. its sort of like "forget about the world, we're in love and there is nothing you can do about it".

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