So let me ask all of you: Why do you really like Edward? I refuse to believe that it is because "he is so hot" or because loving him "is wrong." I thought it was really interesting that when Rob asked the fans why they loved Edward so much, they could not give him a solid answer. Sure, he is hot, and okay, loving a vampire isn't ideal, but what is it about him that everyone clings onto? What is it that makes you overlook the fact that he is possessive, controlling, and at times, mildly abusive? I am not hating on Edward at all, I'm just wanting a little character discussion.
Do you think that Edward is portrayed as "the ideal being" as Rob said or that he "is small inside" but strong on the surface as Kristen said? I beg to differ on both counts and thought it was kind of insulting to the character. I am sure there is much more to the character than that (and Midnight Sun pretty much confirms this, don't you think?). I think that Edward comes off as perfect in the book because he is seen through the eyes of the girl who loves him. Yes, he is beautiful, but aren't the rest of the Cullens beautiful, too? Aren't they "the ideal being" as well? Isn't that the point of SM's vampires? Does that make the other Cullens small inside or as indesirable of characters as Edward?
What do you guys think? Do you agree with Rob and Kristen's assessment of the character of Edward? Discuss.