Who's Your Favorite Twilight Saga Character?
Who's Your Favorite and Why?
So, what I'm wondering is which of the fantastic characters from the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer is your favorite and why? One of the things I love most about the way Stephanie writes is that you feel like you know even the most unimportant character in the story. She really makes them real with the wit and humor she puts into her writing.
Personally, I have to say I absolutely love Jacob Black. From the first time I encountered his character I felt there was going to be more to him than what we first saw and his personality just shines through. Not only is he Bella's father's best friend's son; he's her best friend. Probably the one and only human being on the planet that knows everything about her, truly understands her and loves her just the way she is. Bella thinks of him as her personal sun and even though I felt while reading New Moon that Jacob was unfortunately going to get hurt when she took Edward back (did you really think he wasn't gonna come back??) I couldn't help but love the way their relationship blossomed in New Moon and matured as Jacob learns about his heritage and he and Bella start talking about The Cullens and all the secrets she's had to keep. You can see then, a little, how; if Bella had never met Edward, Jacob would've been the one for her, without a doubt. Even when he's moody and cocky, you still want him to be ok because all he wants is for Bella to stay alive, and honestly, how can that be a bad thing?
Now, that's all I'm going to say for tonight on the subject, Jacob isn't my number one favorite, he's in the top four, though. :) There will be more on this tomorrow :)
Who's your favorite and why??
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Another of my Favorite Twilight Saga Characters
My third and second favorites are actually a tie and it's going to seem strange to some but here it goes. I adore Alice Cullen. I think she adds an essential kick to the entire story from Twilight all the way to Breaking Dawn. I mean, really, who doesn't love Alice? She's sweet, smart, she can see the future, she has impeccable taste and she's a wonderful friend. And I'm just getting started. She is tied with Edward as my favorite Cullen. I can never pick one or the other. Sometimes Edward wins when I'm in a more sappy mood and sometimes Alice just takes the cake hands down. There are points in the series when I feel she steals the show entirely. Her caring for her family, the way she puts herself on the line to go and save her brother, and she rushes to Forks to try to help Charlie when she thinks Bella's killed herself. It's just so nice to see an honest to goodness "nice" character. But I also love her fire and spunk and the way she doesn't back down when she knows she's right. No matter how much Edward growls at her, lol. My favorite Alice scene is after she's "seen" Edward and Bella going to Vegas to get married without telling anyone and she corners Bella in the garage and coerces her into letting her plan a wedding for her. I was in hysterics. It was just so Alice, you almost expected it to happen from the moment Edward said, we'll wear old jeans and go to Vegas and Bella thought oh well, Alice will be disappointed. You just knew there was going to be more on the subject. She just lights up every scene she's in simply by being there and she is actually the first character from the books who I've wished really existed because, let's be honest, you know Alice would be a blast to hang out with. :)
My Other Favorite Cullen
So of course my other favorite Cullen character is Edward. I know some people won't understand how he and Alice are tied, but in my mind, they both bring so much to the story. Edward might possibly be the perfect man, if he was a "man" that is. Outside of his temper, he seems to be the most unselfish person I've ever encountered in real life or fiction. Unendingly attentive, sweet, smart, funny, sensitive to Bella's every need. I mean, at some point you ask yourself, can he be for real? And then in Eclipse you get a little glimpse of what goes on behind the face when Jacob asks him to open his head for once. By the way, little side note, love that scene, so well done, can't wait to see it on the big screen. Anyhow, back to Edward, not until that point do we know for certain that, of course he's jealous of Jacob and the life he could give Bella; of course he has moments of self doubt. Honestly, it made him more real to me, rather than detracting from his appeal. I love the fact that he tries so hard to resist being around her because he cares for her. He considers himself to be so selfish and yet, he nearly destroys them both by trying to save her soul. Poor Jacob never really had a chance when you think about it. One of my favorite parts of Edward's character is his sarcasm and humor. And it's one of the things that didn't quite come across in the movie for me. Which is a shame in my opinion. While reading the book, I sat and chuckled to myself all the time at the banter between Edward and Bella, they just sizzle sometimes, I love it. And in the movie, it seemed stilted and forced and just plain akward most of the time. Oh well, here's hoping New Moon is better.
My favorite Twilight Character:Bella Swan
I know she's the least exciting, and she's human for almost entirely the whole series, but I love this character. Bella is the point on which the story turns, really, as it's told from her perspective. She has to be the most unselfish person I've ever heard of. She always puts everyone else first, would do anything to protect the people she loves and goes after what she wants, even if it's completely crazy, like becoming a vampire so she can spend eternity with her soulmate. Or almost killing herself to have her half vampire baby. She's an original. I love her klutziness, it just makes her more real, in my opinion. She's your regular, everyday girl, except that she's I guess what you could call an old soul. I've read lots of debate on this but Bella does not act like a regular teenage girl in any way. Her first instincts are always to make others happy and to protect them from harm. What teenager thinks that way? And what teenager sends herself to live with her father in a place that is by definition (cold, wet, overcast) her own personal hell to make her mother happy? Not any teenager I've ever met, that's for sure.
I love that she is just completely her own person, not trying desperately to fit in, just kind of going with her own flow. Wouldn't it be nice if more teenagers knew they could do that. :) I have to say some of my favorite interaction comes, not with Bella and Edward, but from Bella and Emmett. He is her big brother from the time they know Edward's really not going to have her for dinner. I love their relationship and the way he picks on her; you can see he genuinely does care, even when he's harrassing her. I really liked the way Bella is so unsure of herself in regards to her hold on Edward up to the end of New Moon and the way she realizes that he loves her just as much as she loves him. You start to see more confidence in her, which is great and she starts holding her own with him a little more. Their compromises, when she digs her heels in and says, this is what I want and I'm not giving up until I get it. I love it.
I have to say I didn't really like Kristen Stewart's portrayal of Bella in Twilight, but honestly, I didn't like much about the movie at all when I compared it to the book. Where was the blushing? Where was the spitfire temper we saw on occasion with Edward in the book? Nowhere in the movie, that's for sure. She comes across as akward at times and I just couldn't watch it. I don't necessarily blame Kristen for this, I think it was partly the script and mostly the directing. I have high hopes for New Moon.
Honorable Mention goes to Dr Carlisle Cullen
How can you not love Carlise? He is just the embodiment of everything that is good and kind in the world, in my opinion. His warmth and his high regard for human life make him a wonderful character,and his never-ending quest for knowledge. He is the most humane character I've ever read. Oh, and hats off to Peter Faccinelli for his performance! He's great as Carlisle and it's funny, I never would've thought of him for that part but now that he's in it, he just is the character. Fantastic.
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