Chernaudi wrote:I don't feel it's a cop out to say that Bella's a fictionl character, but I do feel that even though we can learn from her and her decisions, she isn't a real person, and that's where we, as real people, we can interpret what he decisions mean and what we can get from them, as long as we don't take it too seriously.
smitten_by_twilight wrote:It's not a cop-out to say that Twilight is just fiction - it is the central point. Because it is fiction we can have these kinds of conversations about right and wrong, what people think, etc. If it were real we would have to make judgments, which would be pretty boring.
Esme echo wrote:I don't think we need to make judgments about people when stories are true.
Esme echo wrote:Books give me the tools to think through my attitudes and examine whether I am being reasonable in my positions.
skatepixie wrote:Esme echo wrote:I'm not sure what you're referring to about Bella leaving her child. Could you elaborate?
If she were to go to college or get a job right after Breaking Dawn ends.
sarahniamh wrote:I believe that Bella, though never meant to be a role model, can be viewed as a a role model. in the books she is portrayed as a average shy girl, but she still manages to find love. i think that that is a very positive message for insecure teens who may be experiencing bullying. the will see that there is something to wait for. True they will never find a vampire, but they may find their Edward and that could be enough to keep a girl out of dark places.
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