holdingoutforjacob wrote:I hate to be one of those downer critics but I've noticed a distressing pattern in the saga. The strong women, who have a voice and aren't afraid to be heard, are vilified or alone, while the weaker, more classically feminine get their man and their perfect life.
I agree 100% Its one of the main reasons that, while I do love the series as a whole if I don't look too closely at it, when I start really getting into it and looking closely at what I'm really reading, I have to remind myself to unclench my fists occasionally. I'm very into the 1920's feminist movement, so that aspect of the books really gets under my skin. I loved Victoria and Jane because they were such strong women. And Leah's in a whole other orbit when it comes to strength and hootspa (sp?). Bella has never been my favorite female character mainly because of her dependance on Edward. I've always said that if she was truly as strong as she reads the first time through Twilight, then we wouldn't have had over half the social conficts we had in the books.