just_erinmarie (just_erinmarie) wrote in lion_lamb,

Title Theories

Okay so I was talking to my friends about Stephanie Meyer's choice of titles. And I wanted to see what other people thought about the titles, "Twilight", "New Moon", "Eclipse", "Breaking Dawn" and possiblity of "Midnight Sun"

My friend and I had a wide range of ideas of what each could mean. So far we have concluded the following, but still questions some of it;

We think that Edward is the Sun and Jacob is the Moon, and maybe even Bella s the Earth.
"Twilight" meaning, "the soft, diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, either from daybreak to sunrise or, more commonly, from sunset to nightfall." >>> so Edward (the sun) meets Bella (the earth) connecting in a break of light --- still do not have a definite answer to this one --- also it is the nightfall of twilight, in conjunction with breaking dawn (read down)

"New Moon" meaning, "The phase of the moon occurring when it passes between the earth and the sun and is invisible or visible only as a narrow crescent at sunset. " >>> so the Sun (Edward) is hidden away (more likely goes away) and the Moon (Jacob) comes in view of the Earth (Bella) blocking the Earth's view of the Sun. But a New Moon has just the absence of a Sun during its phase, predicting that Edward would come back into view after Jacob had his phase with Bella.

"Eclipse" meaning, "the obscuration of the light of the moon by the intervention of the earth between it and the sun (lunar eclipse) or the obscuration of the light of the sun by the intervention of the moon between it and a point on the earth (solar eclipse)".>>>  We think that here the Moon and the Sun were battling for the attention of the Earth, which makes sense as throughout the book Jacob was trying to force Edward out of the picture and Edward stood his stance with Bella. Both the Moon and the Sun merging maybe represents a big fight, kind of the climax of the seires, maybe?

"Breaking Dawn" (dont have a definite meaning but) like Twilight and dawn being the same of one, but on both sides of the Earth. So like Edward, the Sun, has all of Bella, the Earth; on both sides of her heart, her mortality.

Maybe even its like a full cycle of Bella's heart... 
Sun meets Earth once in a Twilight at nightfall; then Sun goes away and Moon has its phase with Earth as being the New Moon, but as its just a phase, Sun ultimately comes back. Sun and Moon merge together as an Eclipse, but Sun ultimately wins as it reappears as a sunrise (opposite nightfall) as Breaking Dawn. 

So even if Bella goes through a cycle of heart, it will always end in contact of the sun meeting the earth as a sunset or sunrise. 

also for "Midnight Sun", meaning, "the sun visible at midnight in mid-summer in arctic and antarctic regions.", >>>its like Edward is being reached from the midst of nowhere (artic regions). as it is in  Edward's POV, its like he thought himself as the darkness of midnight, but as he is the Sun to Bella, Bella is the one who sees him perfectly. 

Does that make any sense? What are your theories?
Comments Please

Tags: books: breaking dawn, books: eclipse, books: midnight sun, books: new moon, books: twilight, discussion: book

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