Bella Should Have Dumped Edward: Controversial Views on the Twilight Series

Bella Should Have Dumped Edward: Controversial Views on the Twilight Series

by Michelle Pan
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Bella Should Have Dumped Edward: Controversial Views on the Twilight Series by Michelle Pan

EDWARD OR JACOB?

The fourth Twilight book is out, but many controversial issues remain unresolved and open to debate. Now the devoted Twihards at BellaAndEdward.com argue passionately about what really happened and what should have happened.

•Who should Bella have ended up with, Jacob or Edward?
•Should Bella have become a vampire?
•Which character was miscast the most in the movies?
•If you could be any Twilight character, who would you be?
•Which movie has stayed truer to the book?
•Which event in the Twilight saga was the most surprising?
•Should Breaking Dawn have ended with a fight?
•Which character's story would make the best sequel?
•Which vampire power would you rather have?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781569758762
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 05/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 180
File size: 190 KB
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Michelle Pan founded BellaAndEdward.com in October of 2006 when she was just 13 years old. It has grown to be one of the most popular Twilight fan sites on the Web. Michelle was invited to attend the Twilight and New Moon movie premieres and has interviewed many important cast and crew members, including author Stephanie Meyer.

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Is Jacob Black a better character pre-transformation into a werewolf or post-transformation?

Pre-transformation!

Rachel, 15, Georgia, USA
Before Jacob had transformed he was a sweet innocent little kid with a crush on Bella. Pre-transformation Jacob would never ever hurt Bella in any way shape or form. He liked her, but would never pursue his love without her permission.
Post-transformation Jacob was rude and blunt and immediately hurt Bella. He peruses his interest in Bella without her permission when he kisses her in Eclipse. He meddles in Bella's personal life when he tells her she can't be bitten by a vampire, bitten not killed. And later after his transformation he becomes obsessed with imprinting like in Breaking Dawn when he randomly searches a park for a girl to imprint on.
In short, Jacob was a much better character pre-transformation. Of course had Jacob never transformed the story would be pretty boring after a while. Bella probably would have died after jumping off the cliff because without Jacob's wolf strength he never would have saved her. And that's if she evaded Victoria long enough to jump off the cliff which she probably wouldn't have without Jacob protecting her.

Post-transformation!

Rachel, 23, Saskatchewan, Canada
Jacob Black is quite a complicated character in the series. Jacob has such a sunny disposition, which is what essentially enables Bella to pull out of her reverie and catatonic state after losing Edward. Pre-transformation Jacob is such a happy-go-lucky kid that he cannot help but bring a smile to Bella’s face. Pre-transformation Jacob does not feel angry all the time either, which he hates feeling especially around Bella because of the potential to hurt her should he lose control. He does not have any responsibility to a legendary duty of his tribe and he is free to make his own choices regardless of what “the pack leader” wants him to do. But he is enabled to protect Bella from the lurking dangers that haunt her once he transforms, which he never could have done before he became a wolf. He still manages to make Bella smile and feel safe with him as if there is no void in her life because of Edward, but he cannot betray his pack and unfortunately breaks his promise to never hurt her. Thankfully his body heat, due to his transformation, allows him to save Bella from freezing while Edward was unable to help her. There are pros and cons to Jacob transforming but from a standpoint of Bella never having met Edward then Jacob pre-transformation would be better for both himself and for her. Nevertheless, Edward does exist in both their lives but Jacob’s character and personality is still intact post-transformation and his innately sunny disposition makes Jacob Black a great character regardless of pre- or post-transformation. I, however, prefer the added bonus of Jacob having the ability to keep a girl warm on those cold winter days!

