Given that Christians are praising the Twilight series for featuring both a virginal heroine AND virginal hero, why wasn’t I jumping on the bandwagon to endorse the series?
Stephenie Meyer doesn’t seem to have anything to add to the great question of what it means to be a human being. And that is very sad.
The key question that the second book in Stephenie Meyer’s vampire book series grapples with is this: Would it have been better for Romeo and Juliet (i.e. Edward and Bella) if they’d never gotten together?
As lush, dark romance in the tradition of Keats and the Brontes and Margaret Mitchell, Twilight is a likely classic. As a parable about the sexes, it might have a lesson to imprint on our subconsciouses: we’ll have to wait till the final book to be sure.
The sadness of the heroes turns to wonder as they begin to explore the land that they now find themselves in, which seems strangely familiar. Jewel the Unicorn cries out, “I have come home at last! This is my real country!” And then they truly begin to enter into joy.
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