I love the books. Took me about 4 days to finish all 4 of them. Now I'm waiting for the movie, which doesn't come out until january over here.
And I have to say, I love Breaking Dawn. Bellas character development ist just awesome, she finally matured, from damsel in distress to a strong powerful woman. The cover fits well, from simple pawn to mighty queen. Her gift totally rocks too. I also really liked the humor of some of the scenes (feathers anyone?, Jacob and Leah, Rosalie and Jacobs bickering...).
The only thing that I hate about the Twilight series is the whole imprinting on children thing. Creepy and disturbing IMO, it just doesn't feel right. What do you guys thing about that?
|So, to start a friendly debate/discussion:
1) Does the Twilight series have more or less chance of becoming classics than the Harry Potter series?
I think Twilight has YA/Teens as main audience, mostly females, whereas Harry Potter has as much broader fanbase, young, old, both genders. It also feels that JKRs writing is much more complex, connects so many diverse storylines, touches many more philosophical issues, maybe the right word for HP is epic. I don't feel Twilight has that, although I love love love the books.
|2) The books are written for young adults, but appeal to many adults as well. Are any men/boys reading these books? If so, what would they take away as messages of ideal manhood and whether they could ever hope to measure up?
I don't really know of course, being female, but I would hope that they would take away the idea of treating women gentlemanly, of pursuing arts (playing piano, classical music and such), being emphatic (Jasper) and caring or compassionate (Carlisle).
I often listen to some guys on a Twilight podcast called Imprint and also read the blog from the Twilight guy website. It's interesting to hear their perspectives 'cause the emphasize different aspects of the story. The Twilight guy actually bought a ring which looks like Bellas and proposed to his girlfriend who is a big fan of the series. So cute.
|3) For us adults in adult relationships, what does the series say to you about your relationship/partner. Do you see them in a different light now? Which character do they remind you of most?
No different light, I never thought of comparing my relationship to Bellas and Edwards. I really love the Esme/Carlisle and Alice/Jasper relationship though. In New Moon when Alice comes home to Forks, there is that scene where A/J simply hold hands and look into each others eyes. I really like that. No overly public displays of effection but pure love and understanding. I hope I have something close to that in my relationship as well.