Holly Wood (girlziplocked) wrote in lion_lamb,
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Thoughts on Bella's Changing

I have another question for those of us who are hoping for the change. I was thinking about Bella's insistence on wanting to be "equal" to Edward, but I wonder how that would change things--at least for us as human (ha, presumably) readers. The feminist in me is ripping at the seams here, but part of the splendor of their relationships comes from Edward's role as the protector, doesn't it? Like his role has always been her hero and it's really apparent that he revels in this as much as we do. I mean, he's very confident that he'll always be able to keep her safe--perhaps overconfident. I wonder, theoretically, how he would handle the prospect of a less fragile Bella. How would he define himself then? Or perhaps more importantly, how would we define him then? Would he be as interesting to us then?

I wonder if that's why SMeyer isn't going to continue with their story. Do you think the books would have the same appeal if both of the characters were vampires? Of course, this isn't to say that I don't very much want her to be changed in Breaking Dawn, but I don't know how interested I would be in a book in which the both of them are vampires. I feel like a self-sufficient Bella would ruin what Edward is--if that makes sense. It wouldn't make for nearly as romantic a story--even if it would be more, well, politically correct, I guess.

Any thoughts?
Tags: books: breaking dawn, discussion: book
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