The Final Call:
When we were first introduced to Jacob Black, he was a sweet 15-year-old kid with a “hint of childish roundness” (Twilight – page 119). He was very easy to talk to and Bella became instant friends with him. After Edward left in New Moon, pre-transformation Jacob kept Bella company; he was the one that made her laugh again, the one who was there for her when Edward wasn't. However, everything changed when Jacob Black transformed into a werewolf. For a long period of time (although it wasn't his fault) he couldn't talk to Bella and he left her in the dark about what was going on. As his love for Bella grew, he employed selfish tactics to make her love him back. When Carlisle called the Swan residence in New Moon (New Moon – page 412), Jacob intentionally did not let Bella have the phone even though he knew she wanted to talk to Dr. Cullen. Instead, he coldly answered “he's at the funeral” when asked about Charlie's whereabouts, causing a string of misunderstandings. At the end of New Moon, Jacob brings Bella's motorcycles to Charlie's house in order to get her grounded, another act that pre-transformation Jacob would never do. Jake the werewolf also tends to have anger issues especially when it comes to his love for Bella. He almost loses control at Bella and Edward's wedding when he asks Bella about her honeymoon (Breaking Dawn – page 66) and later on he threatens to kill Edward (Breaking Dawn – page 67).
In conclusion, even though post-transformation Jacob uses his powers to save Bella multiple times, his new adamant and overbearing personality makes me prefer the old, sweet little Jacob.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personaly think that Bella is on the right path with Edward. If she had not married Edward, Renessme would have never been born and Jacob would have never found his true love and imprint. Think about it. Both would have been unhappy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg....edward is perfect for bella because jacob was trying to force bella into choosing him, but edward let bella choose freely!!! Duuuhhhh O.O
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Duh, bella should be with edward! One, stephenie wrote it that way, two had bella not gone with edward nessie wouldnt have been conceived, thus making jacob unable to imprint. Jacob shouldnt have tried to force bella when he knew that he hadnt imprinted on her! Jacob is way too domineering and controlling. Edward always wanted what bella wanted, jacob wanted what jacob wanted. I feel bad for nessie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edward is completly the best one for bella. Go team Edward!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
all you people who say bella should have been with jake needs a serious look see. Its obviouse they are meant to be together. Had bella not chosen edward there would ne no nessie amd jake woulnd imprint. Jakes too possesive. Dont get me wrong he is a goo character and he belings in the story he pulled it together. But is it not clear to every singlr person that the only reason jake loved bellla was because she was fated to have nessie whom he was destined to imprint. Just as bella was fated to be a vampire thus edward couldnt read her mind. She is a sheald and all. So its a sign that her being is inevitable. Open your eyes people. Jake never had a chance no one can go against fate otherwise known as the inevitable. Easy to see. Easy as ?. :D ~~~caroline thornton ^____^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv edward an always will so u jacob fans whats the matter with u? ROCK ON ROBERT PATTINSON AND EDWARD CULLEN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bella picked the wright one because jacob falls in love with bella and edwards kid renesmee do it is a win win and edward needs some one he has been wating long enough for love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EDWARD AND BELLA ARE SO PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER! If you think the opposite, you need to get a reality check! Jacob was forcing Bella into loving her, but Edward let her choose freely. She made the right choice to go with Edward! If you have seen Breaking Dawn 2, I cried my eyes out at the end when she let Edward know what she was thinking! It was so romantic!!! I cried and cried and cried and cried and cried and cried and cried x10000!!!! It was amazing! Everyone except Robert Pattinson has agreed to make Breaking Dawn 3! Let's pray he finally does!!!! Love, FUTURE MRS.PATTINSON
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EDWARD!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kristin Stewart! She was a sucky bella, Jennifer lawrence auditioned for the part. She should've gotten the part
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a vampier girl i do like edward but i am more fond of edwards favorite sister Alice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luv u all!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edward hands down hes HOWT!!!!!!!!!!!!
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
Questions posed about the Twilight series where fans give their opinions. If you are heavily into the series, you will like this book. If you have a passing knowledge, you will wonder why anyone cares. Both sides of the questions are presented. I made up my own mind that I enjoyed the stories but I don't care to go any deeper into it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Team Jacob all the way
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me ask you this. Would you rather have a smoken hot guy that almost forced you to be with him, kissed you without your permission and then tried to kill your child (Jacob)? Or would you want someone that wanted you to be happy, not a bad looken guy and was really there for you (Edward)? Now forget about the fact that Jacob is a werewolf and Edward is vampire. Now who do you want? If you want to answer me wright a revew and call it ANSWER TO PLEASE READ THIS AND THEN MAKE YOUR CHOICE (notice it is all capitalized)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If twilight was nnever made ever twiliight likers would be unhappy
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Am I the only team Jacob member on here? Thar's so sad. C'mon Jacob fans! Comment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jacob is so hot edward has a werid body so team jacob!!!!!!!!!!!!