I'm going to note here, this is not my view point of Twilight. The view point comes from an OC whose fanfic handle is Jolene Meyers. There are intentional misspellings in the journal entries.
Fan Works: The Writers Corner
Jolene Meyers: Essay for School & Journal Entries I & II
I am already tired of school this year and it hasn't even started. Along with writing essays about our summers our English teacher expects us to write an essay over one of the books we've read this summer. She gave us a whole list of subjects to write from and I'm honestly not liking any of them. They are way to complex for the beginning of the school year even for an advanced English class. I mean, here are some of them.
Compare and contrast two books you've read this summer. Considering the fact I've only read the Twilight series and the first couple of Harry Potter books... actually, that is all rereading on my part, so no worries there. However, I am sick and tired of these two being compared online. They are two very different stories. I think the Harry Potter fans are just jealous of how popular the series has become over the years.
The other topic is just plain stupid. We're to discuss the books on a critical level. The thing is, I am sick and tired of looking at all the criticism on the net for the Twilight books. Both the Harry Potter and the Twilight books are for entertainment purposes only, I'll read the classics or some non-fiction if I want to get something more out of it. But I'm expected to get something like feminist reasoning, or human rights, or politics or some other over analitical garbage.
I've decided to compose my essay on the Twilight series and the feminist view point because I keep exteroception people on the net say that Twilight is anti-feminist, which is not at all true. Feminism means that a woman has the decision making to be who she wants to be. This is the most important thing in all of Twilight, the fact that Bella chooses to be wedded to Edward and she chooses to transmute into a vampire. Sure, Edward happens to determine when to turn her into a vampire, but he knows that Bella has been wanting it and gives it to her. So, I'm going to move onto the spurious claims people have come up to call Twilight anti-feminist. There are two contestations I am going to cover.
The first disceptation people make is the fact that Edward is abusive to Bella. How so? I don't remember him ever physically harming her? All he is is protective of her, making sure she doesn't do stupid things. She is after all, earthborn and thus libel to go and do something stupid. Thus Edward has to direct her in the right itinerary. He knows she is daft enough to go and hang out with the werewolves despite the fact they are a peril, so he removes her car engine. He's a vampire and cognize better.
The second argument people make is the fact Bella is stuck being a house wife. What is wrong with her being a housewife? Sure, I want to be a lawyer when I get out of school, but my mom is a house wife and there is nothing wrong with her being that. Saying that she is anti-feminist is just plain wrong, as she does a great deal of stuff and she is always in us kids lives. She's raised three kids and bakes on the side and now has a side business.
The third controversy they make is the fact that Bella is suicidal. She doesn't ever think about killing herself, and yet they say that because she jumps off a cliff she is suicidal. I've gone and jumped off the cliff at the bay and you wouldn't call me suicidal. It's a lot of fun and the rush is great, so I take offense at being called anti-feminist because I believe myself to be a full blown feminist.
So, I conclude the accusations that Bella is anti-feminist happens to be false. People shouldn't be forcing their view point onto other people and this makes me irritated off that they're doing this. Twilight is a well written book and deserves a lot less unfavorable judgment then what it happens to be getting on the internet. Thankfully off the net people are more civil and understanding.
My teacher asked me if I was writing satire for my essay, to which I replied I was quite serious about the essay I wrote. She then informed me that I had failed the assignment, which I have mind to take this to the principle to complain about it. I asked her if I mispellled anything and she said that wasn't why I failed. She asked me what the meaning of feminism was. I said "choice" and she said "equality". Why she is giving a different answer then Meyer I haven't a clue, but I don't see how Meyer could be wrong as she is a published writer and this teacher is not.
She then went on and told me that being over protective of someone can amount to abuse, to which I told her I flat out disagree because Bella was to stupid to know what she was doing because she was human. Which she told me went right back to the relationship not being equal. I then asked her if she thought my mother was anti-feminist because she was a house wife to which she responded that my mother was also the leader of the PTA and she had personally met the woman... why she refered to my mother as "the woman" I don't know or understand. I don't understand any of the references she made to the fact my mother is on equal grounds with my father. He works, she doesn't... so in my teachers boat they must be anti-feminsit.